Rail Freight

DHL has big hopes for Asia-Europe rail

Global Forwarding division expects its east-west intermodal traffic to double or triple over the next five years as shippers see the price and speed advantages and the cargo types and origin points diversify

Eurotunnel reports incident-free period for traffic

Improved security proving successful as freight shuttle operator gears up for peak period, but tighter French border controls following Paris attacks could slow freight traffic flows

Bolloré eyes stock market float for African rail freight 'loop'

Ambitious project to link Burkina Faso and Niger with ports of Abijan and Lomé requires investment of €2bn-€2.5bn

Chinese rail freight falls 15% in September

Volume of goods carried by country’s railways in the first nine months was down 11.4%, year on year

Calais inaugurates ‘rail motorway’ terminal

Twice-daily shuttle for unaccompanied road trailers will connect Channel port with Pyrenees intermodal terminal in 22 hours from January

Gefco eyes expanding Asia-Europe rail freight

Chairman of Russian-owned logistics firm says there is a ‘strong dynamic’ to further develop east-west intermodal services from China via Russia

‘More safeguards needed’ for fair UK intermodal competition

DB Schenker Rail UK says assurances from Freightliner are insufficient and calls for better access to container rail freight markets at key ports

M&M launches new China-Europe LCL intermodal option

Swiss forwarder Militzer & Münch using rail freight for groupage containers from Ningbo and Yiwu to Duisburg

Rail freight interface to link Turkey with Paris

Intermodal service connects weekly Izmir-Sète ro-ro service with French capital and beyond

Another death at Eurotunnel freight terminal

Last night’s fatality thought to be the tenth since June in or around the Channel Tunnel’s entrance in Calais

UK halts upgrade of F2N rail freight corridor

Disappointment for cargo customers after Network Rail shelves improvement to Felixstowe-Nuneaton line because of rising costs

Channel Tunnel ‘massively underused for rail freight’

Unaffordable infrastructure charges holding back ‘fantastic potential’ for UK international services, FTA claims

Eurotunnel lifts suspension of long-distance freight trains to UK

FTA had warned trade would suffer if services were not resumed rapidly

Security weak spot sees Eurotunnel suspend international freight train services

Increasing incidence of migrants entering Channel Tunnel site via SNCF marshalling yard

Security tighter at Eurotunnel freight terminal but weak spot remains

Migrants change 'tactics' and target entry from adjoining SNCF marshalling yard for long-distance freight trains

Advice & Insight

Amtrak report addresses Chicago's chronic freight train gridlock

Report reveals shippers are spending millions of dollars a week to carry extra inventory to compensate for shipping delays caused by Chicago rail congestion

DB Schenker Rail UK adds more services from London Gateway

DB Schenker Rail UK has increased its services from London Gateway to run five days a week.

The middle way

Rail is now a serious Asia-Europe option as margin pressures push some high-tech shippers away from air freight, says Jeff McCorstin

Freight to the forefront at Eurotunnel

Outlook rosy for rail freight and truck traffic

Q&A: Signs of a recovering UK economy

Lloyds Loading List.com spoke to Neil McDonald, head of sales, DB Schenker Rail UK, about the company's performance last year and the outlook for its future development

Freight People

BIFA’s Steve Parker becomes new president of CLECAT

DHL Global Forwarding’s head of customs and brokerage in Europe has over 35 years of experience in freight forwarding and logistics

Oliver Evans joins freight drone pioneer Matternet

Former cargo chief of Swiss International Air Lines becomes head of global business development within technology firm

IAG’s Steve Gunning to leave cargo in April

Airline group’s cargo head will become chief financial officer at British Airways

Kerry Logistics appoints Thomas Blank new Europe MD

Former Panalpina, UTi, Geodis, and Agility senior executive to head Asian 3PL’s European presence

Alain Chimène to head Ziegler’s Air & Sea division

Belgian group recruits former Geodis VP to lead forwarding business in new MD role

Have Your Say

The ACE race gets underway – for real

Freight software specialist Kewill says companies need to start transitioning now ahead of US Customs’ 28 February Automated Commercial Environment mandatory deadline

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 3

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips believes continuing restricted capacity, cross-Channel disruption concerns, and growing pressure of volumes towards Christmas will probably lead to further rate increases in the next two months

Minimising the risks of dangerous goods

In Part Two of his examination of the lessons to be learned from the recent tragedy in Tianjin, TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox suggests some practices and protocols for minimising the risk of such incidents reoccurring

Move your TMS ‘Back to the Future’

Kewill’s Evan Puzey says it is time for logistics and supply chain companies to ditch legacy transport management systems

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox highlights the crucial importance of declaring and handling dangerous goods correctly