All rail freight articles – Page 2

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    Mexico government deploys troops to address railway vandalism


    It has been revealed that the Mexican government has been deploying troops since the autumn at various troubled areas in response to rising vandalism and theft targeting both railway lines and automotive cargo.“The Mexican military is providing some short-term protection to the automotive industry in the state of Guanajuato,” a ...

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    Road & Rail performance recognised in two separate awards


    US rail services provider Road & Rail Services has received two awards – from CSX and American Honda respectively – in recognition of its performance.The Service Excellence & Partnership award from rail freight transport firm CSX and its subsidiary TDSI, which offers vehicle-handling services through a network of automobile distribution ...

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    Hyundai Glovis switches to rail on Slovenia-Poland route


    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has made the switch to rail from road for transporting finished vehicles from the port of Koper in Slovenia to Łódź in Poland. The decision will see 22 trucks replaced on the one-way route, which covers more than 1,000km. The move follows a trial ...

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    India’s logistics landscape is set for structural change


    New rules designed to support transport safety and simplify taxation are helping to create new multimodal opportunities in the nationTwo separate regulatory changes are set to impact on logistics business for transport providers and their customers in India.The first – a change to the maximum length of road trailers – ...

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    India conference: Somewhere behind the smog, the sun is rising


    While the North American economy and automotive supply chain may have been thrown into disarray this week with the election victory of Donald Trump in the US, there was a clearer picture of the prospects for the Indian market, despite the record levels of obscuring smog in Delhi.According to figures ...

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    DB Cargo UK reshapes business in wake of coal and steel declines


    Last week’s statement by Deutsche Bahn’s rail freight division in the UK – DB Cargo UK – that it is likely to cut almost 900 jobs and downsize its operations across the country was in part explained by the dramatic decline in the coal and steel markets. Between January 1st ...

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    Damage limitation: Reducing damage drawn by design


    Trends in vehicle evolution can add to the likelihood of damage in transit. While this can be partly mitigated by routing and planning, the vehicle logistics industry can struggle to adapt fast enough... A substantial increase in popular vehicle sizes in recent years has fuelled some of the logistics ...

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    Private equity group EQT makes offer for GB Railfreight


    Groupe Eurotunnel (GET) has announced the potential sale of GB Railfreight to private equity heavyweight EQT.The value of EQT’s bid to buy the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom has not been disclosed.While the offer is still to be presented to the group’s staff representative bodies for ...

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    Kia West Point: Midnight freight trains to Georgia


    In this story... The need for precision A multi-party approach Paving the way A model for automotive Keeping a distanceThe use of an inland port in Cordele is helping carmaker Kia to achieve the reliable, transparent supply chain it requires at its 24-hour production operation in West Point, Georgia ...

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    Rail transport in Russia: Tracking the downturn


    Rail transport of finished vehicles in Russia is dropping fast under the combined pressure of rising charges, falling state subsidies and dwindling demand for new vehicles Rail transport of finished vehicles in Russia is falling fast – faster even than a new vehicle market that has virtually collapsed over the ...

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms


    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needsIn this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for successPerhaps the truest measure of efficiency and ...

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    CDN adapts ePOD app for CSX Railroad


    Software supplier Car Delivery Network (CDN) has adapted its VinDeliver finished vehicle electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) app with an enhancement to integrate it with the computer system run by US rail terminal operator, CSX Railroad.CDN’s eOutgate enhancement allows truck operators using VinDeliver to upload reports of inspections they carry ...

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    Hyundai Glovis and TransContainer join forces on Russian parts


    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, and Russian intermodal container operator TransContainer have begun using a new block train between Vostochny port and Shushary station in St Petersburg. The train, which carried out its inaugural run at the start of September, is being used to transport auto parts to the ...

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    UK government rail freight plan to target automotive sector


    The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined a new rail freight strategy aiming in part to target the long-term growth potential of industry sectors that are currently underdeveloped and subject to network constraints – including automotive. The DfT’s rail freight strategy is part of an overall government commitment ...

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    Leader in the finished vehicle sector, Helmut Altmann, dies at 78


    Helmut Altmann, founder of German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann, has died aged 78.“It is with deepest grief that we have to announce that on Sunday, September 11th 2016, Helmut Altmann, founder of our company ARS Altmann, passed away after a short, severe illness,” said the company in a ...

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    BNSF starts work on automotive facility in Spokane


    BNSF Railway has started work on a $6m vehicle unloading facility near its Parkwater rail yard in Spokane, Washington.Covering more than five hectares, the new facility, which is on property near Wisconsin Avenue, will double the size of the existing one about a mile away on Mission Street. It will ...

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    Maruti Suzuki to benefit from intermodal investments


    Indian Railways has started work on a vehicle loading facility at Farrukhnagar, near Gurgaon (now Gurugram), close to Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar. As reported in the Times of India , railways minister Suresh Prabhu said the aim of the facility was to transport up to 25% of output from ...

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    STVA and GB Railfreight move cars through Channel Tunnel


    For the first time in five years, a train transporting finished vehicles has travelled through the Channel Tunnel on a route from the UK to Belgium, Groupe Eurotunnel has revealed. GB Railfreight, the rail freight subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, provided the train on behalf of European automotive transport specialist STVA ...

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    Indian Railways aims to boost car moves with Auto Express service


    Indian Railways has launched an ‘Auto Express’ train service to carry finished vehicles in both directions between Gurgaon and Nidvanda. The state-run rail giant hopes to increase the number of vehicles carried on the route from 2,000 a month to around 6,000 as it targets a 25% share in national ...

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    DHL signs MOU with Chengdu Gateway Logistics to develop logistics corridor


    DHL Global Forwarding, the freight services division of Deutsche Post, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office, to build a logistics corridor between China and Europe. Chengdu Gateway Logistics Office is the Chinese government agency responsible for developing Chengdu, the capital of the south-western Sichuan ...