All Freight articles – Page 9

  • Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019

    Canadian Pacific aims to outpace its peers in 2020


    CANADA: Canadian Pacific Railway has announced record revenue of C$7·79bn for 2019, a 7% year-on-year increase. Diluted earnings per share increased 29% to a record C$17·52. The operating ratio was 59·9, an improvement from 61·3 the previous year. ‘Global economic uncertainty caused by geopolitical and macroeconomic ...

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    World rail freight news round-up


    New Zealand ’s government has allocated NZ$109·7m from the Provincial Growth Fund for track lowering and tunnel works to enable hi-cube containers to be transported between Swanson and Whangarei, reopening of the 60 km mothballed route between Kauri and Otiria, building a container terminal at Otiria yard ...

  • Clip terminal

    Poland to Luxembourg rail motorway launched


    EUROPE: A rail motorway service linking Bettembourg-Dudelange in Luxembourg with Poznan-Swarzędz in Poland has been launched by Clip Group and CFL Multimodal. The first train left Bettembourg on January 28. There will initially be four round trips per week, but the operators ...

  • Transmashholding 3TE25K2M locomotive

    Russian Railways puts 9·3 MW diesel locomotives into service


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk works has delivered 12 three-section 9·3 MW locomotives, which the manufacturer says are the most powerful diesels in the 1 520 mm gauge region. The 3TE25K2M has been developed from the 2TE25K Persvet twin-section design, of which 502 have been produced since 2005. ...

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    UP pleased with services but ‘must improve’ safety


    USA: Union Pacific has reported net income for 2019 of $5·9bn, down 1% year-on-year, and $8·38 per diluted share, up 6% from 2018. Operating revenue of $21·7bn was down from $22·8bn the previous year, with operating income flat at $8·6bn. Freight revenue was down 5% at ...

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    Precision Scheduled Railroading ‘sustains momentum’ at Kansas City Southern


    USA: ‘Kansas City Southern’s implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading principles has sustained momentum in the fourth quarter, driving strong results in the form of more consistent and reliable operations, improved customer service, improved cost structure and growth in shareholder returns’, said President CEO Patrick J ...

  • LKW Walter, Stena Line, the Port of Kiel and CFL Multimodal have launched a thrice-weekly service carrying cranable trailers and containers between Bettembourg-Dudelange in Luxembourg and the port’s Schwedenkai, the departure point for ferries to Göteborg

    World rail freight news round-up


    Western Australia has granted a Special Rail Licence for the construction and operation of the 143 km heavy haul line which Fortescue Metals Group is building as part of its A$1·7bn Eliwana iron ore project. The line, with a capacity of 30 mtpa, is scheduled for ...

  • Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave.

    Standard gauge locos to handle traffic through Kaliningrad


    RUSSIA: Five 1 435 mm gauge shunting locomotives have been delivered to Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division, which is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave. This includes China – Europe transit freight which is being routed through Kaliningrad to avoid congestion ...

  • DB Toshiba hybrid locomotive impression

    DB confirms order for hybrid locomotives


    GERMANY: Following the positive outcome of a feasibility study, DB Cargo has confirmed it is to buy 50 Toshiba diesel-battery hybrid 100 km/h locomotives for shunting and short-distance freight operations, and will lease a further 50 locos. The HDB800 locos will be equipped with Toshiba’s SCiB ...

  • DEPOLOG freight terminal at the Port of Haifa

    Haifa rail freight terminal opened


    ISRAEL: The Depolog freight terminal at the Port of Haifa has opened, with Israel Railways’ first train carrying 21 containers. The terminal was built by ISR and marine engineering company Maagan. It three tracks with a total length of 1 500 m, including two tracks for ...

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    TAZARA urged to seek freight traffic ‘aggressively’


    AFRICA: The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority board chaired by Tanzania and Zambia’s permanent secretaries responsible for transport has directed the railway’s management to ‘aggressively seek additional freight traffic in order to capture more business’. The railway should also take steps to improve safety, increase capacity accommodate more ...

  • Vectron locomotives for PKP Cargo

    World rail freight news round-up


    PKP Cargo has taken delivery of the last two of a total of 20 Vectron MS locomotives ordered from Siemens Mobility in September 2015 and early 2019. They are approved for use in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. ...

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    Farandou reshapes SNCF leadership team


    FRANCE: A new management structure for the ‘unified’ SNCF group was unveiled by President & CEO Jean-Pierre Farandou on January 16, following the first board meeting of the national railway group since the 2018 reforms came into effect on January 1.

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    Barcelona – Valencia trains accelerated as Vandellòs cut-off opens


    SPAIN: Commercial services began using a 46·5 km cut-off between Camp de Tarragona and Vandellòs on January 13, when ADIF completed a further section of upgrading on the Barcelona – Valencia Mediterranean Corridor.

  • Canadian Rail Safety Toolkit

    Funding for a classroom in a tank wagon and rail safety education


    CANADA: The federal government has announced funding for projects to raise rail safety awareness including the safe transport of dangerous goods. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada has been allocated C$219 750 over three years for its Transportation Community Awareness Emergency Response initiative. ...

  • DB Cargo UK operated the first commercial rail freight service to the Maritime Intermodal’s new East Midlands Gateway  Terminal in Castle Donington
    Rail Business UK

    First freight train to East Midlands Gateway Terminal


    UK: DB Cargo UK operated the first commercial rail freight service to the new East Midlands Gateway Terminal in Castle Donington on January 7. The Strategic Rail Freight Interchange has been developed SEGRO and is operated by Maritime Transport under 25-year lease signed last year ...

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    ‘The wow effect is coming’ as German government signs €86bn rail programme


    GERMANY: The €86bn LuFV III railway operating and financing agreement running to 2030 was signed by Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla on January 14, at a ceremony attended by Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz.

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    Rail Business UK

    GB Railfreight to lease Ecofret2 triple-platform container wagons


    UK: GB Railfreight is to lease 32 Ecofret2 triple-platform container wagons from VTG Rail UK, which said it had made ‘significant investments’ in the latest version of the Ecofret design. The wagons are being built at WH Davis’s Shirebrook site, with the first 16 scheduled for ...

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    ARTC shortlists Port Botany contractors


    AUSTRALIA: Five civil engineering groups have been shortlisted by Australian Rail Track Corp to undertake improvements to the freight lines serving the busy Port Botany south of Sydney. The government has committed A$400m to improving rail capacity in order to meet a projected 77% increase in ...

  • TEM18DM shunting locomotive

    World rail freight news round-up


    TMH ‘s Bryansk plant has obtained certification for series production of an updated version of its TEM18DM shunting locomotive. Changes include a temperature-controlled automatic engine start-stop system to reduce fuel consumption, as well as a dehumidification unit for compressed air and the ability to operate with passenger ...