All Rail articles – Page 2

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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 ...

  • Trieste Kiel Ekol
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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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    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 ...

  • TGV Eurostar Velaro E320
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    Cross-Channel freight: Trucks, tariffs and tunnel vision

    2017-01-06T17:24:24Z

    Automotive Logistics reports on vehicle and component movements between the UK and the rest of Europe in the post-Brexit climate The past year has brought freight movements between the UK and mainland Europe sharply into focus, including for automotive parts and finished vehicles. Britain’s vote to leave the European ...

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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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    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 ...

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    Mexico government deploys troops to address railway vandalism

    2016-12-14T10:57:04Z

    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,” ...

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    Road & Rail performance recognised in two separate awards

    2016-12-07T12:12:39Z

    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 ...

  • Chandra Mishra, Ashok Leyland
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    India conference: Ashok Leyland gets rational about logistics

    2016-11-11T19:12:27Z

    Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has not been waiting until the Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes into effect next year across India to make major changes to its logistics and distribution network. Over the past two years, the truckmaker has rationalised its distribution centres and logistics provider ...

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

    2016-10-25T16:45:50Z

    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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    Private equity group EQT makes offer for GB Railfreight

    2016-10-19T12:04:59Z

    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 ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"] Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, ...

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    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 needs In this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps ...

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    DB Cargo setting up Hefei-Hamburg link; BMW extends contract

    2016-09-13T09:58:54Z

    DB Cargo ( formerly DB Schenker Rail ) has signed an agreement with the municipal government of Hefei in China aimed at starting a direct rail freight route between there and Hamburg in Germany next month. According to DB Cargo, in its first stage, the new rail service will start ...

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    BNSF starts work on automotive facility in Spokane

    2016-08-24T10:08:12Z

    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 ...