Freightliner wins green funding

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) and a consortium of specialist suppliers have secured UK government funding to develop a Rail Freight Energy and Emissions Calculator (REEC) that will be deployed on the existing NR+ platform used for rail- freight planning. The project is one of 30 winners in the latest round of the First of a Kind competition announced recently by the Transport Secretary, aimed at ... [+]

New straddles for Maritime in Tamworth

Maritime’s Transport’s intermodal freight terminal in Tamworth (BIFT) has taken delivery of two new ESC450 straddle carriers supplied by Kalmar, part of Cargotec. The diesel-electric machines are designed to accommodate a four-high container stack with a 40-tonne lift capacity. [+]

Smiles all round as CargoBeamer opens Calais terminal

German multimodal specialist CargoBeamer has opened its new terminal in Calais with a four round-trips a week service to and from Perpignan in southern France. Another route between Calais and Domodossola in Northern Italy will be launched later this year, it says. Services are operated by ... [+]

Train could take the strain of city centre parcel deliveries

Network Rail and distribution firm Orion held a demonstration of how parcels could be carried on trains into city centres at Euston station on 7 July. Former passenger trains, capable of up to 100mph, are being converted to parcels and other light goods. Final mile ... [+]

South Yorks terminal comes back to life

Freightliner has launched a new daily intermodal service from the Port of Felixstowe to the recently resurrected Tinsley Marshalling Yard, between Sheffield and Rotherham. and in collaboration with the Port of Felixstowe, Freightliner’s new service will operate to and from the Newell & Wright Transport ... [+]

Cable work blunts Eurotunnel growth

Le Shuttle Freight transported 115,408 trucks in June, an increase of 7% compared to June 2020. The slowdown in growth observed is the consequence of a temporary and planned reduction in capacity, linked to the end of work to connect the ElecLink cable in the ... [+]

New awards for Multimodal

Two new categories for sustainability and technology have been added to the Multimodal 2021 Awards which take place on 19 October. Entries are now open for nominations in all 13 categories. Readers of the Multimodal newsletter will also vote for best in each mode of transport, ... [+]

Swiss take over in Alsace

Swissterminal will officially take over the operation of three inland ports in France’s  Alsace region - Ottmarsheim, Huningue and Ile Napoléon - from 1 July . They will be operated through Alsaceterminal SAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swissterminal. A wide range of port services ... [+]

Power on the move for rail reefer cargo

Wagon leasing company VTG is offering a new device to keep cargo refrigerated while on the rails. The SWS-PowerBox, is mounted on the wagon wheelset and a hydraulic pump and attached generator produce power while the train is moving. Optimised temperatures can be guaranteed for ... [+]

Maritime links London Gateway to the Midlands

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is to operate a new service between connecting DP World London Gateway and Maritime’s intermodal freight terminal in Tamworth (BIFT) in the west Midlands. It runs six days a week from Monday to Saturday with capacity of 87teu in each direction. GBRf now operates ... [+]