Rail

Infrastructure body calls for zero-tolerance to freight emissions

Emissions from freight traffic on road and rail should be reduced to zero by 2050 and there should be a complete ban on the sale of diesel-powered heavy trucks by 2040, said the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in a report published on 17 April. Sir John Armitt, the Commission chairman said development of hydrogen and battery HGVs is already well advanced and vehicles are expected to be commercially available in the ... [+]

Train takes the strain from Sweden to China

APM Terminals Gothenburg has opened the Gothenburg Gateway this week. The terminal operator says that a container placed on a freight train anywhere in Sweden will be loaded onto a large ocean-going vessel within 48 hours, and will shave up at least a week off ... [+]

Tunnel ready for Brexit checks

Eurotunnel officially handed over buildings intended for customs, veterinary and phytosanitary inspection services to the French authorities on 4 April. The Douane-SIVEP control centre will be open 24 hours for Ministry of Agriculture officials and customs officers. It provides nine unloading docks, a refrigerated storage ... [+]

Retailer takes space in Doncaster’s iPort

Property developer Verdion has let the second, 731,000sq ft (67,912sq m) phase of its iPort logistics hub in Doncaster to an unnamed online retailer. Set for completion in the second quarter of 2020, the new mega-warehouse will be the first building on the 300 acre second ... [+]

DSV offers lorry-rail link to Barcelona

DSV is offering a new daily multimodal rail–road full load service between the UK and Spain using the VIIA (French Railways) ‘lorry-rail’ operation between Calais and Le Boulou on the French / Spanish border DSV will collect the trailer from the train and deliver directly to ... [+]

New loco colours mark Maritime-DB rail deal

Maritime Transport and DB Cargo have unveiled two new locomotives, Maritime Intermodal One and Two, to mark the recent agreement between the two companies. They were named at a ceremony at Maritime's recently acquired rail terminal in Wakefield on 29 March. The event also marked the ... [+]

Talks continue to avert rail freight strike

The TSSA trade union says it has held “constructive talks” with the chief executive of rail freight operator DB Cargo, Hans-Georg Werner to avert a strike. The dispute centres on what the TSSA describes as “offloading jobs to haulage company Maritime”. It says that Maritime ... [+]

Trains run on time for Davies Turner

Davies Turner says that it is achieving record transit times on its Express China Rail weekly LCL import service. Last week’s box arrived and was unpacked after just 19 days, compared with a scheduled transit time from the Wuhan rail hub to the forwarder’s Dartford ... [+]

Unifeeder goes inland to Austria

DP World-owned short-sea specialist Unifeeder has opened a depot in Vienna to ensure availability of 45’ palletwide containers for the local exporters. It cited the location’s geographic location and accessibility to the highway and rail networks. The new depot would help customers cope with last-minute ... [+]

More boxes for Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters has ordered 600 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers, due to join the fleet in the second half of 2019. It follows 2018’s order for 700 similar containers and 240 new 45’ swap bodies. This latest order will bring the fleet to 4,000 ... [+]