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Mombasa - Nairobi commercial freight services begin KENYA Railways (KR) celebrated the first day of commercial freight operations on the new standard-gauge Nairobi - Mombasa line on January 1.
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SWEDISH rail freight operator Green Cargo is set to begin the use of XXXL containers supplied by Innofreight, Austria, to transport wood chip to Soderenergi’s fuel terminal in Nykavn, a move which is reducing the...
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Andrew Harding, managing director and CEO of Aurizon, talks to Mark Carter.ANDREW Harding took over as managing director and CEO of Australian rail freight operator Aurizon in December 2016 to lead the company into the next...
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Wilhelm Patzner, CEO of Far East Land Bridge, talks to Keith Barrow.ONE of the defining rail freight trends of recent years has been the spectacular rise in the volume of intermodal traffic between China and Europe....
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AUSTRALIA’s deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure and transport Mr Barnaby Joyce attended a ceremony at Tomingley West, New South Wales, on January 15 to mark the delivery of the first batch of rails...
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Rolf Jansson, president and CEO, VR Group, talks to Keith Barrow.TWO years ago Finnish national train operator VR Group embarked on an ambitious programme of efficiencies and fare reductions as it sought to revive ridership...
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Geert Pauwels, CEO of Lineas, talks to Keith Barrow.AS Europe’s rail freight market continues to go through the growing pains of liberalisation, it’s perhaps easy to lose sight of the fact that rail’s share of...
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EUROPEAN freight wagon leasing company Wascosa says the average age of its fleet will fall from 13 to 10 years by the end of 2018 with the delivery of more than 1700 new vehicles from...
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DB CARGO has launched an international project to equip 1200 of its locomotives with ETCS by 2026, with the aid of grants from the European Union (EU). The EU will provide €9.816m towards the cost of...
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KENYA Railways (KR) celebrated the first day of commercial freight operations on the new standard-gauge Nairobi - Mombasa line on January 1.   The inaugural train consisting of 52 wagons, including 20 wagons containing maize, left Mombasa...
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UNITED States freight railways transported 27,489,960 wagonloads and intermodal units in 2017, an increase of 3.4% compared with 2016. According to data released by the American Association of Railroads (AAR) on January 3, 3,478,126 wagonloads were...

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