Rail

Eurotunnel rebrands as Getlink

Groupe Eurotunnel has rebranded itself as Getlink. The new identity comprises four commercial brands – Eurotunnel Le Shuttle and Le Shuttle Freight; private French rail operation Europorte; ElecLink, a planned electrical interconnector between the UK and France; and private European railway training centre, CIFFCO. [+]

Ekol expands French operation

The French aim of Turkish-owned logistics specialist Ekol has opened new branches in Paris and Lyon. The Paris facility will concentrate mainly on national and international distribution and comprises a 1,600sq m warehouse, truck parking for 20 vehicles and a maintenance garage. It will also manage ... [+]

GBRf starts Southampton-Birmingham service

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has started its first intermodal service from Solent Stevedores terminal at ABP Port of Southampton to ABP’s Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal near Birmingham. The first 34-wagon service departed at 02:39am on 1 November on behalf of logistics firm Wincanton and will run ... [+]

Beechwood exports set to grow in Rijeka

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in the Port of Rijeka in Croatia has launched an intermodal rail service connecting its terminals to one of the country’s largest wood producers. The terminal operator has partnered with timber producer Cedar to facilitate the export of beech wood from ... [+]

Train number five for Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters has added a fifth rotation to its rail service between Poznan and Rotterdam. The train, which launched four months ago and is operated in conjunction with Polish logistics company Erontrans, will add a departure in both directions on Wednesdays to the other four ... [+]

Kuehne + Nagel adds Asian rail options

Kuehne + Nagel has added a number of origin points to its KN Eurasia Express rail service, introduced six months ago, including northern China, Japan, South Korea and South-East Asia. Among the new points of origin is Changchun, an industrial metropolis in northern China, which ... [+]

New rail route from China nears completion

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line will be officially opened on 30 October, a route that could one day form part of a new connection between China and Europe. Opening of the line between the Caspian Sea port city of Baku in Azerbaijan and Kars in eastern Turkey ... [+]

AV Dawson to expand steel terminal

Middlesbrough logistics firm AV Dawson says it is planning to move to the next phase of the development of its automotive steel terminal. The business’ current automotive steel distribution centre, which is based around a 102,000 square foot state-of-the-art warehouse, serves as a Northern hub ... [+]

Trial train moves 1,300 tonnes

DB Cargo UK and steel and mining company ArcelorMittal operated a trial service moving 1,300 tonnes of steel coil by rail from the port of Boston to Wolverhampton on 29 September. It is envisaged that the service will operate weekly once the trial is complete. ... [+]

Rail route to Felixstowe set for upgrade

Network Rail has unveiled plans to increase capacity on the branch line between Ipswich and the port of Felixstowe. The £58million project will allow the number of trains serving the UK’s busiest container port to increase from 33 to 45 a day late 2019. Work on ... [+]