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Rail Cargo Hungaria orders CRRC locomotives

2019-09-16T08:59:00+01:00

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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World rail freight news round-up

2019-09-16T05:00:00+01:00

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.

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PhosAgro orders technically sophisticated sulphur wagons

2019-09-13T12:00:00+01:00

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

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Failure ‘not an option’ for maize shipments

2019-09-13T07:00:00+01:00

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.

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CN to acquire Massena line from CSX

2019-09-12T12:00:00+01:00

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.

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EBRD backs grain transport modernisation in Ukraine

2019-09-12T06:00:00+01:00

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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