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MOSOLF reactivates rail traffic to Düsseldorf

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Following a break of five years, the MOSOLF Group is relaunching regular railway transport services at its business site in Düsseldorf. The test phase from January onwards had shown that the reactivation of the sidings would optimise sustainable transport flows in the long term. A weekly departure from the MOSOLF …

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RM Rail to supply of freight cars to Cuba

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RM Rail (part of Russian Machines Сorporation managing machine building facilities of Basic Element industrial group) has signed a new contract for the supply of rolling stock to the Republic of Cuba. RM Rail will produce 225 rail cars, including 50 sugar hoppers, 70 60-ft container flat cars and 105 box cars …

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Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways (FS) has established a new unit, Polo Mercitalia, which integrates all rail freight and logistics companies in the group. Polo Mercitalia will be tasked to restore and to revive the freight transport business of Italian FS Group, by developing integrated solutions for freight&logistics with added value for rail transport. The aims is to return to …

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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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