Rail Freight

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

French union calls one-day transport strike

Effects on freight of tomorrow’s national industrial action remain unclear

Japan-Europe intermodal launch from DHL

Global Forwarding business extends its China-Poland rail link across the East China Sea

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

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

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

Thomas Kraus joins Geodis as group marketing director

Former CEO of TNT Express Germany charged with ‘developing a cohesive and differentiating marketing strategy’ for French group

Riaan Blom to head Africa sales for ISS

New Inchcape regional VP was formerly regional manager for Oil & Energy at DHL Global Forwarding

Anders Dommestrup named CEO of Victoria International Container Terminal

Prior to joining ICTSI, he was COO of Modern Terminals in Hong Kong

FTA appoints new CEO

Association promotes internal candidate David Wells to top job

Have Your Say

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done

TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox assesses just how last month’s deliberations by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee will advance the cause of container and unit load safety in the future

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

Higher vessel utilisation of ultra-large containerships will give participants a strong hand, but improving profitability ‘involves much more’, analysts argue

Driver shortages are no surprise

Robert Jervis, director of freight and logistics exhibition Multimodal, says the profession has lost much of the appeal it once had

Pack it in! We mean it.

TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors