All Freight articles – Page 6

  • ​A 1 000 m long train carrying 100 TEU of containers from China has reached Kaliningrad via Latvia and Lithuania
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-04-20T06:00:00Z

    A 1 000 m long train carrying 100 TEU of containers from China has reached Kaliningrad via Latvia and Lithuania. Negotiations for the extra-long train to transit Latvia began in October and an agreement was signed by national railway LDz and Russian Railways in February. ‘Organisation ...

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    Stroyproekt to design Tyva coal railway

    2020-04-18T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Stroyproekt Engineering Group has been awarded a contract to design the planned Kuragino – Kyzyl – Elegest line which would link the Republic of Tyva to the rail network. Design and survey works are to be August 2021 at cost of 5·5bn roubles. The ...

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    Trains ensure food supplies to Sweden’s supermarkets

    2020-04-17T15:24:00Z

    EUROPE: To ensure deliveries to Sweden during the coronavirus pandemic, grocery chain ICA is transporting goods using rail services which Green Cargo normally operates for Volvo Group. The trains are run to transport goods from Sweden to Volvo’s factory at Gent in Belgium. For the last ...

  • PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives.
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    Progress Rail awarded Indonesian locomotive contract

    2020-04-17T08:09:00Z

    INDONESIA: National railway PT KAI and Progress Rail have signed a contract for the supply of a further 36 EMD GT38AC diesel locomotives. The 1 067 mm gauge locomotives, known as Class CC205 in Indonesia, are to be delivered in late 2021, and will be used ...

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    Eurasian freight market is still developing

    2020-04-16T09:00:00Z

    ANALYSIS: Up to 2 million TEU could be moving by rail across the Eurasian landbridge corridors by 2030, according to a study commissioned by the International Union of Railways.

  • Kambarka Engineering Works has launched its VSK-1000 narrow gauge side-tipping wagon, which has a new design of bogie.
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    Narrow gauge wagon launched with updated bogie design

    2020-04-15T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kambarka Engineering Works has launched its VSK-1000 narrow gauge side-tipping wagon, which has a new design of bogie. The wagon with a capacity of 35 tonnes is designed to carry bulk sand, gravel, ballast, salt, rock, ore and coal. It ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-04-13T06:00:00Z

    Swedish fuel company St1 has awarded Green Cargo a further two-year extension to a contract to run 10 single-commodity trains a week from its facilities in Göteborg to depots in Jönköping and Karlstad. This is the equivalent of 12 000 trucks/year. ...

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    RZD Logistics launches Shenyang – Austria transit service

    2020-04-11T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics and Sinotrans have launched a transit container service from Shenyang in China to Enns in Austria via the Zabaikalsk border crossing between China and Russia. The first train carrying industrial raw materials left on March 14 and arrived on April 1, managed by ...

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    Lineas brands locomotive in tribute to people fighting the coronavirus pandemic

    2020-04-09T15:51:00Z

    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has unveiled a Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive which has been branded to honour people working to fight the coronavirus pandemic. ‘This is our way of saying thank you to the many brave people who are at the forefront ...

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    Covid-19 could push more Asia – Europe freight to rail

    2020-04-09T11:36:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: ‘I believe that the impact of Covid-19 will push many shippers to rethink their supply chains, and that could well see a lot more Asia-Europe air and ocean freight traffic moving permanently to the rail freight option’, said Philip Stephenson, Chairman of Davies Turner, after the ...

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    OmniTRAX launches Rail-Ready Sites programme

    2020-04-09T06:00:00Z

    USA: OmniTRAX has launched a Rail-Ready Sites programme on the Winchester Western Railroad in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The programme initially covers with 10 locations, which have been selected suitable for developing rail-served manufacturing, food processing, recycling and distribution facilities. ‘Together with our community ...

  • ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets.
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    ZTR and BlackBerry partner to launch rail asset monitoring platform

    2020-04-08T06:00:00Z

    MONITORING: Locomotive modernisation technology specialist ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets. Monitoring devices offer a long battery life in the rough railway environment, while the online dashboard provides location, ...

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    Paulista concession extension to be signed

    2020-04-07T14:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Transport Minister Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas has authorised the national land transportation agency ANTT to approve a 30-year extension of Rumo Logística’s concession to manage and operate the Paulista network.

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    UWC wins Azerbaijan wagon orders

    2020-04-06T14:19:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Russia’s United Wagon Co has entered Azerbaijan’s railway market with two orders for its Tikhvin plant to supply 25 tonne axleload wagons. Soyuzkontakt-Trans has ordered 40 grain hoppers for delivery by the end of Q2 2020. These have a capacity of 120 m 3 ...

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    Etihad Rail awards control centre contract as work starts on Package B

    2020-04-06T09:57:00Z

    UAE: National railway promoter Etihad Rail has confirmed the award of an 846m dirham contract for construction of its central Operations & Maintenance facility at Al Fayah in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi.

  • DB Schenker has organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany,
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    Short-notice spaghetti trains organised to get pasta across the Alps

    2020-04-06T08:25:00Z

    Source: DB Schenker EUROPE: DB Schenker has organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany, enabling 650 Aldi supermarkets to replenish supplies which had been depleted by customers stocking up during the coronavirus pandemic. The first delivery included ...

  • cz CD Cargo Effishunter
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-04-06T06:02:00Z

    The Mongolian government has extended the timeframe for discussions ahead of the proposed construction of the 545 km Erdenet to Ovoot heavy haul coal railway by 18 months to September 18 2021. Aspire Mining subsidiary Northern Railways was awarded a 30-year BOT concession for the project ...

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    Russian Railways simplifies freight procedures to support social distancing

    2020-04-04T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A simplified procedure for remote interaction with freight customers has been established by Russian Railways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus infections. In order to increase social distancing while supporting businesses, a procedure has been established for automatically prolonging contracts between cargo owners and ...

  • Swiss Combi’s purchase of a 35% stake in SBB Cargo AG has been approved by the country’s Competition Commission
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    Swiss Combi’s purchase of SBB Cargo stake approved

    2020-04-02T10:25:00Z

    Swiss Combi’s purchase of a 35% stake in SBB Cargo AG has been approved by the country’s Competition Commission SWITZERLAND: Swiss Combi’s purchase of a 35% stake in SBB Cargo AG was approved by the country’s Competition Commission on April 2. The transaction for an undisclosed ...

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    TMH delivers electric traction units to mine

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has delivered the first of two Type NP1 electric traction units ordered by EVRAZ’s Kachkanarskiy Mining Plant last October. Each traction unit comprises a 7·6 MW four-axle AC electric locomotive permanently coupled to two four-axle tipping wagons, giving a total ...