World rail freight news round-up

TransContainer’s first intermodal service from Urumqi to Rotterdam via Kazakhstan, Russia and Latvia arrived in Riga on October 16.

Next month GB Railfreight will begin taking delivery of 50 Astra Rail hopper wagons which it is to lease from Nacco to support a contract to haul biomass for Lynemouth Power. The new wagons will have a payload of 70 tonnes, compared to the 53 tonnes of existing vehicles.

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