All Freight articles – Page 8

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    Federal Railroad Administration launches risk-reduction programme

    2020-03-01T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a final rule launching a risk-reduction programme. This requires Class I railways to identify and analyse hazards, and develop and implement an FRA-approved safety plan to eliminate or mitigate the risks. The rule implements a mandate required by the ...

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    TX Logistik expands NiKRASA semi-trailer transport network

    2020-02-28T14:52:00Z

    Source: TX Logistik HUNGARY: TX Logistik has begun using its NiKRASA system to load semi-trailers which are unsuitable for lifting by crane onto wagons at the Mahart Container Centre in Budapest. Its first shipment for a Hungarian customer was for International-Alexander and ran from ...

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    Romania ordered to recover €570m of state aid to freight operator

    2020-02-28T14:34:00Z

    ROMANIA: The European Commission has ordered the government to recover €570m of state aid incompatible with EU rules which national freight operator CFR Marfă received through a debt write-off and failure to collect debts. The Commission said rail freight transport in Romania is highly competitive, with ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives.
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    Etihad Rail orders 38 locomotives

    2020-02-27T10:24:00Z

    UAE: National railway developer Etihad Rail has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply a further 38 heavy haul diesel locomotives. These will add to the seven 4 500 hp EMD SD70ACS locomotives delivered in 2013 for the opening of the 264 km first phase ...

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    Lotos Kolej expands fleet in EU-backed intermodal freight programme

    2020-02-27T06:00:00Z

    POLAND: Freight operator Lotos Kolej has placed orders for an electric locomotive and flat wagons with co-financing from an EU programme which aims to increase the use of intermodal freight and move containerised traffic from road to rail. The EU’s aim is to reduce the negative ...

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    Rolling motorway reaps reward from lorry transit restrictions as row looms with EU

    2020-02-26T08:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Introduction of further restrictions on specific cargoes and certain categories of lorry on the A12 Inn Valley motorway between Langkampfen near Wörgl and Ampass near Innsbruck from January 1 2020 has led to a 32% increase in rolling motorway traffic on the Brenner corridor, reports Austrian ...

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    TransContainer drops Dobrá intermodal gateway

    2020-02-25T13:28:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: Russian intermodal operator TransContainer has decided to close its Slovakian subsidiary and end its lease on the Dobrá intermodal terminal five years early.

  • Transmashholding’s Bryansk works has delivered two 2TE25KM main line diesel locomotives which Uzbekistan’s uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgy Co ordered late last year
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-02-24T06:00:00Z

    Transmashholding ’s Bryansk works has delivered two 2TE25KM main line diesel locomotives which Uzbek uranium producer Navoi Mining Metallurgy Co ordered late last year. Three similar locos were delivered to Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar Railway in January and February. Genesee ...

  • Brittany Ferries' proposed rail motorway between Cherbourg and Mouguerre would be similar to the service connecting Calais with Le Boulou.
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    Brittany Ferries to launch Cherbourg – Spain rail motorway service

    2020-02-20T13:24:00Z

    FRANCE: Brittany Ferries has announced plans to launch its first rail motorway service in 2021, a 980 km landbridge carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers between the Channel port of Cherbourg and Mouguerre close to the Spanish border near Bayonne. The rail service is intended to complement ...

  • ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network.
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    Effects of operating freight trains on high speed lines to be studied

    2020-02-20T10:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ADIF has commissioned Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas to study the effects of passenger and freight trains passing on mixed-traffic sections of the 1 435 mm gauge high speed network. The 16-month project will include field tests to observe and analyse the aerodynamic forces exerted when ...

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    Gateway Basel Nord secures next phase funding but faces another legal setback

    2020-02-19T07:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The Grand Council of Basel-Stadt voted on February 12 to approve funding for a loan worth SFr115∙53m to enable construction of a new basin forming part of the Gateway Basel Nord trimodal terminal to go ahead. Known as Dock 3, the 330 m long basin ...

  • Reopening of the Lithuania to Latvia line (3)
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    Illegally-closed cross-border railway reopened

    2020-02-17T15:53:00Z

    EUROPE: The reinstated 19 km railway between Mažeikiai in Lithuania and Rengė in Latvia was officially reopened February 15, when ministers and officials from both countries attended a ceremony to mark the departure of a train carrying oil to Latvia from Orlen’s Lithuanian refinery. ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-02-17T06:00:00Z

    Last year 363 842 tonnes of freight passed through the Astara rail terminal on the Azerbaijan–Iran border which opened in February 2018. This was up from 263 976 tonnes in 2018. Traffic comprised wood products (48%), cereals (17%), construction materials (18%) and other goods including fruit, ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders heavy-duty container wagons

    2020-02-15T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply a further 200 Type 13-6851-01 flat wagons for carrying heavy duty containers on the 1 520 mm gauge Russia – Poland corridor. The latest batch of wagons is scheduled to be ...

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    Articulated hopper wagons certified

    2020-02-14T13:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained certification for two designs of six-axle articulated hopper car with 25 tonne axleload bogies. The Type 19-6978 is intended for grain traffic, and the Type 19-6978-01 for mineral fertilisers. Both types have a capacity of 160 m 3 or ...

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    CSX ‘has never run better’

    2020-02-13T06:00:00Z

    USA: ‘The railroad has never run better and we are delivering great service to our customers’, said CSX President CEO James M Foote when presenting the railway’s results for 2019. ‘What is really amazing is how our employees stepped up to produce efficiencies during tough ...

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    Indian Railways to develop refrigerated services

    2020-02-12T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Rail freight forms a key part of the government’s plan to raise incomes in the food sector by developing a national supply chain for the refrigerated delivery of perishables including milk, meat and fish. Kisan Rail is to be established, a public-private partnership to provide ...

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    Etihad Rail freight facilities contract awarded

    2020-02-11T13:27:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded a joint venture of L T Construction and Power China International a 1·876bn dirham contract to design, build and commission seven freight handling facilities on Stage 2 of the national rail network. The freight facilities will be built in Industrial City ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2020-02-10T06:00:00Z

    Arkhbum has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 25 Type 13-6852-02 flat wagons for timber traffic by the end of Q1 2020, taking its fleet of UWC vehicles to 305. They will have Type 18-9855 bogies with a 25 tonne axleload, and a design ...

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    RM Rail to begin series production of covered van design

    2020-02-08T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Wagon manufacturer RM Rail has obtained certification for its Type 11-1268 van design, and expects to begin series production in March. The design offers an axleload of 23·5 tonnes, a capacity of 68 tonnes and a floor area of 52·8 m 2 . The wide-opening ...