All Rail articles – Page 20

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    DB Schenker moves more by rail


    During the first quarter of 2011 DB Schenker Rail UK has reported moving 15% more cars by rail for STVA, the vehicle transport subsidiary of French rail provider SNCF, than it did during the same period in 2010. A spokesman for DB Schenker Rail would not disclose the actual number ...

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    Europe divided over rail cargoes


    To Russia and beyondDistance myth dispelledWhat future for co-loading?...while closed wagons remain too expensiveSpeed of responseThe integration of European rail freight and cross-border standardisation remains a distant dream. Countries have differing state and private provision, with consequences for logistics companies, writes Barry Cross.The European Union has long had ambitions to ...

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    DB looks at auto service with TransContainer


    Following DB Schenker Logistics’ launch of a new business unit in Kaluga, Russia in April for logistics movements to Volkswagen plant there, the company’s Rail division has reaffirmed its intention to establish a joint venture with Russian Railways’ subsidiary TransContainer, with a focus on the wider automotive sector. The scope ...

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    Global news in brief


    Renault to export from Russia Later this month Renault will begin exports of its Logan and Sandero models to Ukraine from its Avtoframos plant in Russia. The plant, which is located south of Moscow, increased output last year by 70% to just more than 87,000 vehicles. Current output includes ...

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    Global news in brief


    Libyan embargo hits shipments to TripoliA Grimaldi-owned multipurpose vessel carrying trucks and other used ro-ro cargo between Malta and Libya was turned back from docking in Tripoli in April following its interception by a NATO vessel. The M/V Setubal Express was prohibited from entering the port of Tripoli by HMS ...

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    Rail providers tackle capacity problem


    The surge in automotive shipments in North America as carmakers ramp up production to meet demand has taken rail freight providers by surprise and resulted in a shortage in railcar availability amongst the region’s leading providers. During the recession rail companies put a significant amount of their railcars and ...

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    Mazda to use Trans Siberia Railway all year


    Mazda will be using the Trans-Siberian Railway route it started shipping vehicles on in 2008 for the entire year this year. The move follows studies the Japanese carmaker has made into the effect of weather conditions on the vehicles. It was the first carmaker to use the route for regular ...

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    Flexible dispatch from America


    Towards more flexible wagonsThumbs up for TTXTowards greater co-loadingHow to boost East Coast port traffic?Further market potentialTransit damage still an issueThe US rail network has a high market share for moving vehicles and may still have excess wagons in storage, but the future balance between bi-levels and tri-levels is causing ...

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    Carmakers welcome Med Corridor plan


    Following the opening of a new freight rail link between Perpignan in southern France and the port of Barcelona in Spain last December (read more here), the Spanish government has announced it is pressing ahead with plans for a 1,300km freight rail link along its Mediterranean coast. As part of ...

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    PKP moves into Germany with Mosolf


    Polish rail transport provider PKP Cargo has launched a new service on behalf of German finished vehicle provider Mosolf bringing Fiat vehicles from the carmaker’s production site in Tychy, Poland, cross-border to the logistics hub at Elstal/Wustermark (near Berlin) in Germany. The service will move around 300 vehicles on six ...

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    Global news in brief


    Gefco sets up air bridge for PSA In another example of how the recent in events in North Africa have had an impact on the automotive industry, Gefco’s Special Transport division has been working with Gefco Tunisia group to create an air bridge to maintain supply to PSA plants in ...

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    Global news in brief


    Bridgestone renews contract with DHL Supply ChainBridgestone has renewed its contract with DHL Supply Chain in Jönköping, Sweden until 2013 for the provision of warehousing and a number of value-added services including assembling and studding of tyres.DHL has handled Bridgestone Europe’s warehouse operations for the Swedish market since 1997 and ...

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    Viking Rail is all Volvo again


    Viking Rail, an inter-modal link created by Volvo Logistics and DB Schenker that connects megatrailer cargo between Scandinavia and Germany by rail, has resumed a 100% dedicated-cargo service for Volvo Logistics, including for group customers and external clients such as Volvo Cars. The service, which initially started in 2008 in ...

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    Are Turkey's rail plans optimistic?


    The Turkish government has announced plans to spend TRY50 billion ($32.5 billion) on the country's railway network of 2023, adding 10,000km of new rail tracks, almost doubling the existing 11,000km, and making other improvements. While the move will initially target passenger traffic into the major cities, it could make the ...

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    Global news in brief


    Nissan launches car carrier for Leaf shipmentsNissan has launched a new energy efficient ro-ro vessel – M/V City of St. Petersburg – for the shipment of Leaf electric vehicles to Northern Europe and Russia from the UK. The ship will move vehicles produced at the Sunderland plant when production of ...

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    STVA supports Renault in Morocco with Geodis


    French rail provider STVA has entered into a joint venture with freight manager Geodis Wilson for the provision of finished vehicle rail wagons and compound management for Renault when its €600m greenfield plant in Tangier, North Africa goes into production in January 2012. The plant is based in the Melloussa ...

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    France-Spain rail link is 'solution for the future'


    As logistics operators look to Barcelona as an alternative port to Marseilles following the strikes that have disrupted French ports this year, the opening of a new rail link between the Spanish port and Perpignan in southern France next month has been warmly welcomed. “It is of paramount importance that ...

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    Global news in brief


    STVA takes Toyotas to PolandSTVA, the automotive subsidiary of French rail company SNCF, has won a one year contract with Toyota Europe to ship vehicles from the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium to Mszczonów, near Warsaw in Poland for distribution to the Polish and Ukraine markets. The contract, formerly tendered ...

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    CN speeds throughput for European vehicle imports


    As part of a comprehensive review of its supply chain, Canada National Railway (CN) has reduced dwell times for European vehicle imports at its Autoport Terminal in Halifax by 25% since it implemented an integrated approach for meeting shipping demand at the terminal in the spring this year. The Autoport ...

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    Norfolk Southern looks for auto volume growth in 2011


    At its third quarter analyst briefing held last week, Norfolk Southern’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer Don Seale said the North American rail provider expected to add to its automotive business in 2011 thanks to new plant activity at BMW’s Spartanburg facility in South Carolina, and Volkswagen’s plant ...