All Rail articles – Page 19

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    Global round up

    2012-04-04T00:00:00Z

    Finnlines begin Ust-Luga service Baltic and North Sea shipping operator, Finnlines, has made its first delivery of Kia vehicles to the Russian port of Ust-Luga. More than 1,000 vehicles were delivered aboard the Finnsun to the Railway Ferry Terminal at Ust-Luga for onward shipment to the Russian market. ...

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    Daimler begins production in Hungary

    2012-04-04T00:00:00Z

    Daimler has started production at its new €800m passenger car plant in Kecskemét in Hungary for production of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class supported by rail logistics links with its German plant in Rastatt, which also makes the model. The rail links are part of the Daimler Rail Net network, ...

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    DB Schenker begins Portugal-Germany service

    2012-02-08T00:00:00Z

    DB Schenker Rail Automotive is working with DB Schenker’s national subsidiary in Portugal, Schenker Transitários, to offer customers, including those in the automotive sector, a new weekly rail service between Portugal and Germany. DB Schenker said the trains would connect Porto and Lisbon with factories ...

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    Latin's America's export engine

    2012-01-19T15:16:54Z

    Northbound network Ocean exports Vehicle processing connections The domestic network Overland challenges Zero-damage mindset Mexico is the fastest growing region for vehicle production in North America. While its benefiting from some recovery to its main market in the US, it is also expanding its links to the south in Latin ...

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    Seat mulls virtues of rail link

    2012-01-18T00:00:00Z

    In November last year Seat undertook a trial involving the despatch of 224 new cars from its plant at Martorell, near Barcelona, to Fuersterhausenin Germany, using a standard gauge block train. The potential economical benefits are clear if existing disadvantages can be overcome according to Manuel Medina, Seat’s logistics director. ...

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    VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Why is India's infrastructure lagging?

    2012-01-18T00:00:00Z

    Why is India s infrastructure lagging behind growth? Dr Manoj Singh, transport adviser for the Indian government s Planning Commission, talks to Automotive Logistics Editor Christopher Ludwig about the role that the government is seeking to play in improving the logistics for India s automotive production and exports, as well ...

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    India shelves rail hub plans

    2011-12-14T00:00:00Z

    Indian Railways has suspended its plans to allow private companies in the country to run railway terminals as hubs to ship finished vehicles by rail. The plans, known as the ‘Autohub’ policy, were initially intended to open up some of the handling and operations to the private sector, however the ...

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    Global round up

    2011-12-14T00:00:00Z

    China imposes anti-dumping duties China's Ministry of Commerce is planning to impose punitive anti-dumping duties on vehicles imported from the US that have an engine capacity at or above 2.5 litres. For GM vehicles the duties will be as high as 8.9% and up to 8.8% for Chrysler. Cars ...

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    Global round up

    2011-11-30T00:00:00Z

    Grimaldi extends Med ro-ro service Italian forwarder Grimaldi has extended it Mediterranean ro-ro service between Livorno in Italy and Valencia in Spain with the addition of a call at the Italian port of Genova. The service, which began last week, will provide three sailings a week served by two ro-ro ...

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    Union Pacific unveils AutoFlex wagon

    2011-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Last Friday North American rail provider Union Pacific officially unveiled its new convertible, multi-level rail wagon for vehicle transport that, unlike traditional wagons, can be switched between bi-level and tri-levels according to customer demand. The company will be rolling out 100 of the new 90-foot AutoFlex wagons – referred ...

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    Rail push in South Africa

    2011-11-09T00:00:00Z

    South African state-owned logistics group Transnet has announced it is spending R900m ($114m) on vehicle rail wagons in an effort to raise the number of vehicles transported by rail to 45% by 2015. Currently around 30% of vehicles are shipped by rail in the country. Besides the investment, the ...

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    Global round up

    2011-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Tender for new vehicles terminal at Lázaro Cárdenas The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas will issue a tender for a new finished vehicles terminal in either November or December this year. This tender will require an investment of $40m. The eventual concession will be for a two-berth, ...

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    DB Schenker launches Polish-UK service

    2011-11-02T00:00:00Z

    November sees the introduction of a new regular rail freight service between Poland and the UK operated by German provider, DB Schenker Rail. One train per week will run between Wroclaw, in Poland, and Barking, near London, in the UK. The service has been established in response ...

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    Obama intervenes in US rail dispute

    2011-10-12T00:00:00Z

    The ongoing dispute between 30 of North America’s rail freight operators and 11 US labour unions took another step this week when the US Obama administration appointed a five-person Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to investigate the conflict. “Freight rail is vital to our economy and our future,” said President ...

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    Schenker begins BMW rail moves to Shenyang

    2011-10-05T00:00:00Z

    DB Schenker has confirmed that it will begin regular rail shipments of CKD kits for BMW from its new $33m Leipzig logistics centre in Germany to BMW’s joint venture assembly plant in Shenyang, northeastern China from next month. The Shenyang plant is run as part of BMW’s joint venture ...

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    Getting China on the right track

    2011-10-01T15:31:35Z

    Specialised rail wagons Priority conflicts Weighing up the costs The damage question Rail versus road in the China context Changing pace Guarded optimism With finished vehicles way down the list of priorities for Chinese railways compared to passengers and with the cost of road haulage low, Ellen Hua examines the ...

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    Rail is the obvious answer in India

    2011-09-28T00:00:00Z

    The mismatch between the scorching growth of the auto industry in India and the infrastructural and regulatory development needed to support it is making congestion the norm and risking zero market gain in the country. It is also perpetuating poor delivery standards that are costly both in the short-term ...

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    Global round up

    2011-09-21T00:00:00Z

    GMSA chooses Motorvia for vehicle deliveriesSouth African finished vehicle carrier Motorvia is to start carrying vehicles for General Motors South Africa (GMSA) following a successful tender for business approved last week. The new agreement will run for three years. Uitenhage-based Motorvia provides specialised vehicle transport and delivery services for ...

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    Gefco terminates Fret SNCF agreement

    2011-09-21T00:00:00Z

    PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s logistics division Gefco will not renew its contract with the freight division of fellow French rail provider SNCF for outbound automotive shipments. The business that Fret SNCF handles for Gefco, which includes managing a volume of 40,000 wagons per year, will be redistributed amongst three separate private ...

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    Global round up

    2011-09-14T00:00:00Z

    ADB investment in India railRail services in India, including those for freight, are to benefit from loans of up to $500m from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The multi-tranche financing facility for India’s Railway Sector Investment Programme is designed to improve services along some of its busiest freight and passenger ...