Rail freight industry newsThe latest news from the worldwide rail freight and logistics industry, including heavy haul, intermodal and wagonload haulage operations, rail freight technology and investment.
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.
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.
RUSSIA: Fertiliser producer PhosAgro Group has ordered a further 56 molten sulphur tank wagons from United Wagon Co.
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.
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.
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.