Srbija Kargo has taken delivery of the first two of a total of 16 Siemens Vectron locomotives it has ordered in two batches, supported with financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.

TasRail has awarded CRRC Qishuyan a contract to supply 1 067 mm gauge cement hopper wagons. The Chinese company has previously supplied the Australian operator with container and open wagons.

Finland’s national railway VR Group is to establish a Russian subsidiary to handle timber traffic. It plans to begin timber imports from Russia to Finland for Metsä Group at the end of 2019, and to purchase 300 wagons in 2019-21.

RZD Logistics and Belintertrans have begun weekly services transporting Geely car kits from Chengdu in China to the BelGee factory at Zhodino in Belarus via Mongolia and Russia in around 14 days. RZD Logistics is looking at the opportunities for similar services to Belarus from other Geely factories in China.