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DB-VTG publish Innovative Freight Wagon interim report GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four types of test vehicles completing more than half of the 150,000 test kilometres since coming into operation in March.
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AUSTRALIAN freight operator Aurizon has reported a 6% increase in underlying earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) to $A 941m ($US 658.2m) for the 2017-18 financial year, up from $A 884m the previous year, which...
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Rail freight traffic between China and Europe has grown rapidly since China introduced a range of measures, including subsidies, to make rail more attractive to shippers. David Briginshaw reports from the UIC Global Rail Freight...
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SOFTRONIC, Romania, officially handed over the first two Transmontana electric locomotives for Green Cargo in a ceremony at the Swedish rail freight operator’s Eskilstuna depot last month. Green Cargo awarded Softronic a contract for two locomotives...
db-vtg-publish-innovative-freight-wagon-interim-report
GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four types of test vehicles completing...
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Digitalisation of rail freight was one of the hot topics under discussion at the UIC’s Global Rail Freight Conference in Genoa, Italy, in June. Digitalisation has the potential to improve efficiency and competitiveness, but will...
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THE Indian Ministry of Railways and Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (Jica) have agreed to work together to improve safety on Indian Railways. A Record of Discussion (ROD), which formalises an agreement reached through a Memorandum of...
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EUROPEAN wagon leasing company VTG says it has reached a significant milestone in the takeover of Nacco, one of its smaller competitors, with the signing of purchase agreements by a consortium of bidders for part...
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THE Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has approved a loan of Reais 2.89bn ($US 760.2m) to Rumo North and Rumo South, subsidiaries of the Cosan Group, for rail and port operations.The...
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CZECH rail freight operator ČD Cargo has confirmed it will order 10 Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives from Bombardier together with four additional Siemens Vectron MS locomotives, supplementing the eight units already in service. The first...
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THE creation of customs zones at British rail freight terminals could help to mitigate the impact of Brexit on international rail freight operations, according to proposals unveiled by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) on August...

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