Ferrymasters adds Romania-Poland link

P&O Ferrymasters has launched a new intermodal service between Oradea in Romania and Lodz in Poland. It follows the introduction of services between Oradea and Zeebrugge and Piacenza. The 48-hour service will initially offer two departures each way per week, increasing to three by mid-2020. The service will at first use containers with a maximum payload of 24 tonnes, but swap bodies will be introduced if there is enough demand. Dangerous ... [+]

Trial trains to run from London Gateway to the City

Rail operator Orion is to run a trial freight service from London Gateway to London Liverpool Street station next year, according to a report in Rail magazine. The train, which are expected to operate in April or May next year, will use Class 769 bi-mode ... [+]

German firm offers solution to piggyback rail conundrum

German rail operator TX Logistik (TXL) has demonstrated a new system that would allow normal road trailers to be lifted on and off piggyback rail wagons without additional strengthening. It demonstrated the NiKRASA transhipment system to customers at Oredea in Romania, saying that it was ... [+]

Government announces winners of port funding pot

A total of 16 ports in England will receive a share of a £10 million fund pot to help their preparations for Brexit, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on 26 September. Successful bidders in the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition,  which offers ports up ... [+]

No more slow boat to China

Austrian-based forwarder cargo-partner has introduced a rail-sea solution from Chongqing to Qinzhou Port. It covers 16 provinces in China’s western and central regions and reaches all major production areas in the country’s hinterland. It is up to twice as fast as barge transport and  around ... [+]

Antwerp helps put Ostrava on the rails

Antwerp Port Authority, along with local governments and the rail operator are to develop a new container terminal at the Mosnov industrial zone, near Ostrava in the Czech A new spur will be added to the Studénka-Veřovice line which is expected to help move a ... [+]

Ports firm scoops rail prize

PD Ports won Business of the Year at the Rail Freight Group’s (RFG) annual awards ceremony on 12 September. The judges praised its outstanding commitment to its customers and to the wider local community in the North East and were particularly impressed by PD Ports’ ... [+]

First birthday for iPort Rail

The iPort Rail inland port has celebrated its first anniversary. The 30-acre facility started operations with a GB Railfreight service to and from Southampton in 2018; links to Felixstowe and two services from Teesport were added in 2019. More services are likely to be announced ... [+]

Rails to the Rhine

CMA CGM Group has launched a Rhine Valley Rail service linking the port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland. Six departures per week will run to inland hubs at Dortmund, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen, operated in cooperation with TFG with a first train departure on 18 ... [+]

P&O confirms Calais to Tilbury service

P&O Ferries has confirmed that it will launch a new freight service in September between Calais and Tilbury – the first regular route from the French port to a destination other than Dover for many years. It has chartered the Caroline Russ which will operate two sailings ... [+]