Rail Freight

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

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

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

Rickmers poaches Oldendorff veteran

Scharffetter to head maritime services from August

Ital Logistics appoints John Bowes to sales team

Former Kuehne + Nagel business development manager joins rapidly expanding UK forwarder

Ceva appoints new COO of air and ocean

Helmut Kaspers has held operational and commercial positions with Kuehne & Nagel, DB Schenker, and Logwin

DHL forwarding chief resigns

Roger Crook, CEO of Global Forwarding, Freight division, steps down ‘for personal reasons’

Norbert Dentressangle appoints new forwarding MD

Loïc Gay to head up the group’s rapidly expanding Air & Sea division

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 1

The UK-mainland Europe haulage market has seen some significant volatility in prices, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Boosting growth through logistics connectivity

CLECAT and FIATA director generals discuss the perils of inefficient logistics which can raise the costs of trading and reduce the potential for global integration

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

Ten tips for reducing your haulage spend

Often unsuspecting shippers have requirements they don’t realise add costs to carriers, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

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

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