All Rail articles – Page 14

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    Fret SNCF division to handle Fiat volumes between Italy and France


    French rail provider Fret SNCF is supporting Trenitalia Cargo with finished vehicle transport of Fiat vans between the carmaker’s Fossacesia plant on the east coast of Italy to the Saint-Priest hub near Lyon, France.As part of a two-year contract the company’s DF Autochem division is running five trains a week ...

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    Amports sold to private equity firm; Davis returns to CEO role


    North American vehicle ports processor Amports is in the process of being purchased by private equity firm Lincolnshire Management for an unverified sum. Subject to completion it will be the second time that Lincolnshire has owned Amports, having first bought the company from Associated British Ports in 2006 for 107.8m.It ...

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    RZD and China Railways to work on improved cross border traffic


    Russian Railways (RZD) has signed a strategic agreement with China Railways to develop rail border crossings and supporting infrastructure for both freight and passenger traffic between the two countries.The volume of large container shipments by rail between Russia and China in 2013 amounted to almost 408,000 according to figures from ...

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    North American vehicle logistics upheaval could be 'new normal'


    The car hauling sector in North America is facing some of the biggest challenges in its history following a hard winter in which vehicle logistics capacity has been severely constrained. A shortage of railcars and disturbances in the network has led to thousands of vehicles stranded at rail ramps, vehicle ...

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    BNSF expands vehicle-handling facility at Portland


    North American Class 1 rail provider BNSF is expanding its 11-hectare North Rivergate Vehicle Facility at the port of Portland in Oregon, in response to an increase in the number of vehicles handled there. The company has bought an additional two hectares from the port of Portland for $1.35m to ...

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    Ruscon launches weekly Far East rail service


    Ruscon, the multimodal subsidiary of Russia’s Global Container Service (GCS), has launched a weekly block train service between Moscow and Khabarovsk in the Far East region of the country.The train, which has a capacity for 154 TEUs, will depart from the GCS-owned MANP inland terminal, south-west of Moscow, at midday ...

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    Gefco boosts logistics revenue at Russian Railways


    Russian Railways (RZD) increased revenues by more than 14% last year (against 2012) to 1,763 billion rubles ($49.5 billion), with one of the key drivers of that increase coming from its logistics and transport subsidiary, Gefco.State-run RZD owns 75% of Gefco following its $1.04 billion investment in the company in ...

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    China’s new growth comes with old stories


    Speakers at this year's conference in Beijing revealed that manufacturers and logistics providers are well on their way to further growth in China, but many are still struggling to shift towards higher-value services, as well as fix familiar problems. Additional reporting by Marcus WilliamsFull-length videos of the main sessions are ...

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    Big rail reforms could have little impact for automotive


    China is planning major investments in its freight rail network, including expanding the track network, locomotive capacity and international links. Reforms to the bureaucracy that controls the railways are also expected to improve overall service levels, although the impact for the movement of automotive goods by rail may be limited. ...

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    Gefco to build up intra-Asia network for China auto trade


    Logistics provider Gefco plans aggressive growth for its Chinese and Asian business, including investing in its own fleet for vehicle distribution in China. The company also expects to increase the amount of automotive freight, including finished vehicles and materials, it moves between China, Russia as well as Southeast Asia, where ...

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    Rail Cargo rebrands in Italy


    The European rail logistics provider, Rail Cargo Group, is rebranding its divisions in Italy to achieve greater parity in its corporate identity through a so-called “three-word brand logic”, and provide customers with a better service.Express-Interfracht Italia will now come under the title of Rail Cargo Logistics – Italy, bringing it ...

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    Gefco offers dealer swap service in Italy; expands Spanish rail offering


    Gefco has launched a vehicle transport service between car dealerships in Italy that it said would help minimise car stocks while also providing flexibility in meeting increases in demand across regions. The Dealer-to-Dealer (D2D) service started in March and will involve between 1,500-2,000 multi-brand dealerships across the country“The market is ...

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    With solid financials, Gefco looks to acquisition and growth


    The Gefco Group has announced positive results for 2013, including higher revenue and net profits, although difficult automotive markets in Europe and costs weighed on its operating profit and margin. While Gefco is facing risks over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the company has charted an aggressive growth plan, which is likely ...

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    APL Logistics Vascor orders three rakes for Indian FV service


    Third party logistics joint venture, APL Logistics Vascor Automotive, has placed orders with Indian freight car maker Texmaco Rail and Engineering for three rail rakes, with the first delivery expected in three months.Each rake comprises 27 wagons and is capable of carrying 300 vehicles. The company will use the trains ...

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    VW reveals efforts to cut emissions in logistics


    A big part of Volkswagen’s ambitious target to reduce emissions by 25% across its business by 2018 will come from its logistics strategy, the carmaker’s head of outbound logistics has revealed. But VW does not anticipate moving volumes from ocean to road when sulphur emissions restrictions come in for much ...

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    BLG uses rail to deliver Skoda vehicles to Derince port in Turkey


    German logistics and transport operator BLG has made two rail shipments of vehicles to the Turkish port of Derince. The company said it is the first time rail shipments of vehicles have been made to the port from Europe, having been loaded at Skoda’s Mlada Boleslav plant in the Czech ...

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    Reasons for optimism at APL Vascor – Indian rail reforms


    Bill Villalon (pictured), senior vice-president of global automotive for APL Logistics, as well as chairman of the APL Logistics Vascor joint venture in India, talks about his companies strategy for success in introducing advanced rail services in India. Ramesh Kumar: What brought APL Logistics and Vascor together in India? Bill ...

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    Avoiding a national waste – Indian rail reforms


    Anand Venkateswaran (pictured), general manager of sales logistics at Hyundai Motor India, talks about the potential benefits and pitfalls of switching to rail for moving vehicles in India. Ramesh Kumar: Two years ago, you made a presentation at the Automotive Logistics India Conference with a focus on alternate modes of ...

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    On track for change – Indian rail reforms


    In this story... From road to railMaruti goes it all aloneTaking early advantageWaiting for the inevitable Reforms allowing private operators to manage their own rail fleets look set to have a big impact on how Indian carmakers transport their vehicles. Worry lines are clearly discernible on the face of G. ...

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    ​DB extends Eco Plus service for BMW


    DB Schenker Rail has added a further route to its Eco Plus transport service for BMW in Germany. The service, which uses energy from renewable sources to drive traction, was first taken up by the carmaker last year for component shipments from Frankfurt to its plants in Regensburg and Landshut. ...