Rail

iPort Rail chooses Fargo software

The iPort Rail logistics park in Doncaster is using Fargo’s CYMAN and TOPS solutions for its terminal operations. CYMAN, Fargo’s container and yard management software solution for its terminal operations with a real time EDI interface from TOPS, plans road and rail arrivals and departures, along with back-office functions. Its rating module differentiates lift, storage, job and repair charges by; yard, customer, container type, full or empty as well ... [+]

The fast train from China

Davies Turner has made its weekly rail import LCL service from China more direct. When the service was introduced two years ago, multi country consolidation) containers were carried by rail from Wuhan into Warsaw in Poland, where consignments destined for UK were transshipped to a ... [+]

November fireworks for Le Shuttle

November saw a record for Le Shuttle Freight with 151,107 trucks transported, 8% higher than November 2017. It is the third best month after October 2018 and March 2017, both of which include an additional day. Since 1st January, more than 1.5 million trucks have ... [+]

Kerry launches China-Pakistan express

Kerry Logistics has launched its first rail and road multimodal freight service from Lanzhou, China to Islamabad, Pakistan. The first train departed Lanzhou by block train on 23 October 2018, and travelled 3,300 km to the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Zone in Xinjiang for transfer to trucks ... [+]

Brexit on the Multimodal menu

Brexit will again take centre-stage at next year’s Multimodal event at Birmingham NEC on June 18-20. The challenges, opportunities, and new technological solutions facing businesses across the supply chain will all be discussed at seminars and workshops at the three-day event. Other topics including the growing ... [+]

DP World opens Rwanda hub

DP World and the government of Rwanda have set up a logistics hub 20 kilometers from the capital city Kigali, close to the international airport. It is the first ever inland dry port developed by DP World in East Africa. It is a secure, bonded ... [+]

Russell to head Rail Freight Group

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has elected Russell Logistics director Ken Russell (pictured) as its new chair following the retirement of Tony Berkeley on 7 November. Ken Russell has been a long-standing supporter of the RFG, both on the board since 2015 and as a ... [+]

VIIA adds Turin-Calais route

French Railways’ VIIA arm has added a second rail motorway service into Calais, from Turin. The new route, which runs twice a day from the Italian city’s Orbassano terminal, complements the existing twice-daily route from Le Boulou on the French-Spanish border, to Calais, inaugurated in ... [+]

Felixstowe rail upgrade on track

Network Rail says it is “a matter of months” from completing the Felixstowe capacity enhancement scheme. Engineers have installed 2,300 sleepers along with ballast, the stones that form the track bed, ready for the start of the installation of 1.4km track in the coming months. ... [+]

Belt & Road is a Chinese affair says new report

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or New Silk Road to develop trade between Europe, Asia and Africa is a massive undertaking but there is little chance of companies outside the country getting a look in, says a new report by logistics firm Militzer & ... [+]