All rail freight articles

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    Russia to cut subsidies on finished vehicle transport from Far East

    2017-08-30T16:03:40Z

    A draft decree recently released by the Russian Ministry for Trade and Industry shows that it plans to allocate 850m rubles ($14.3m) this year to subsidise finished vehicle movements from the Far East to the European side of the country. In total, the Russian government plans to reimburse transport costs ...

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    China pushes Belt and Road investment as European rail link booms

    2017-05-17T15:16:00Z

    Source: Chatham House Investment plans announced earlier this week for China’s ambitious Belt and Road economic and trade plan look set to support strong growth in rail services between China and Europe, which has seen rising use and interest among automotive manufacturers and logistics providers. At the Belt and ...

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    BNSF receives President’s Award for third consecutive year

    2017-04-12T17:59:52Z

    North America railway operator BNSF has received the Toyota Logistics Services President’s Award for the third year running. The award is the "highest supplier honour given to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service and on-time performance,” said BNSF in a statement. The company has also received ...

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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts networkIn this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motionSeat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered badly during the country’s severe ...

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    Investigation finds lack of competition in Mexican rail interconnections

    2017-03-22T15:11:55Z

    The investigative arm of Mexico’s competition commission (COFECE) has suggested there is a lack of competition in interconnection services by the major companies operating the country’s railway network. The unit has just released the preliminary findings of an investigation into the matter following a claim by an unnamed party last ...

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    Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    2017-03-15T15:17:45Z

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans ...

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    CSX names new CEO as part of move to ‘reconstitute’ its board

    2017-03-15T14:00:46Z

    North American rail provider CSX has named veteran railroad executive E. Hunter Harrison as its new CEO. Harrison replaces Michael Ward, who recently announced his decision to retire as chairman and CEO at the end of May but will continue to serve as a consultant. Harrison, whose experience includes stints ...

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    Eurotunnel boss hails ‘best year in company's history’

    2017-03-08T05:55:09Z

    Groupe Eurotunnel, owner of the channel rail tunnel connecting the UK to France, has just reported on the best year in its history, according to chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon. The company's net profit of €200m ($211m) in the year to end-December, 2016, was over two-and-a-half times higher than the ...

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    Storms hit Texas and derail Union Pacific auto rail cars

    2017-02-22T09:41:38Z

    Severe storms, including three tornados, which have hit Texas this week have caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure, knocking out power to tens of thousands of residences and businesses, and causing flooding. In one incident recorded near Thrall in Williamson County, 12 vehicle-carrying rail wagons were derailed. They were ...

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    Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    2017-02-14T11:27:26Z

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially ...

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    Direct train service links Baltic and Adriatic sea

    2017-01-31T11:25:10Z

    A direct train connection has been established between the port of Kiel, in Germany, and the port of Trieste, in Italy, creating a link for rapid freight transport between the Baltic and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Operations began on the route on January 25 th , initiated by Turkish transport and ...

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    Kansas City Southern counts the cost of Mexican fuel price rise

    2017-01-25T15:30:19Z

    Kansas City Southern (KCS) has said it is paying 70% more for its fuel in Mexico than it does in the US, following price hikes of 15-20% in some parts of the country at the start of this year, which have led to widespread protests. Speaking at his company’s fourth ...

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    US tariffs ‘of limited long-term impact’ on Mexico, says WWL

    2017-01-24T15:12:29Z

    Export tariffs to the US will be of limited long-term impact on Mexico’s automotive sector despite some short- to medium-term concerns, the head of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in Mexico has suggested. Commenting on an analysis of the Mexican market produced by WWL recently, including the threat of tariffs being ...

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    Carmakers to benefit from renovated Sagunto port rail line

    2017-01-18T12:30:52Z

    Spain’s national ports authority, Puertos del Estado, has committed €40m ($42.6m) to upgrade the railway line linking Zaragoza, Teruel and the port of Sagunto on the Mediterranean coast. Of this, €13.6m is earmarked for sidings and €23m for the rail access into the port. The government said that it wanted ...

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    Cars in containers: Boxing above their weight

    2017-01-17T12:25:51Z

    Suppliers of car container equipment are gaining ground by providing fast, flexible shipping options in specific global markets In this story... Racks and cassettes Electric cars light up the way Containing the situation in Asia Incorporating SKD kits Multimodal growth potential Shipping vehicles by container ...

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    Bill Villalon takes up role as president of APL Logistics

    2017-01-04T14:40:50Z

    Following the news that Bill Villalon (pictured) had taken on the role of acting president at global cargo transport and logistics provider, APL Logistics , the company confirmed this week that he will now permanently take up the role of president. The move follows the departure of Beat Simon, who ...

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    Honda Cars India: ‘Delivery is the key to success’

    2017-01-03T16:42:45Z

    Honda Cars India’s head of supply chain management, PR Ramakrishnan (pictured), outlines his approach to meeting higher customer expectations in a changing regulatory landscape Honda Cars India, like the country in general, has its eyes on growth, as it expands its plants, model line-up and dealer network. Also like India ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics part 2: Towards a sustainable supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:14:59Z

    BMW is looking to reduce its use of air freight while increasing its use of rail freight to ensure its future vision of a 'Connected Supply Chain' is truly sustainable In the search for emissions savings, a fully electric 40-tonne truck from logistics provider Scherm is being used to ...

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    Mixed reaction over Russian plans to double truck tolls

    2016-12-19T16:40:20Z

    The Russian government has confirmed plans to double the charges on trucks of 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) and more under its Platon Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) scheme. The move will see truck tolls rise from 1.53 roubles/km ($0.024) to 3.06 roubles/km by the middle of 2017. A draft ...

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    American Honda: Looking for smart, sustainable solutions

    2016-12-19T14:23:09Z

    All photos of Chuck Kendig by: Walter SavinovichAmerican Honda’s head of sales planning and logistics, Chuck Kendig, reveals the philosophy behind his approach to managing the carmaker’s outbound flows and describes how the department operates to cope with changing model demand Since April 2015, when Chuck Kendig inherited vehicle ...