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Alstom to supply trains to VMS in €150 million deal

French rail experts to provide 29 Coradia Continental regional trains to German operator to boost its electrified network

DSV launches intermodal service between Turkey and UK

DSV has launched an intermodal service between Turkey and the UK to add to its portfolio of road, air and short-sea services between the two countries

Australian rail group calls for satellite monitoring of trucks

Australia could be the scene of a landmark ruling as rail freight takes on trucking, demanding that satellites be used to monitor road use in order to charge accordingly

XPO Logistics to buy Pacer International for $335 million

American third-party logistics provider of freight transportation services XPO Logistics will buy the third largest provider of intermodal transportation services in North America, Pacer, for $335 million

Deutsche Bahn and Port of Rotterdam unite on rail line expansion

In The Netherlands, (Holland) DB Schenker is working closely with the Port of Rotterdam on the project to expand one of the world's oldest railway lines linking the country to neighbour Germany

Saudi rail spending to hit $79 billion

Logistics boom continues in the Arab Gulf, as spending on rail projects is forecast to hit $79 billion in the next 10 years

EIB delivers multi-million shot in the arm for Poland's rail freight

Poland's drive to modernise its rail freight fleet continues to be supported by the European Investment Bank, with PKP Cargo receiving a cash boost of EURO 47 million

UK's freight association calls for fuel duty freeze

The economic benefits of a freeze on fuel duty are clear, that's according to a UK association that is calling for the man in charge to commit to such a measure

China Cargo Airlines and Jan de Rijk join intermodal forces

China Cargo Airlines and Jan de Rijk Logistics are joining forces in intermodal transport and hope that more airlines will follow their example

Aerodynamic innovative technology from Union Pacific

Union Pacific unveils new Arrowedge technology for double-stacked freight trains, which will reduce fuel consumption by decreasing air drag on the train

Network Rail is business of the year

The UK's major private rail company scoops top award at the Rail Group's prestigious awards for "transforming itself in recent times"

Bertschi will use UAE rail network

Specialists in the chemicals transport and logistics trade, Switzerland-based Bertschi AG, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Etihad Rail to use the ground-breaking new United Arab Emirates rail network

Eurotunnel under pressure to reduce freight charges

Eurotunnel is overcharging both passenger and freight trains according to an EU report

DB Schenker link Germany and Turkey with Bosporus Shuttle

DB Schenker Rail has unveiled its new cross-continental route which will take passengers across five countries and take five days to complete

Eurotunnel launches new rail freight incentive

A new freight traffic incentive scheme by Eurotunnel will offer a one-off financial support system for start up investments

AAR reports increase in freight traffic week ending 23rd May

The Association of American Railroads has reported a rise of 1.9 percent in rail freight traffic for the week ending May 23rd, when compared to the same week last year

Kenya Airways is world's first to attain 3 IATA certificates

Kenya Airways' Pride Centre is the first to gain all three IATA partnership programme awards, making it an IATA accredited training school

CN marks US Rail Safety Week with awareness campaign

CN Rail is increasing public awareness of the dangers of trespassing in the US Rail Safety Week

CN rail opens new Calgary Logistics Park

The arrival of the first few trains into the new intermodal terminal marked the opening of the Calgary Logistics Park

Rail Freight Group urge against ORR biomass charges

The Rail Freight Group has spoken out against proposed charges by the Office of Rail Regulation on the rail transportation of biomass

Union Pacific awarded for emission-reducing investments

Union Pacific were awarded following a $20 million investment into emission-reducing technologies

AAR reports increase in freight traffic for the week ending March 16th

Combined North American rail volume for the eleven weeks of 2013 on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 4,021,514 carloads, down 1.7 percent compared with the same point last year

New legal conditions for Europe to Asia rail freight

The new agreement will create a common legal regime for rail traffic which will be equivalent to the regimes for competing road, air and water transport

AAR announce major railroad investment plan for US

The Association of American Railroads announced a $24.5 billion investment plan for rail infrastructure

New locomotive will boost cross-Channel rail freight

Eurotunnel and Siemens conducted a successful test of Vectron locomotive in the Channel Tunnel last week, in a bid to boost cross-Channel rail freight

Union Pacific records most profitable year yet

Union Pacific Corporation have reported their most profitable year in the company's 150 year history, following a rise in Chemicals shipping.

