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  • WAG-9HH 9 000 hp electric loco built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works on test

    High power Indian electric loco certified


    INDIA: A 9 000 hp WAG-9HH electric loco built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has been certified for operation at up to 100 km/h after the Research Design Standard Organisation completed oscillation and emergency brake testing. The WAG-9HH is based ...

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    ZSSK Cargo introduces low-noise wagons


    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo has been awarded a €512 000 grant from the EU’s Innovation Networks Executive Agency to accelerate the retrofitting of its wagon fleet with composite brake blocks. Under a project launched in April 2019, a total of 2 752 ...

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    Stockholm Norvik Port connected to the rail network


    SWEDEN: A 4·4 km electrified branch has been built to at cost of €73m to provide direct rail access to and from the new Stockholm Norvik Port near Nynäshamn, which is scheduled to open this year. Located 50 km south of the ...

  • ru - UWC tank car for technical grade sulphuric acid

    Sulphuric acid wagons delivered to Siberia


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has supplied Transport Logistics Systems with a batch of 77 tonne/44 m 3 capacity Type 15-9545 sulphuric acid tank wagons. This is the first order TLS has placed with UWC, and its first for the latest generation of specialised wagons. ...

  • cn-Golmud-Korla Railway Connected with Qinghai-Tibet Railway

    Golmud – Korla railway forges new link through western China


    CHINA: Revenue services are expected to start running at the end of June on the Qinghai section of the 1 214 km Golmud – Korla railway, following the completion of construction work at the end of April.

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    Campbell to head ARTC as Fullerton steps down


    AUSTRALIA: Mark Campbell has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO of Australian Rail Track Corp with effect from May 1, succeeding John Fullerton, who is stepping down after more than 40 years in the rail industry and nine years leading the interstate infrastructure manager.

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    Maersk launches China – Turkey freight service


    INTERNATIONAL: Maersk has launched its first rail service from Xi’an in China to Izmit in Turkey. Departing every Tuesday, it runs via Korgas, the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Baku, and the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway with a transit time of 18 ...

  • Captrain and TankMatch Rail Hamburg are transporting 1 000 tonnes of ethanol in an 18-wagon train from the Port of Rotterdam to Pleszew in Poland on May 4-5.

    Rail gets disinfectant material to Poland


    EUROPE: Captrain and TankMatch Rail Hamburg are transporting 1 000 tonnes of ethanol in 18 wagons from the Port of Rotterdam to Pleszew in Poland on May 4-5. The ethanol is urgently needed for the production of disinfectants, with Poland facing a shortage because of the ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    The port of Melbourne has chosen to proceed with its A$125m Port Rail Transformation Project , a package of operational and infrastructure enhancements intended to improve rail access to the port and reduce lorry movements. Swiss intermodal operators Schweizerzug and RTSB have combined to launch a ...

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    Accelerated delivery of medical supplies from China to Russia by rail


    RUSSIA: RZD Logistics has organised the accelerated delivery of personal protective equipment and medical supplies from China to various Russian cities. The first container train departed from Shanghai on April 19, taking the northern transit route through Zabaikalsk to the Vorsino and then Yekaterinburg where customs-clearance was ...

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    Metre-gauge container wagon launched


    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer Kambarka Engineering Works  has launched a four-axle flat wagon for carrying containers on metre-gauge lines.

  • Davies Turner says it has seen a 195% increase in bookings for its Express China Rail weekly less-than-container-load service.

    Rail freight offered with air cargo style pricing to highlight cost saving


    INTERNATIONAL: Davies Turner has added a pricing mechanism based on air freight practice for its weekly Express China Rail rail, road and sea service from Xi’an to the UK. This is intended to demonstrate the potential cost savings to importers who have traditionally used aviation. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    The number of trains between Bro, 30 km from Stockholm, and Malmö which TX Logistik operates for retailer Coop has been doubled to 20 per week, to ensure the delivery of food to supermarkets in the south of the country. ‘Even for goods that were previously ...

  • UWC timber flat car

    High-capacity timber wagons ordered


    RUSSIA: Leasing company Dessa has ordered a further batch of timber wagons from United Wagon Co. They are scheduled to be delivered by end of May, and will be leased to Sodex. The Type 13-6895 has a capacity of 72∙5 tonnes or 155 m 3 , ...

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    DHL targets 10-day China – Europe transit time


    INTERNATIONAL: DHL is looking at further reductions in transit times between China and Europe, following the success of a service between Xi’an in China and Hamburg and Neuss in Germany which was launched in November. ‘With our partners in this project, China Railway, UTLC ERA and ...

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    Carmichael civil works contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Adani Mining has awarded Martinus Rail a A$220m contract for civil engineering work on the 1 067 mm gauge rail link to its controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

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    Rail investment is vital to post-Covid-19 recovery, say associations


    EUROPE: Investment to ‘make rail the core element of the European transport system’ should be an intrinsic part of the EU’s plans for stimulating economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to rail sector associations CER and UNIFE.

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    Esfahan – Ahvaz rail link memorandum signed


    IRAN: The Ministry of Roads & Urban Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mapna Group for construction of the long-planned rail link between Esfahan and Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan province

  • Infrastructure fund manager F2i SGR and Ania, the National Association of Insurance Companies, have announced the acquisition of a 92·5% stake in independent freight operator Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana. T

    Infrastructure investment fund acquires Italian freight operator CFI


    ITALY: Infrastructure fund manager F2i SGR and Ania, the National Association of Insurance Companies, have announced the acquisition of a 92·5% stake in independent freight operator Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana. The remaining 7·5% is held by founding shareholder Giacomo Di Patrizi, who remains as CEO. CFI was ...

  • UWC's tank cars for transportation of concentrated nitric acid

    Technically advanced nitric acid tank wagons in production


    RUSSIA: ‘Tank cars for transporting concentrated nitric acid are among the most technically advanced products in our portfolio’, said Deputy CEO for Commerce Marketing Boris Myagkov when United Wagon Co announced an order to supply fertiliser producer EuroChem with a batch of 14 Type 15-6901 ...