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Rail freight - Articles and news items

Freight operator Railcare to receive seven Vectron locomotives

Rail industry news / 22 September 2016 /

Freight operator Railcare has ordered seven Vectron locomotives from Siemens in a contract which includes maintenance of the locomotives for eight years.

Government sets out Rail Freight Strategy

Rail industry news / 13 September 2016 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its Rail Freight Strategy presenting its vision for how the sector can continue to grow and identifies ways in which challenges can be addressed.

The Port of Piraeus – Opportunity for Railways in South East Europe?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 8 September 2016 /

Aleksandar Bauranov, transportation engineer and research associate, discusses the opportunity of utilising the Port of Piraeus in Greece to cut rail freight times to South East and Central Europe.

Report suggests increasing rail freight capacity will help rebalance the UK economy

Rail industry news / 8 September 2016 /

A new report launched by Transport for the North highlights the benefits of upgrading rail freight capacity, helping to contribute to the economy of the north of England.

Whitepaper: Pricing for profit in rail freight

Whitepapers, Z Homepage promo / 19 August 2016 /

In this whitepaper, find out how tapping into the power of pricing analytics, rail freight operators will stand not only to reap financial gains fast, but secure a strong position to compete ― and win ― in the future…

CZ LOKO unveils EffiLiner 3000 electric locomotive

Rail industry news / 8 July 2016 /

Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ LOKO has unveiled the EffiLiner 3000 electric shunting vehicle at the Raildays trade fair in Ostrava.

Industry declaration aims to enhance competitiveness and boost international rail freight

Rail industry news / 21 June 2016 /

On the 21 June 2016, the European rail sector presented a declaration at the TEN-T Days in Rotterdam, aiming to enhance the competitiveness of the Rail Freight Corridors boosting international freight.

Russian Railways to develop new freight services on Europe-China Route

Rail industry news / 15 June 2016 /

Speaking at the China International Transportation and Logistic Expo in Shanghai, JSC Russian Railways President Oleg Belozerov confirmed the company will be developing new freight services on the Europe–China Route.

ČD Cargo signs contract for 5 Siemens Vectron locomotives

Rail industry news / 14 April 2016 /

ČD Cargo, the Czech rail transport company, has signed an agreement with Siemens to supply 5 Vectron locomotives for operation in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries.

Belgium – Czech Republic rail link completes B Logistics Green Xpress Network

Rail industry news / 13 April 2016 /

The first direct rail link between Belgium and the Czech Republic has begun completing the European Green Xpress Network developed by B Logistics.

Rail freight company re-bands as DB Cargo UK

Rail industry news / 2 March 2016 /

UK rail freight company DB Schenker Rail UK has changed its name to DB Cargo UK as part of a company re-branding exercise across its European Business units.

Eurotunnel announces record breaking year for Le Shuttle Freight

Rail industry news / 23 December 2015 /

Eurotunnel has revealed Le Shuttle Freight carried a record number of trucks on services to and from Folkestone and Coquelles during 2015.


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