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BLS Cargo launches Gotthard CargoBeamer intermodal service SWISS railfreight operator BLS Cargo launched a new transalpine service on April 15 for lorry semitrailers with a corner height of 4m using the rapid intermodal transfer solution developed by German logistics company CargoBeamer.
RUSSIA's prime minister Mr Dmitry Medvedev has instructed the minister of transport Mr Maxim Sokolov to remove all obstacles to allow the start of construction of the Russian section of a rail link across the...
bls-cargo-launches-gotthard-cargobeamer-intermodal-service
SWISS railfreight operator BLS Cargo launched a new transalpine service on April 15 for lorry semitrailers with a corner height of 4m using the rapid intermodal transfer solution developed by German logistics company CargoBeamer. The trains,...
work-advances-on-dedicated-freight-corridors
India's Dedicated Freight Corridor projects promise to transform the country's railfreight activities. After years of delays work is now picking up, as Adesh Sharma, managing director of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, reveals in...
indian-railways-reform-in-the-sidings
The Indian government has approved record funding with the promise of more to come to modernise Indian Railways and provide desperately-needed extra capacity. However, as Raghav Thakur reports, IR has a poor record for implementing...
mombasa-nairobi-project-experiences-further-problems
KENYA Railways has lifted a brief suspension on the construction of parts of the 609km single-track standard-gauge railway between the port city of Mombasa and Nairobi. Managing director Mr Atanas Maina said the suspension of work...
portugal-approves-cp-carga-privatisation
AFTER several false starts, Portugal's Council of Ministers approved a revised plan for the privatisation of state-owned railfreight operator CP Carga and Railway Equipment Maintenance Company (EMEF) on March 26. The government says it will sell...
qatar-to-launch-main-line-project-this-year
THE managing director of Qatar Rail, Eng Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, confirmed that the first phase of Qatar's main line rail project will be launched this year.Al Subaie was speaking at the first UIC conference...
brado-logistics-to-use-brazil’s-north-south-corridor
BRAZILIAN intermodal operator Brado Logistics is planning a Reais 150m ($US 46.8m) investment to expand its operations to Brazil's north-south railway corridor, which is owned by Vale.Specifically Brado envisages introducing a combined road and river...
ge-to-supply-100-locomotives-to-angola
GE Transportation (GE) has secured a contract from AEnergia to supply 100 C30ACi locomotives to Angolan National Railways (INCFA) to boost railfreight services in the country. Manufacturing of the six-axle diesel electric locomotives will take place...
bls-orders-15-siemens-vectron-locos
SWISS freight operator BLS Cargo has confirmed an order for 15 new Siemens Vectron locomotives for use on the Rhine-Alpine corridor between Rotterdam and Melzo in northern Italy. The locomotives will be delivered in three phases...