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First China – Britain freight train arrives in London THE first container train from China to Britain arrived at DB Cargo’s London Eurohub terminal in Barking on schedule on January 18, having left Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, southeast of Shanghai on 1 January.
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THE first container train from China to Britain arrived at DB Cargo’s London Eurohub terminal in Barking on schedule on January 18, having left Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, southeast of Shanghai...
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THE European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) brings together newcomers on the European rail market. ERFA covers the whole value chain of rail transport across Europe and all members are united in a commitment to work...
GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) can trace its origins back to 1899 when it acquired a 22.5km line in New York state serving a rock salt mine. The 1980 Staggers railway deregulation act triggered the start...
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BNSF is the United States’ second largest railway, covering 45,000km in 28 states and two Canadian provinces, and employing 42,000 people. Kevin Smith reflects on executive chairman Matt Rose’s insights from Railway Age’s Energy by...
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WHEN it comes to a network business like rail, a small improvement in efficiency can have massive operational impacts. According to GE Transportation, the US rail freight industry experiences 500,000 delays a year and one...
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A ceremony was held at Nagad station in Djibouti on January 10 to mark the official opening of the new $US 4.2bn 752km electrified standard-gauge railway to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.The ceremony was attended...
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ITALIAN State Railway (FS) has brought all of its freight activities under one roof with the creation this month of Mercitalia which includes the former Trenitalia Cargo division as well as logistics and terminals.The formation...
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THE Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) says the European Commission (EC) is putting rail freight, which is subject to customs clearance at European Union borders, at risk by imposing a system developed...
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CHINA Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has successfully delivered the first six Df8B freight locomotives which will operate on the new standard-gauge railway in between Mombasa, and Nairobi, Kenya. CRRC is also set to deliver four...
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GERMAN Rail’s rail freight division DB Cargo has agreed a technology partnership with Toshiba, Japan, including the development of hybrid locomotives, first mooted at InnoTrans, and the sale and lease-back of electric locomotives in conjunction...