Intermodal / Road


Linking the TIR System Middle East

 An industry meeting held in Beirut (Lebanon) recently ascertained that the global transit standard TIR can save countries in the Arab world up to 57% in time and 38% in the costs of intermodal road transport activities.  more


Safer trucks in China Daily

Dongfeng has transferred its compressor and compressed air activities to its joint venture with Knorr-Bremse. The augmented collaboration paves the way for developing solutions to make Chinese commercial vehicles safer, smarter and more eco-friendly, according to the German...  more

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9.5% more hinterland traffic Daily

In 2017, the port of Kiel (Germany) registered a 9.5% increase in intermodal rail/ship traffic. The railway terminals on the port’s Schwedenkai and in the east bank port zone (Ostuferhafen) handled a total of 32,104 trailers and containers on wagons last year, thus overshooting...  more


Uzbekistan: railway line electrified to Afghan border Daily

Uzbekistan recently celebrated the opening of the 325 km long electrified Karshi – Termez railway line to the Afghan border. Diesel locomotives can now be replaced with modern electric traction, which will reduce transport costs for freight and passenger traffic by more...  more


Operating own traction again in Scandinavia Daily

TX Logistik (TXL) has been using its own traction for domestic services in Sweden since the beginning of 2018. The receipt of a new own licence and safety certificate enabled the company to resume rail haulage services. TXL now deploys its own traction for domestic services...  more


Estonia introduces road toll for trucks Daily

Estonia has introduced a road toll for HGVs and their trailers with a maximum permitted weight of over 3.5 t. In addition to the HGVs registered in Estonia, foreign commercial vehicles will also be obliged to pay charges on the country’s public road network. The charge...  more


More safety, efficiency and reliability in North Carolina Daily

North Carolina’s largest programme of improvements to the US state’s rail infrastructure is complete after just seven years. Safety, efficiency and reliability has been enhanced for freight and passenger rail services between Charlotte and Raleigh. The corridor’s...  more


1,700 new wagons to rejuvenate fleet Daily

go site Switzerland-based Wascosa, a provider of freight wagon systems, is currently expanding its rolling stock fleet by investing in more than 1,700 new wagon built by various railcar manufacturers. The company said the move reinforces its position as the fifth largest railcar...  more


First rail delivery for inland rail project Daily

The first 14,000 t batch of steel rail has been delivered for the Parkes - Narromine section of the AUD 8.4 billion (EUR 5.47 billion) Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail project, according to the Australian government. The rail weights 60 kg per metre, making it strong enough...  more


VAP calls for more railfreight infrastructure Daily

The Association of Swiss Sidings and Private Freight Wagon Owners (VAP) began vigorously beating the drum for Switzerland’s CHF 11.5 billion 2035 railway expansion plan shortly before the end of the government’s consultation period. VAP said that that infrastructure...  more

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