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DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo is planning to work with Toshiba technology company to test the use of hybrid technology in freight locomotives. A feasibility study on the joint development will first be carried out, and DB Cargo will later acquire 100 new hybrid locomotives equipped with a diesel engine and a high-performance …

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ZUBR container block-train could reach China via Azerbaijan

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Latvia is interested in extending the ZUBR container block-train route through Ukraine to Azerbaijan and then to China, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics in a briefing after negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Feb. 13 (Trend Agency). The discussion highlighted the issue of attracting cargo deliveries …

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Russian Railways to expand into Greece and Serbia’s rail markets

Serbian Railways to sign two more annexes of the Russian state loan contract

Russian Railways (RZD)  has announced plans to create in H1 2017 a joint venture company in Greece for providing rail transport, Russian press informed quoting the RZD’s vice president, Aleksandr Misharin. RZD has already sent proposals for the establishment of the operator to the Greek Ministry of Transport.  In Serbia, RZD International, a subsidiary of …

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First China – UK direct freight train arrives in London

First China - UK direct freight train arrives in London

The first ever direct freight train from China to the UK has arrived today in London, at DB Cargo Eurohub at Barking. The container train with 44 x 40’ boxes ex point of departure Yiwu (ten of the containers are destined for Duisburg and are unloaded there) carries mostly textile goods. It has …

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Polish OT Logistics submits sole bid for Montecargo privatisation

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Polish company OT Logistics has submit the only bid for a 51% stake in state-owned rail freight operator AD Montecargo. OT Logistics offered EUR 2.5 million euros, with the opportunity to subscribe for new shares through a capital increase, as well as the right to acquire additional shares held by the State of …

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ÖBB selects Siemens for the 200 electric freight locomotive order

Great Anatolia Logistic Organization and Rail Cargo Austria sign agreement for JV in Germany

Austrian Federal Railways have selected Siemens as preferred bidder in the tender for the supply of up to 200 electric freight locomotives. A 10-day standstill period will be followed by the final award of the contract, informs Austrian Press Agency, citing ÖBB.  The framework contract includes 100 standard four-axle freight locomotives (≥120 …

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Record number of containers transported on China-Germany route in 2016

Record number of containers transported on China-Germany route in 2016

Deutsche Bahn transported a record number of more than 40,000 containers by rail between Germany and China in 2016. “We transported more than 40,000 containers – the largest volume of freight ever – across the world’s longest rail route,” said Ronald Pofalla, Board Member for Economic, Legal and Regulatory Affairs …

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Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics have signed an agreement for the effective cooperation in rail fright transport between Poland and Lithuania as well as other routes. OT Logistics completed in December 2016 the acquisition of STK SA (100%),  the fifth largest private rail operator in Poland, and Kolej Bałtycka SA (80%).  …

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UVC to launch mass production of box cars

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United Wagon Company  has obtained a certificate for mass production of box cars, equipped with bogies with increased axle load. Even at stages of development and trial operation, the new rolling stock has aroused interest in railway operators to purchase it. Box car of model 11-6874 is a new type …

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First China – UK direct rail freight service launched

First China Railway Express branded container block train arrives in Warsaw

China’s Yiwu Timex Industrial Investment has started operations of a new direct rail freight service between the Chinese city of Yiwu (Zhejiang province) and London (Barking Rail Freight Terminal). The lead time is 18 days door to door and the service will run once a week during the trail period. Yiwu is known for producing …

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