ŽOS Trnava is converting 281 Laaers 560.1 wagons to type 560.3 for DB Cargo Logistics under a €3∙4m project which is scheduled for completion in August 2023.
Australian operator Pacific National is working with Avetta to develop and implement a strategic approach to its environmental, social & governance initiatives. ‘We’re excited to partner with Avetta to build on our supplier commitments to support our three pillars of ESG: emphasising social responsibility in our communities, minimising our environmental impact and protecting the health and safety of our employees throughout our supply base’, said Head of Procurement Zelda Pretorius-Kovacs.
United Wagon Co is to deliver 300 high-capacity container flat wagons to Mongolia by the end of June. Type 13-6724 wagons will be delivered to Bodi International, and another customer has ordered 200 Type 13-6851-05 wagons for containers and tank containers of up to 40 tonnes including dangerous cargoes.
Swiss logistics group InterRail has opened a branch office in Chennai headed by Vijayan Munusamy. ’The reason we opened a Chennai office is to cater to the market of southern India, which is a hub for engineering goods, food products, garments and many other industries’, said Vijay Narayan, Managing Director of InterRail India.
Leasing company Alpha Trains has awarded Alstom an eight-year framework contract to maintain a total of 70 Traxx locomotives at sites in Antwerpen, Brugge and Rotterdam.
Norfolk Southern’s new headquarters in Atlanta has been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Gold certification for design and construction. This includes sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. ‘Railroads are an essential part of a low-carbon supply chain, so it was important for our headquarters to reflect that commitment to sustainability’, said Annie Adams, Executive Vice-President & Chief Transformation Officer.
Government, business and rail freight sector representatives have attended a round table discussion on the future of international rail freight at DB Cargo UK’s Barking intermodal terminal in London. Topics covered included the barriers to increasing the volume of rail freight through the Channel Tunnel in light of the problems currently being experienced at some UK ports. DB Cargo UK has been awarded £470 000 of government funding to create a Customs Approval Area at the terminal at Barking in London, and work is due to begin shortly to build a warehouse where border staff will be able to conduct inspections and where containers can be loaded and unloaded.