Rail Freight

MSC Rail acquires CP Carga following privatisation tender

Portuguese railfreight operator staged solid recovery last year

Massive incursion attempts at Channel Tunnel, one migrant dead

More havoc wreaked on Eurotunnel services as fixed link operator calls for 'constructive and appropriate response from the governments'

DB Schenker Logistics to be partially privatised

Move designed to boost strategic development and finance further growth

UPS adds LCL option to China-Europe rail service

Less-than-container-load added to FCL solution launched on Zhengzhou to Hamburg route last June

Schenker and Kuehne + Nagel colluded in rail freight cartel

Two forwarders and Austrian railway subsidiary Express Interfracht breached competition rules for nearly eight years on European blocktrain services, EC says, issuing €49m in fines

Spain-Calais freight shuttle to launch in January

'Rail motorway' for unaccompanied road trailers will link Channel port with Le Boulou, near French Pyrenees

Eurotunnel services disrupted again following further migrant fatality

Latest interruption to freight shuttle services prompts renewed calls for ‘an effective and lasting solution’

Teesport-Scotland weekday intermodal link to open next month

DB Schenker Rail UK teams up with PD Ports in ‘first of its kind’ partnership

‘Heat’ derails UK freight train

Eight wagons derailed from a DB Schenker train yesterday as temperatures soar above 35 Celsius

Kazakhstan deal boosts DHL’s Asia-Europe intermodal services

Agreement on ‘Southern Silk Road’ designed to boost rail connectivity and trade between China, Kazakhstan, the CIS, and Europe

Migrant dies at Eurotunnel’s French terminal

Man accidentally killed trying to board a moving freight train, adding to troubled week for cross-Channel freight operators

DB Schenker Rail UK cuts 234 jobs

Country’s largest rail freight operator responds to falling coal volumes as it increases focus on intermodal, automotive and construction

DHL expands China-Europe rail services

New 17-day service links Zhengzhou to Hamburg twice weekly, adding to Suzhou and Chengdu multimodal options

Shippers ‘need clarity on rail freight performance’

Freight Transport Association says it is working with members to identify implications of ‘good’ operational levels for their supply chains

Fret SNCF challenged over unfair competition concerns

Regulator suspects French rail freight business has received illegal support from parent company

Advice & Insight

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

MEXICO FOCUS: Making tracks

Kansas City Southern de Mexico is the only rail operator providing an artery from Mexico's main ports to the US, it tells <i>Lloyd's Loading List.com</i>

Freight People

AMI promotes French to VP Africa

Manager has spent over 30 years in the freight industry, holding a variety of senior posts for leading forwarders

Thewes to take the helm at DB Schenker Logistics

Appointee currently heads company's activities in Asia/Pacific region

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

Davies Turner names new senior management

Family connection continues, with Edward and Emily Stephenson promoted to director roles

AA Cargo appoints sales manager for SAMEA region

Richard Hartmann takes newly created position for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, with remit to extend airline’s reach to more forwarders

Have Your Say

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 2

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips expects UK international road freight prices to rise in the coming months, due to the impact of the migrant crisis and seasonal demand increases

Russia: Clear understanding of freight insurance is vital

Panditrans’ Alexander Petrenko outlines the crucial differences between liability and cargo cover in this sometimes-confusing market

Nepal: Back on the road

After flying to Nepal several weeks ago to cover the immediate aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Lloyd’s Loading List.com journalist Mike King returned to the struggling Himalayan country again this month

An open letter from the World Food Programme

Agency seeks to encourage others to continue their efforts to support humanitarian actions as part of their daily work