All Intermodal articles

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    Connecting the dots to make modal shift happen


    INTERNATIONAL: Freight shipment visibility specialists Everysens and Shippeo have partnered to provide their customers with improved end-to-end information on multimodal deliveries by rail, sea and road. Rail specialist Everysens will provide Shippeo with reliable and real-time data from train operators and satellite tracking, while gaining access ...

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    Operail sees intermodal traffic shift to rail


    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail reports that it shifted a record volume of container traffic from road to rail in 2021 despite facing some challenging market conditions. Operail services replaced 16 000 lorry journeys with rail transport, and the company grew its intermodal freight traffic by ...

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    In depth

    Stations & Terminals: Delta 3 aims to drive modal shift


    Operation of the Dourges Delta 3 intermodal and logistics hub in northern France is being transferred to a public sector organisation as part of a strategy to boost rail freight’s market share in France and western Europe. Laurent Charlier reports.

  • SNCF Logistics’ planned acquisition of a 45% stake in BLS Cargo will come into effect at the beginning of July.

    NEAT completion boosts rail’s share of transit freight


    SWITZERLAND: Rail’s share of the north-south transit freight market reached its highest level for 25 years in the first half of this year, according to the Federal Office for Transport.

  • Wabtec Faiveley UK has completed refurbishment of the first two of 30 Class 321 electric multiple-units owned by Eversholt Rail, which are being upgraded for train operator Greater Anglia.
    Rail Business UK

    Varamis Rail enters the express logistics fray


    UK: An Anglo-Scottish express parcels and freight service is being planned by start-up Varamis Rail, which is seeking to revive a number of moribund or lightly used former mail and freight terminals across the network.

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    Automated Lehrte MegaHub now fully open


    GERMANY: Up to 13 intermodal trains a day for destinations across Europe are now being formed and dispatched from the automated MegaHub terminal at Lehrte, following a formal inauguration attended by Parliamentary State Secretary Enak Ferlemann and DB Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla.

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    LDz launches semitrailer service with Stena Line


    LATVIA: National railway Latvijas Dzelzceļš has launched what it says is its first piggyback intermodal service carrying semitrailers with the aim of capturing a greater share of the freight market for shipments heading to western Europe.

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    ARTC shortlists Port Botany contractors


    AUSTRALIA: Five civil engineering groups have been shortlisted by Australian Rail Track Corp to undertake improvements to the freight lines serving the busy Port Botany south of Sydney. The government has committed A$400m to improving rail capacity in order to meet a projected 77% increase in the ...

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    Rail associations welcome EU Green Deal proposals


    EUROPE: Railway industry associations have welcomed the transport sector proposals in the EU Green Deal package outlined by new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a plenary session of the European Parliament on December 11.

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    ‘Golden age’ in New South Wales, Collins tells AusRail


    AUSTRALIA: New South Wales is experiencing ‘a golden age’ of rail investment, Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins told delegates at the AusRail 2019 conference in Sydney on December 3.