Rail Freight

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

German train drivers strike again

Deutsche Bahn’s freight services expected to be affected from today

German rail freight strike ‘limited to one in three trains’

DB Schenker expects impact to be less than previously expected, with ‘time-critical’ trains given priority

Fresh strike action at DB hits German rail freight

Six-day strike began yesterday, with capacity down by 70% today at DB Schenker Rail

Rail increasingly moving FMCGs in UK

But more work needed to wean customers off road transport and ‘green’ the supply chain, Multimodal panel concludes

Truck shuttle record for Eurotunnel

Cross-channel lorry volumes rise 8% in first quarter

Rail freight disrupted by German strike

DB Schenker Rail expects to operate half normal schedule during three-day protest by train drivers

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

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

Management merry-go-round continues at DGF

DHL Global Forwarding’s former EMEA chief Thomas Nieszner returns, as Rajeev Singh-Molares moves on

IJS Global appoints new Emea ocean freight director in European expansion

Freight forwarder opens new branches in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Crane Worldwide hires new VP of global sales

Former Seko, EGL, and Ceva senior executive Terry Unrein ‘comes home’, bringing decades of experience to role

Swiss appoints new head of cargo

Current global sales manager Ashwin Bhat to succeed Oliver Evans from 1 October

Have Your Say

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

Death, taxes and multi-country customs compliance…

Kewill’s Andreas Giger says appropriate planning and investments in the right technology and infrastructure will ensure smoother operations and lower risk