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Volume of China-Kazakhstan-Europe rail freight transport expected to increase by 23% in 2016

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In the first seven months of 2016, the volume of China-Kazakhstan-Europe rail freight transport reached 4.4 million tons and is expected to record 9 million tons by the end, a 23% increase y.o.y. According to Kazakhstan Railways there is positive dynamic of container traffic’s growth. 554 container trains serviced China – Europe – China via Kazakhstan route in …

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Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan agree to update UTLC development model

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Russian Railways, Kazakhstan Railways and Belarusian Railways agreed on the key principles of United Transport & Logistics Company (UTLC) operational model. “The UTLC project is an integration platform for us. It is this model that gives us the possibility to implement the initial plans for equal participation in the company. …

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PKP Cargo fined for restricting competition on the rail freight market

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Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has issued a 14,2 million PLN (3,3 million EUR) fine to the state-owned rail freight operator PKP Cargo for abusing its dominant position, resulting in limited competition on the rail freight market.  UOKiK found that in 2006 PKP Cargo introduced regulations allowing it to refuse to sign a …

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Etihad Rail and CEVA Logistics to cooperate

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Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, and CEVA Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will provide CEVA Logistics with a more cost-effective and reliable mode of transport to complement its services. Furthermore, the multi-modal connectivity offered by Etihad Rail will eventually …

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LOTOS Kolej launches rail freight operations in Germany

LOTOS Kolej launches rail freight operations in Germany

Polish railway freight operator LOTOS Kolej, subsidiary of Grupa LOTOS S.A., has launched its rail freight operations in Germany. “It took us several years to analyse the feasibility of entering into the German rail freight market. We carefully planned our every step and today we are glad to be able to …

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New strategy for PKP CARGO Group

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PKP CARGO ‘s new strategy focuses on the development of international services and the extension of its offer by the elements enabling servicing of the entire logistics chain. PKP CARGO will invest in intermodal services, the most rapidly developing freight market component. The offer of the logistics operator will be …

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New freight wagons for GYSEV CARGO Zrt.

New freight wagons for GYSEV CARGO Zrt.

GYSEV CARGO Zrt. has enlarged its freight wagons fleet with 25 container flat wagons manufactured by Romanian company Astra Rail Industries. The units ordered last year have been delivered to Sopron and are ready to commence operating in the environmental-friendly intermodal rail freight transport. The investment worth 700 m forints (around 2.2 m EUR) …

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New container train from Finland to China launched

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TransContainer (RU), ContainerTrans Scandinavia (FI) and Kedentransservice (KZ)  have launched a new blocktrain service to transport export goods from Finland to China. The first block train with the industrial production went from Central Finland on May 20, and arrived at the destination in western China on 31 May. Time en route …

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PKP CARGO to complete acquisition of AWT in coming weeks

PKP CARGO to complete acquisition of AWT in coming weeks

PKP CARGO’s acquisition of 80% shares of Advanced World Transport will be completed in following weeks. PKP Crago has obtained the consent of the Czech anti-trust office, the last condition the necessary to finalize the EUR 103.2 million contract. PKP CARGO has previously obtained consents for acquisitions issued by the anti-trust offices in Poland, Germany …

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Poland to invest over EUR 5 bn in developing railway transport

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Poland will invest over EUR 5 bn from the Infrastructure and Environment program 2014 – 2020 in developing railway transport, stated the Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Development, Sławomir Żałobka. In addition, Poland will receive approx. EUR 4.14 billion under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program. Intermodal transport In the 2014 …

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