Rail

Green director for Getlink

Eurotunnel operator Getlink has appointed Vincent Ducros as group environment director. He previously worked for  PricewaterhouseCoopers’ major programme management entity, including a rail infrastructure programme and several infrastructure projects in the low carbon sector and has been project manager at Suez Recycling and Recovery France since 2018. [+]

XPO to restore Waterford rail link

XPO Logistics is planning to start a new rail service between Ballina and the port of Waterford from the fourth quarter of the year restoring a long-standing link for the east coast Irish port, according to a report by Tim Casterton in the Multimodal newsletter. ... [+]

Multimodal moved to March 2021

The Multimodal 2020 show and conference has been postponed again, to 23-25 March, 2021, at the Birmingham NEC. The move follows advice from Public Health England and the UK government. The event was originally planned for June 2020 and was then postponed to November 2020, due ... [+]

Gefco wagons roll as car makers get ready to restart

Automotive logistics specialist Gefco has moved 500 tons of key automotive parts from Wuhan, China to France on one of the first block trains to travel from the city since the COVID-19 global crisis. The 41 containers arrived at the Lille Dourges terminal (pictured) in ... [+]

New group to push French rail freight

French rail operators have set up a new alliance, Fret Ferroviaire Français du Futur (4F) to promote the freight industry throughout the country. It aims to double freight on the network by 2030 and medium and long-term plans to this end are now being prepared. Rail ... [+]

Multimodal’s 30Under30 Showcase – in association with FBJ

Multimodal and FBJ’s 30Under30 Showcase gives recognition to those dynamic, hard-working, talented individuals under the age of 30 working in the industry; saluting the next cohort in the business and building on from the successful Next Generation Careers Day at the Multimodal Exhibition. Multimodal & FBJ ... [+]

Rhenus opens Liege office

Rhenus Air & Ocean has opened a new hub at Liège Airport, Belgium. The new hub offers a portfolio of freight forwarding solutions at the fastest-growing cargo airport in Europe. Future plans for the new Rhenus office will include air, ocean and rail routes, while ... [+]

GB Railfreight to take more box wagons

GB Railfreight has signed a new contract to lease 52 more Ecofret2 Intermodal wagons from VTG Rail UK. The operator has already signed deals with the leasing company for 32 similar wagons which will enter service in 2020 and 2021. The wagons allow for more ... [+]

Maersk upgrades ocean-rail route

Maersk Line has increased the frequency of its AE19 Asia/Northern Europe ocean-rail service, from monthly and west-bound only to fortnightly in both directions. It uses a sea leg between Busan to Vostochy with rail for the Vostochy/St Petersburg section and with transit times from 16 ... [+]

People-smuggling continues despite Covid, says TT Club

Enhanced border control measures and travel restrictions during the Covid crisis have only temporarily shifted the focus or means of people smuggling, says insurer the TT Club. It quotes a recent report by the European Migrant Smuggling Centre, part of Europol, which says that smugglers have ... [+]