All Freight articles – Page 4

  • wascosa-tanpps-wagon

    World rail freight news round-up


    Wascosa has taken delivery of the last of 404 Type Tanpps fertiliser wagons ordered from Waggonbau Niesky for use by K+S. United Wagon Co is to supply 25 Tyoe 15-9545 sulphuric acid tank wagons to freight forwarding company RS-Trans, which bought ...

  • Siemens Trainguard ETCS
    Rail Business UK

    Freight locomotive ETCS design contract awarded


    UK: Siemens Mobility has awarded DB ESG a contract to undertake design work for the first-in-class installation of Trainguard 200 ETCS equipment on Class 47, 57, 59 and 60 freight locomotives. This forms part of Network Rail’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme, and follow successful progress ...

  • Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit has approved plans to acquire 33 km of railway between Healdsburg and the Mendocino-Sonoma County line from the North Coast Rail Authority

    SMART to acquire freight operations


    USA: The board of California’s North Bay area commuter rail operator Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit has approved plans to acquire 33 km of railway between Healdsburg and the Mendocino-Sonoma County line from the North Coast Rail Authority, which the state is to dissolve, and the purchase of ...

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    Rail and road service to avoid border delays in Southeast Asia


    ASIA: CEVA Logistics has launched a ‘truck-rail-truck’ service to keep freight moving between China and Southeast Asia, where the Covid-19 crisis has led to fewer flights, capacity limits, operational restrictions and waits of up to four days for road traffic crossing the border between China and Vietnam. ...

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    Freight innovation funding applications invited


    GERMANY: The Federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure has invited applications for funding of projects designed to improve the economics and efficiency of rail freight. Proposals should relate to digitalisation, automation and vehicle technology, and applications should be made via the Federal Railway Office ...

  • The Short Line Safety Institute has released Strong Safety Culture Best Practices,

    Short Line safety culture resources published


    USA: The Short Line Safety Institute has released Strong Safety Culture Best Practices, a resource which draws on more than five years of safety culture assessments and the 10 core elements of a strong safety culture as defined by the Department of Transportation’s Safety Council. Best ...

  • uz UTY Transmashholding NEVZ 3ES5K locomotive

    Uzbekistan Railways orders electric locomotives


    UZBEKISTAN: National railway UTY has awarded Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant a contract to supply five of the latest version of its 3ES5K Yermak 25 kV 50 Hz electric freight locomotives. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed this year. The NEVZ factory has produced more than ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    Estonia’s Operail has taken delivery of 75 open-topped bulk containers as part of a plan to double multimodal freight volumes to more than 200 000 tonnes this year. ‘Multimodal transport increased from 20 000 tonnes to 32 000 tonnes in the first four months’, said Urmas ...

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    RZD Logistics tests northern route for transit of sanctioned goods


    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics has operated a trial service carrying EU goods subject to Russian sanctions in transit from Germany and Estonia to China via the northern route through the Zabaikalsk border crossing. This follows a trial during March on the southern route via Kazakhstan, which carried ...

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    Medical PPE supplies from China to Italy by train


    INTERNATIONAL: DB Schenker is organising the delivery of a total of 186 containers with more than 1 300 tonnes of medical protective equipment from China to hospitals in the Lombardia region of Italy. The products are collected from the factories and taken by road to the ...

  • ZAGRO E-MAXI XXL with remote control

    Launch customer for Zagro’s powerful E-MAXI XXL battery shunting vehicle


    SHUNTER: Zagro has extended its range of battery-powered road-rail shunting vehicles with the E-MAXI XXL, the largest in the series. The launch follows the unveiling of a prototype at InnoTrans 2018, and subsequent development to meet specific customer requirements. The first three are being supplied to ...

  • in Indian Railways Alstom Prima T8 WAG12 loco first revenue train

    Indian Railways’ freight ‘revolution’ as first Alstom electric locomotive enters service


    INDIA: The first of 800 Alstom Prima T8 electric locomotives ordered by Indian Railways has entered commercial service following certification. ‘Powerful and capable of high speed, the locomotive is a significant addition to the Indian Railways’, said Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal when WAG12 loco 60027 ...

  • eu Cargobeamer pilot service to Lithuania (3)

    Road trailers carried from Germany to Lithuania by rail


    EUROPE: What the partners say was the first train to carry semi-trailers by rail in the Baltic States has been operated, transporting 22 from the Kaldenkirchen Intermodal Terminal near Germany’s border with the Netherlands to Sestokai on the 1 435 mm gauge line in southwest Lithuania ...

  • Border facilities have been commissioned at Chernyshevskoye in Kaliningrad.

    Joint call to facilitate cross-border rail freight


    INTERNATIONAL: The World Customs Organization, the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail and the Organisation for Co-operation Between Railways have jointly called for better co-ordination between customs administrations, transport authorities and the rail sector to facilitate the operation of cross-border supply chains and help mitigate ...

  • tr Maramaray first domestic freight train 2

    First domestic freight train transits the Marmaray tunnel


    TURKEY: The first domestic freight train has passed through the Marmaray rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia under the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey’s Ministry for Transport Infrastructure reports. The train comprised 16 wagons carrying 32 containers of plastic raw materials, which were being transported ...

  • Hupac's weekly Warszawa – Wien service

    World rail freight news round-up


    The Rwandan High Commissioner, DR Congo chargé d’affaires and a representative from South Sudan visited Kenya Railways ’ Naivasha Inland Container Depot on May 12 to see its capabilities for handling freight in transit from the port of Mombasa to their countries. The 45 000 m 2 ...

  • sn-dakar-freight-finished-TSO

    Dakar freight line rebuild completed


    SENEGAL: Reconstruction of the metre-gauge freight railway through the suburbs of Dakar has been successfully completed, despite the constraints imposed by new working arrangements to protect against coronavirus.

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    Samsun – Sivas reopens after upgrading blockade


    TURKEY: The Samsun – Kalin section of the line from the Black Sea city of Samsun to Sivas in central Anatolia was reopened for freight operations on May 4, following a five-year closure by infrastructure manager TCDD while major renovation and modernisation works were undertaken.

  • Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded Telstra a 10-year contract to provide telecoms services through the National Train Communications System.

    Australian industry group will prepare for Advanced Train Management System roll-out


    AUSTRALIA: A cross-industry oversight group is being established to assist with the introduction of the Advanced Train Management System on the 1 435 mm gauge interstate freight rail network, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Development Michael McCormack announced on May 11.

  • Russian Railways says there is growing interest in the Russia - Vietnam - Russia International Transportation Corridor

    World rail freight news round-up


    Russian Railways says there is growing interest in the Russia - Vietnam - Russia International Transportation Corridor launched at the end of 2017, with the export of Russian food including baby food having quadrupled over the past year. RZD Logistics is responsible for organising the supply ...