Rail

Rail service on the right lines

Militzer & Münch says it has achieved a 30% year-on-year growth in full container load shipments on its China/Europe rail service and 50% for less-than-containerloads. The forwarder added that it had recently won a new key account from the technology industry for eastbound as well as westbound FCL and LCL transport. [+]

Immingham rail route to go high-cube

Work is underway to upgrade the rail route between Doncaster and Immingham for high-cube containers. National track operator Network Rail is partnering with the Humber LEP and North Lincolnshire Council to invest more than £15m to enlarge the route, which can currently only accept high-cube ... [+]

Record Q3 for Le Shuttle Freight

Le Shuttle Freight said it had its best ever third quarter this year after it equaled last year’s record for the month of September with almost 139,000 trucks transported. Since 1 January, almost 1.26 million trucks have crossed the Channel with Le Shuttle Freight. [+]

More road-rail trailers for Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters has invested in 150 more huckepack units for its rail service between Poznan in Poland and Rotterdam, all fitted with telematics systems to enable customers to track and trace their shipments in real time through dedicated web portals. Mark Timmermans, Trailer Director at P&O ... [+]

Over 100 sign up for Multimodal

Over 100 exhibitors have already signed up for Multimodal 2019 and a new steering group will formulate next year’s panel and workshop series. Organisers Clarion Events says that next year’s show could be another record-breaker. The new seminar steering group is to be comprised of FTA ... [+]

DHL offers Europe to Asia LCL rail

DHL Global Forwarding has introduced a new less-than-container load (LCL) service from Duisburg, Germany, to Chengdu, China. The new DHL Railconnect LCL service offers timings of up to 29 days door-to-door between the main economic areas, faster than by sea and at more reasonable cost ... [+]

Rail lobby group asks: What about the freight?

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is complaining that the remit of the Government’s new rail review, announced on 20 September, does not appear to include freight. It says that any proposals to change the structure and operations of the railways will have implications for the sector, ... [+]

First service to Doncaster’s iPort

GB Railfreight has operated the first train to the new iPort Rail inland port at Doncaster on 18 September. The fully loaded service departed Solent Stevedores in Southampton at 05:07 on Tuesday morning, arriving at iPort Rail at 14.33 the same afternoon, where its intermodal ... [+]

Woodland offers rail route from China to London

Woodland Group has extended its Wuhan (China) to Duisburg rail service to London Gateway, once a week. Total transit time from China to the UK is 20-22 days and the connecting train from Duisburg to London leaves on Thursday, arriving on Friday. Round-the-clock GPS tracking ... [+]

Derailment disrupts Midlands rail

Rail freight services through the Midlands were being disrupted after a GBRf container train derailed at Whiteacre Junction near Birmingham Hams Hall terminal at 14.35 on 12 September. A spokesman for the operator said that there were no injuries and GBRf staff were quickly on ... [+]