Rail Freight

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

FTA slams Channel Tunnel night-closure plan

Proposal by UK ministers to combat migrant incursions would have a massive impact on imports and exports, Freight Transport Association insists

Go-ahead for Scotland's biggest international rail freight park

Mossend intermodal terminal expansion will provide 66% more capacity, plus new adjoining distribution facilities set to enable more businesses to shift long-distance freight from road to rail

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

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

DGF appoints sub-Saharan Africa CEO

Daniella de Pauw returns to lead DHL Global Forwarding’s growth in the region

C.H. Robinson expands international focus

US logistics firm adds two positions to its global forwarding management team to boost Asia-Europe trades

Cargo 2000 unveils new boss

Former Polar Air Cargo and Saudi Airlines Cargo executive Ariaen Zimmerman to lead new-look organisation

Geodis appoints two new project forwarding regional heads

Michael Doerpinghaus becomes director for south east Asia Pacific as Igor Muñiz moves to Europe role

UTi announces two senior forwarding appointments

US 3PL names new global leaders of freight forwarding sales and air freight product management

Have Your Say

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

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

Clock is ticking on air freight messaging change

Freight forwarders and cargo handlers have been slow to switch to Cargo-XML despite the opportunity to streamline processes and cut costs, writes Kewill’s Andreas Giger

Export growth still encouraging for UK SMEs

Dachser UK managing director Nick Lowe sees significant potential for further expansion, which logistics providers and infrastructure planners must respond to

Calais – a freight transport insurance perspective

As the political and humanitarian situation in Calais continues to unfold, specialist freight transport insurer TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox provides a perspective on the implications for the freight and haulage industry

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