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Rail Cargo Hungaria orders CRRC locomotives


HUNGARY: ÖBB-owned freight operator Rail Cargo Hungaria has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive a contract to supply four prototype ‘high power’ electric–battery main line and shunting locomotives.


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Lineas has doubled capacity on its intermodal trains in and out of Antwerpen from 2 600 to 5 300 containers per week to take traffic off the local road network during the Oosterweel road construction project.

UWC's tank cars for PhosAgro

PhosAgro orders technically sophisticated sulphur wagons


RUSSIA: Fertiliser producer PhosAgro Group has ordered a further 56 molten sulphur tank wagons from United Wagon Co.


Failure ‘not an option’ for maize shipments


AFRICA: The Grain Marketing Board of Zimbabwe has awarded Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority, Zambia Railways Ltd and National Railways of Zimbabwe a contract to transport 17 000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to Bulawayo.

CN loco

CN to acquire Massena line from CSX


NORTH AMERICA: CN has signed an agreement to acquire CSX’s 350 km Massena line which runs from Valleyfield in Québec to Woodard in New York state.


EBRD backs grain transport modernisation in Ukraine


UKRAINE: Agricultural produce merchant Louis Dreyfus Co is to establish a wagon logistics business with a fleet of up to 1 000 grain hoppers, backed by an US$35m EBRD loan.

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