Europe

16 May 2017
Outdated and poorly maintained rolling stock is causing Russia’s containerized rail system to operate below capacity.
09 May 2017
The company, which launched in 2015 by De Boomgroep, has experienced strong growth in recent months.
09 May 2017
Backhaul cargo volume is rising sharply on the Europe to China rail route, and forwarders are unveiling new services to handle the strong demand.
05 May 2017
The family-owned forwarder said the new Wuhan-Hamburg service would create greater stability for handling worldwide supply chains.
03 May 2017
Deregulating Russian rail transshipment rates would close the gap between ocean and rail pricing.
19 Apr 2017
The digital innovation “will give rise to a new generation of freight trains.”
12 Apr 2017
China-Europe containerized rail has evolved from a niche option with infrequent service and a small network to one attracting suppliers and second-tier companies with more and faster services to a wider array of destinations.
23 Mar 2017
Russian antitrust authorities raided offices and seized documents Wednesday.
13 Mar 2017
The port of Antwerp has gained a new rail service to Germany.
10 Mar 2017
The new services should save shippers cost and transit time compared with ocean shipping.
10 Mar 2017
“Through these alliances, these groups ... could maintain almost unchanged the status quo that existed before the liberalization of the rail freight sector in Spain.”
07 Mar 2017
Revenue dipped 4 percent.
02 Mar 2017
Eurotunnel Group more than doubled its earnings in 2016.
10 Feb 2017
The hike RZD instituted will further increase the price differential between rail and road.
02 Feb 2017
A unified customs clearance system along the New Silk Road from China to Europe can address the major pain points on the route, a World Economic Forum director believes.
19 Jan 2017
Greece has closed on the sale of its state-owned freight and passenger rail company Trainose.
29 Dec 2016
Food shippers have taken a particular interest in using the rail services made possible by the new line at Port Bronka.
21 Dec 2016
Poor service by the Russian rail monopoly RZD is dampening shipper enthusiasm for Asia-Europe rail services.
16 Dec 2016
As ocean freight rates rise and remain unpredictable, Russian shippers are switching tracks and increasingly using rail transport to get goods from China.
17 Nov 2016
VTG’s profit continued to surge into the third quarter on the back of a successful refinancing and synergies from an acquisition.
15 Nov 2016
Shippers have generally welcomed the new approach.
10 Nov 2016
Russian auto and railway carriers will soon adopt a new contracting system meant to provide shippers with long-term pricing certainty and increase infrastructure investment, but some shippers are concerned about the new system.
24 Oct 2016
The fee will further drive up surface transportation costs in Russia, where trucking rates are also set to jump.
06 Oct 2016
The Port of Rotterdam is aiming to expand its reach into the central European hinterland via containerized rail.
The fastest shipments by rail on Asia-Europe take around 15 days, compared with 33 days by ocean and three days by air.
19 Sep 2016
Beneficial cargo owners are steadily increasing volumes on landbridge services as they become more sophisticate.
13 Sep 2016
DB Cargo's second contract to move cargo between Germany and China rail this month underscores the rising popularity of this niche market competing against the dominant Asia-Europe sea route.
BMW's deal with DB Cargo extends an agreement that has been in place since 2010.
01 Sep 2016
DB Cargo and BMW have signed a multi-year contract in another sign of shippers’ attraction to China-Europe containerized rail.
30 Aug 2016
VTG boosted first-half profit the group benefited from lower financing costs and synergies from the acquisition of a rival company.
28 Jul 2016
Deutsche Bahn’s restructuing efforts to restore profitability are beginning to show results.
Rate cuts by the Russian rail monopoly RZD have made trucking uncompetitive with rail on some key routes, boosting the market share of the latter.
27 Jul 2016
Russia’s container trade continues to rebound, sparking an intense competition between truckers and railroads.
06 Jul 2016
The original deadline for binding bids was April 26, but Greece’s privatization agency has pushed it back three times.
01 Jul 2016
Trains are a critical tool that can be used to relieve port congestion, but in Europe they face a number of challenges.
23 Jun 2016
A new containerized cargo transportation firm able to compete with global majors may soon appear in Russia.
01 Jun 2016
Russia is making it easier for shippers to secure spot containerized rail transport.
31 May 2016
A container block train bound for Duisburg in Germany pulled out of the northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi at the weekend, the latest milestone in the development of China-Europe container rail links.