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 completion in December.
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.
This year Transmashholding’s Kolomensky plant is to supply Pesa Bydgoszcz with a further 23 5-26DG-03 diesel engines for the repowering of Polish Class ST44 (Type M62) locomotives. This will extend their lives by 15-20 years and reduce fuel consumption by 20%. This follows the supply of an initial 16 engines last year.
Genesee & Wyoming’s UK companies Freightliner and Pentalver businesses are to use Tideworks’ Intermodal Pro TOS and Traffic Control software across their terminals.
TransContainer has a dispatched a freight service carrying lithium ion batteries from South Korea to Poland. The shipment went by sea from Busan to the Russian port of Vostochny, then via the Trans-Siberian railway to Moscow and on to Małaszewicze. The total transit time from Busan was 19 days.
Rail Cargo Group has launched a twice-weekly TransFER service between the Enns container terminal in Austria and the Port of Hamburg.