Rail

Swissterminal moves in Zurich

Swissterminal is to resume operations at the Niederglatt container terminal, in the Niederhasli district close to Zurich from 1 November. From 2012, it has served the Zuricharea from  the Rekingen terminal but the lease for this site is coming to an end. From November, Swissterminal will operate a feeder connection between its headquarters in Frenkendorf close to Basel and Niederglatt with three trains per week. Niederglatt offers space for up ... [+]

Trains and training for DB Cargo’s Amy Pressland

DB Cargo UK’s Dr Amy Pressland is leading a double life. As well as being International HR Projects Manager – though currently seconded to group partner Euro Cargo Rail in Paris she will be joining Team GB in the Age Group World Triathlon Championships in ... [+]

Rail Freight Group boss denounces German ‘shambles’

Rail Freight Group chairman Tony Berkeley has described German infrastructure operator DB Netz as “like rabbits caught in a car headlight” in the wake of the Radstatt disaster – in which an engineering mishap caused the closure of one of the most heavily used intermodal ... [+]

Glass is more than half full for Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury has loaded its first trainload of raw glass for URM UK from a new recycling facility at the port. Some 1200 tonnes of raw glass cullet left Tilbury en route for Cheshire this under a long term supply agreement. The cullet is ... [+]

Updated: Swisstrain finds alternative as vital route is cut

Rail freight operator Swisstrain has put a contingency plan into operation after an engineering mishap cut a vital north-south rail line. On 12 August the trackbed between Rastatt and Baden-Baden subsided during construction of a new tunnel, cutting an important route between northern European sea ports and southern Germany, Switzerland ... [+]

Armitt handles first train at Thamesport

Hutchison-owned London Thamesport has received its first trainload of steel on behalf of the Armitt Group, which is developing a logistics terminal at the former deepsea container port - now being repurposed as a breakbulk and short sea facility. Operated by DB Cargo, and carrying 1,000 ... [+]

Transmec to offer daily Italy intermodal route

Transmec Group is to upgrade its UK/Italy service via Zeebrugge to daily, following a €6 million (£5.4m) investment in its intermodal fleet and launching new pan-European rail services,. The transport and logistics operator is purchasing 160 Huckepack trailers, 100 swap bodies and 40 box containers for ... [+]

P&O Ferries sees North Sea surge

P&O Ferries reported a 14% year on year increase in freight volumes at its two continental rail hubs, Zeebrugge and Europoort, in the first half of 2017. Between January and June the ferry and logistics company handled 42,421 units across the North Sea to the ... [+]

Ekol plans Greek spending scheme

Turkey’s Ekol Logistics says it plans to invest over €2 million to improve facilities in the port of Lavrio and a further €1m to create its own national distribution fleet in the country. It is also planning to offer a rail connection to Europe via ... [+]

Staffs rail freight scheme under scrutiny

Developer Four Ashes is holding a public consultation on its planned rail freight interchange in South Staffordshire. The strategic West Midlands Interchange is being proposed for a 297-hectare site at Four Ashes, near to Junction 12 of the M6 and adjacent to the West Coast ... [+]