Rail Freight

First freight trains enter service in UAE

JV with DB Schenker oversees trials of bulk chemicals route

Freightliner sold to US rail group

Synergies in Europe and Australia, but ‘no impact on operations’ as UK intermodal operator becomes foundation for G&W’s European region

Eurotunnel orders three new freight shuttles to meet growing demand

Cross-Channel operator prepares to increase capacity by 20% and run up to eight departures per hour by 2020

France to pay €60m compensation for SNCF holocaust role

Rail firm’s US ambitions had been adversely affected by alleged refusal to assume responsibility for transport of Jews to concentration camps between 1942 and 1944

WACO expands with new Mexico member

Universal Cargo becomes 99th member of global freight management network

Cold weather boosting temperature-controlled China-Europe rail service

DHL reports growing demand as winter hits central Asia

Germany discreetly shelves plans for DB partial privatisation

New report says ‘conditions currently not right’

Ruscon set to double Vostochniy-Moscow service

Intermodal route from Russian Pacific proving popular with shippers from China and south-east Asia

Appeal court reduces SNCF rail freight fine

But majority of anti-competition charges against operator upheld

Deutsche Bahn strike ends earlier than expected

Rail freight services expected to return to normal tomorrow

German intermodal freight ‘unaffected’ by DB strike

Terminal and logistics operators say private rail freight firms keeping traffic moving

Procter & Gamble boosts cross-Channel intermodal rail

John G Russell contracts Eurotunnel subsidiary Europorte to run five-times weekly service

Deutsche Bahn strike brings ‘significant disruption’ to rail freight

DB Schenker train schedules reduced by about half

Rail freight ‘barely affected’ by French strike

Fret SNCF operating near-normal schedule

Calais intermodal terminal to offer ‘rail motorway’ service

UK trailer traffic targeted for link to Leipzig and in the longer term to Russia and China

Advice & Insight

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>

On track for the Gateway

Carsten Hinne, MD of DB Schenker Rail UK, keeps <i>Lloyd’sLoadingList.com </i> up to date on preparations for the first rail freight services into London Gateway

Freight People

DHL Global Forwarding names new Singapore MD

Stephen Ly was previously Philippines MD and headed customs brokerage in Asia Pacific and Africa

Geodis Wilson names new EMEA VP

Matthias Hansen has been interim regional VP for the last few months and now replaces Alain Chimene on a permanent basis

DGF appoints New Zealand country manager

Michael Dhu takes on new role for DHL Global Forwarding

Geodis India appoints new national sales manager

Martijn Tasma takes responsibility for sales and market development of group’s freight forwarding and logistics business in the country

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

Addition of Maximilian Harmstorf marks end of HHL’s restructuring to a regional system

Have Your Say

The sales performance gap

Smaller freight forwarders will continue to be outgunned by their larger competitors until they learn how to think and act differently, claims Paul Kelly

Building for the future

Vital logistics infrastructure projects will only go ahead if local residents get a share of the benefits, argues Multimodal’s Rob Jervis

Fuel surcharges – a level playing field?

The price of jet fuel and crude are closely linked, and jet fuel costs have also dropped sharply, falling by 45% between Jul-14 and Jan-15. However, fuel surcharges have hardly moved, says Andy Cliff, managing director of Straightforward Consultancy Ltd

Can the cloud solve your freight forwarding challenges?

Gerry Daalhuisen, from transport software specialist Kewill, outlines some of the issues and potential benefits

Eight surprising customs rules

From exporting edible insects to baby formula, FedEx managing director of Global Trade Services, Harald Schoenfelder, reveals some little-known customs rules that could easily catch cargo shippers off guard