CSX invest $26m in expansion of the River Line

North American rail freight company CSX has announced extensive investment on its River Line between Northern New Jersey and the Albany, N.Y. region

CN reports positive Q4 and end-of-year earnings

CN reports Q4-2012 net income of C$610 million, or C$1.41 per diluted share

National Rail plan to invest £206m into UK rail freight

Network Rail has allocated over £200 million to develop the freight network over the next five years

Freightliner complete 'year of investment'

UK Intermodal rail freight operator Freightliner have completed a 'year of investment' to ensure their services stay competitive

Russian Railways approves final sale of Freight One

Russian Railways' board of directors has approved the sale of remaining stakes in Freight One selling the remaining 25 percent of the company to Vladimir Lisin's Independent Transport Company

CER records a decrease in rail freight across Europe

Data collected by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) shows a decrease of rail freight and rail passengers in all regions across Europe compared to last year

Consultation opens on UK rail freight property reform

Network Rail propose a transfer of the majority of DB Schenker's UK property interests

Union Pacific posts profit increase of 15 percent

Despite a 12 percent reduction in coal volumes, Union Pacific has posted a 15 percent rise in profit

Tesco utilises rail freight to cut CO² emissions

Supermarket giant Tesco aims to cut emissions by 60 percent using a new rail link to South Wales

Indian Railways subjected to new freight tax

The Indian Ministry of Finance is implementing a 3.7 percent charge on taxable commodities

Oil transportation causes US Rail Freight boom

US and Canadian Rail companies are experiencing 40 percent growth this year following a rise in demand for Oil transportation

US rail execs expect slow growth in the fourth quarter

Union Pacific expect 'muted' growth, as they lose out to the trucking industry on pre-christmas peak

Canadian rail network invests in 2,200 new freight cars

The Canadian Rail Network (CN) has invested millions to extend it's freight ability

Union Pacific Railroad investing $20 million into CO² reductions

Union pacific have invested $20 million for research into green locomotives

Transoil extends its lead as Russia's top oil carrier

Transoil has bought 10,000 of Freight One's carriages

Welsh railway investment means new freight opportunities

A growth-boosting set of railway improvements are set to start in Wales, meaning more opportunities and quicker delivery times for train and road freight in the country

International Transport Forum Reports EU Stagnant

July statistics reported by the International Transport Forum show Germany is strong while Europe struggles to recover.

The Freight Debate

Are trucks or trains the better supply chain route?

US freight railroads plan to invest record $13B in 2012

Freight rail operators in the United States plan to invest a record $13 billion capital expenditure in 2012, while employing 15,000 new people

U.S. DOT Secretary LaHood travels to CA to talk rail

Freight rail is becoming a hot topic inside the United States, where U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will travel to California to deliver his views on the subject

Union Pacific plans to invest $1B in Nebraska

Looking to expand one of its major freight rail arteries, Union Pacific announces its intentions to invest $1 billion in its Nebraska operations

Q4 wraps up impressive 2011 for Union Pacific

Freight rail continues its steady climb, with North American operator Union Pacific capping off its impressive 2011 with a strong fourth quarter

Canadian fourth quarter freight rail figures give hope

Railroads in Canada shipped 609,000 units in December, setting a freight rail record and providing a glimmer of optimism for the regional economy

Afghanistan's first rail line nears completion

Freight rail operations in Afghanistan are expected to start soon after the first train made its journey from Hairatan to Mazar-i-Sharif

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