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PKP Cargo in bid to acquire freight operators POLAND's largest railfreight operator PKP Cargo has announced that it is in acquisition talks with the owners of three open-access freight operators in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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THE EUROPEAN Rail Freight Association (ERFA) has warned the European Parliament that competition in the railfreight sector is being "strangled" by an inadequate regulatory structure and monopolistic behaviour by incumbent operators. At a seminar in Brussels...
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RAILFREIGHT volumes on the major transalpine routes across Switzerland continued to recover in the first half of 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Swiss Federal Transport Ministry (BAV). Volumes climbed by 5.3% year-on-year between...
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POLAND's largest railfreight operator PKP Cargo has announced that it is in acquisition talks with the owners of three open-access freight operators in Poland and the Czech Republic. PKP Cargo says it has signed a letter...
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EQT Infrastructure II, a €1.9bn equity fund, is to take a majority stake in Hector Rail, a private Swedish railfreight company which operates trains in Scandinavia and Germany. The acquisition is expected to be completed...
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DB SCHENKER and Zhengzhou International Land Port Development and Construction Company launched a new direct Germany – China freight service on September 1, when the first train was flagged off from the Billwerder terminal in...
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FINLAND's national train operator VR Group has reported increased profits for the second quarter but while there was growth in the freight business passenger traffic declined. Overall net sales fell 2.1% from €356.6 to €343m but...
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LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Akiem has signed a contract worth €33m with Bombardier for the delivery of 10 140km/h Traxx DC locomotives, with an option for up to 10 additional units placing the value of the...
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POLISH open-access operator CTL Logistics, Poland, carried approximately 7 million tonnes of railfreight in the first half of 2014, including 1.3 million tonnes in Germany, a fall of 8% compared with the same period in...
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POLAND's largest railfreight operator PKP Cargo announced on August 19 that it will invest nearly Zlotys 200m ($US 63.7m) in 10 new multi-system electric locomotives to support the expansion of its international business. PKP Cargo says...
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PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) railfreight subsidiary CP Carga continued its recovery from the economic crisis with an 11.7% year-on-year increase in volumes in the first half of this year according to its latest figures, which also...