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Maersk to launch Spain/UK reefer rail route

AP Moller Maersk’s intra-European logistics arm Sealand is launching a temperature-controlled rail service from Spain to the UK for temperature sensitive cargo including fruit and vegetables. There will initially be three weekly departures from Valencia to Barking in East London. The trains will carry also non-refrigerated cargo from the UK back to Spain. The launch follows trials in September and regular departures will start at the end of October, in time ... [+]

CargoBeamer operates Marseille/Calais test train

Intermodal operator CargoBeamer has run a test trailer carrying train between Marseille and Calais, the first ever it says. It carried 28 craneable and non-craneable unaccompanied semi-trailers using both CargoBeamer-railcars and twin pocket wagons. In Marseille, the train was handled CMA-CGM’s Marseille Manutention Ro-Ro Terminal, Managing ... [+]

Rail Freight Group calls on Great British Railways to show ambition

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has called for new national body Great British Railways (GBR) to set an ambitious freight growth target. Responding to the Call for Evidence from the GBR Transition Team, RFG highlighted the potential for freight growth, and the need for GBR to ... [+]

ABP and Solent Stevedores break ground on rail terminal upgrade

Associated British Ports and Solent Stevedores are to invest £17.5m in upgrading the rail terminal at the port of Southampton. The project will create an 18-acre facility, which will link the existing intermodal rail transport site with laden and empty container handling, storage, maintenance and repair ... [+]

New Glasgow-Yorks rail route

A daily rail intermodal service has been launched between Peter D Stirling’s Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) near Glasgow and iPort near Doncaster. Locomotives are provided by GB Railfreight and it carries Culina Group and Eddie Stobart containers. [+]

Eurotunnel offers carbon calculator

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight has launched an online emissions calculator to enable logistics companies to calculate their CO2 savings. Once determined, companies will be able to publish their results on a tailored certificate which will declare how many tonnes of CO2 customers emit and save ... [+]

AV Dawson buys Cobra Middlesbrough

AV Dawson, owner and operator of Port of Middlesbrough has acquired the Cobra Middlesbrough dry bulk business. It will increase the directly adjacent Port of Middlesbrough’s footprint by eight acres and has a rail connection. In 2015, AV Dawson struck a deal with Network Rail to ... [+]

Rail freight still using Russian routes, despite embargo

China to Europe rail services via Russia are still handling a large volume of traffic, despite the war in Ukraine and widespread trade embargo on Moscow, says consultants Ti. In a report, What impact has the Ukraine conflict had on China to Europe Rail services, author ... [+]

Abu Dhabi on the right lines

Etihad Rail has connected the ICAD terminal in Abu Dhabi with the network’s main line. The new 2.7 million sq ft hub will have a capacity for over 20 million tonnes a year of container and general cargo and will be the largest inland freight ... [+]

Good month for Le Shuttle

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight transported almost 107,000 trucks during August 2022 – a 1% increase on the year before. Since the beginning of the year, Le Shuttle Freight has seen almost one million trucks cross the Short Straits. Le Shuttle has also achieved its best ... [+]