Archive for category: Rail Freight

Kazakhstan national railway signs agreement with Japanese logistics firm

Kazakhstan national railway company Temir Zholy has signed an agreement with Japanese logistics firm Nippon Express to strengthen cooperation.
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Aussie operator TasRail hires penguin expert ahead of coastal works

Australian train operator TasRail has released a request for tender for coastal erosion and landslip works in north west Tasmania.
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CP launches direct Vancouver to Detroit service

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has launched a new direct, cross-border freight service between Vancouver and Detroit. The new service, which will operate seven days a week, will reduce journey times between the west coast and Detroit by up to 48 hours, CP has said. The company said the service will expand its reach and access […]
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New Zealand’s South Island line ‘very close’ to re-opening following Kaikoura earthquake

KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy said it has been one of the country's biggest rail rebuilds since World War Two.
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Hector Rail and LKAB sign iron ore train contract

Sweden's Hector Rail has signed a five-year contract with the mining company LKAB to move iron ore from its sites in Kiruna and Malmberget.
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DB Cargo places 100-locomotive framework order with Siemens

DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens worth a quarter of a billion euros for up to 100 new Vectron locomotives.
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RailRunner launches Bratislava-Braunschweig block train service

The European arm of US intermodal freight company RailRunner has launched a new service between Bratislava, Slovakia, and Braunschweig, Germany. A block train service will operate daily in both directions, initially carrying pocket wagons and craneable mega trailers, swap bodies and containers. RailRunner said it expects to only move small volumes at first during the “start-up period” […]
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CRRC electric locomotive to run in Eurasia following safety certification

The freight train has been granted the necessary EEU vehicle safety standard certification - a first for a Chinese high-power AC drive locomotive - meaning it can run in the likes of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
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United Wagon Company to ship 20 wagons to Russian sodium sulfate producer

United Wagon Company (UWC) has begun the shipment of 20 goods wagons to sodium sulfate producer Kuchukterminal.
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Siemens to install predictive maintenance technology on DB Cargo locomotives

DB Cargo has taken a step closer to achieving its 2020 goal of fitting 2,000 trains with diagnostic technology following a new deal with Siemens.
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Kenya’s rail freight service closer to launch with delivery of 78 rail vehicles

Kenya Railways has received 18 freight locomotives and 60 wagons to run cargo services on its new standard gauge railway.
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