CFL Cargo Deutschland has begun purchasing certified green electricity supplied by Stadtwerke Tübingen GmbH from wind and hydro sources for the 3 250 block trains it operates in Germany each year.

Canadian Pacific locomotive

To minimise health risks associated with the coronavirus, Canadian Pacific Railway’s annual meeting of shareholders on April 21 is to be held using a virtual meeting format for the first time, with proceedings conducted solely via live webcast.

Geodis said on March 20 that it was maintaining its rail services from major cities in China to Europe, with ocean freight continuing to be disrupted and air cargo options severely restricted as a result of the coronavirus. It offers two options from Xi’an and Chongqing to Hamburg and Duisburg, with an 18-day standard service as well as a 12-day express service from Xi’an to Hamburg. Return options are also available.

Rob Walker

Robert Walker has joined OmniTRAX as Chief Financial Officer. ‘I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join OmniTRAX’, he said ‘The company is leading the transformation of transportation services and logistics.’

CSX says it is the first railway in North America to have its emissions intensity goal approved by the Science Based Target Initiative. CSX plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 37·3% between 2014 and 2030. It said it expects ‘future transformational technology to facilitate this next level of reductions’, and that it is investing in technologies and operational practices to drive ‘maximum achievable’ efficiencies.

In order to increase the volume of cargo transported by Kyrgyz Railways, a 30% discount on coal transport tariffs has been introduced with effect from March 18 and running to December 31 2020.