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TX Logistik has increased its intermodal service between Köln and Interporto Bologna from five to six round trips per week from July 9. The service runs via the Gotthard route, with the operator saying the increase in clearances to enable 4 m high semitrailers to be carried has significantly increased demand.

Radiant Logistics has rebranded its US brokerage platform Clipper Express Company as Radiant Road & Rail Services. The renaming ‘better aligns the brand with our vision for our US brokerage platform and our efforts to continue to build out a robust bi-modal offering of intermodal and truck brokerage services’, said founder & CEO Bohn Crain.

Kuzbassragrezugol has become the latest operator of TMH Bryansk 2TE25KM twin-section diesel locomotives

Kuzbassragrezugol has become the latest operator of TMH Bryansk 2TE25KM twin-section diesel locomotives with AC transmission designed for hauling heavy trains in challenging climates, with one delivered and another on order. ‘While we are expanding our coal terminal to the output of 2 million tonnes annually, our rail infrastructure grows and develops with it. So does our demand for powerful and modern machinery’, said Alexander Beregovoy, Director of the Bachtsky Coal Mine.

Maritime Transport has commenced operations at Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal near Birmingham under a long-term agreement with owner Associated British Ports. There are currently seven daily rail services, including to/from the ports of Felixstowe, London Gateway and Seaforth, with plans for an increase in the coming months. Maritime now has seven intermodal rail freight terminals.


Rio Tinto Iron Ore is to undertake a three month trial of Rail Vision’s machine vision and obstacle classification technology on its autonomous heavy haul trains in Western Australia, with an option to extend for an additional six months in different use-cases. ‘Our technology provides unparalleled obstacle identification on and near tracks, making it a key enabling technology for autonomous trains’, said Rail Vision CEO Shahar Hania.

Canadian Pacific train

Canadian Pacific says it is the first rail freight company in North America to participate in the United Nations Compact voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of socially responsible business practices.

ADIF has called tenders for a 30 month contract budgeted at €124m to build a 4·7 km southern access to Castellò de la Plana port from the Mediterranean Corridor which links Barcelona with Valencia. The branch will provide access to a €20m dual gauge intermodal facility which is being developed by the port authority.

An international chemical producer has deployed Roambee’s wagon tracking system which uses solar-powered IoT sensors to provide real-time location and condition sensing data.