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 Conference in Genoa on the prospects for the market.
POLAND's largest railfreight operator PKP Cargo is set for further expansion after reaching an agreement to acquire the rail assets of oil company PKN Orlen and securing Zlotys 1.1bn ($US 270m) in loans to finance the implementation of its Cargo '20 programme.
For over 20 years the European Union has been trying to encourage a modal shift of passengers and freight from road to rail. Andrew Goltz and Jakub Majewski discuss the impact of European Union policy and funding with some of the leading figures in Poland's railway industry and consider whether Europe's influence could have been more effective.
POLAND's largest railfreight operator PKP Cargo has signed a letter of intent with Greenbrier Europe Wagony Świndica, the Polish subsidiary of US wagon builder Greenbrier, to establish a joint venture for the production of freight wagons.