The Rhine-Alpine Gateway is one of Europe’s most important rail routes connecting the Mediterranean ports with the economic heartland of Central Europe, handling half of the trade between northern Europe and Italy via Switzerland.
16 Jul 2018
Asia-Europe shippers are looking more at southern European ports as intermodal bottlenecks slow container delivery through some of the big North Europe gateways.
14 Feb 2018
The key north-south rail link is flowing again, after the section between Milan and Basel had been closed for two weeks, but challenges remain, as terminals work to clear a huge container backlog.
08 Feb 2018
Chinese shippers of fresh produce to Russia may soon have a cheaper option for transporting products to the Moscow markets as rail freight enters the picture.
06 Feb 2018
The improving economies of Central Asia are pushing up demand for rail freight across Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
21 Dec 2017
The rails' inability to increase their market share over road could threaten public funding of the sector.
06 Dec 2017
Transcontainer has dominated the Asia Pacific-to-Russia rail cargo route for the past several years, but a new logistics provider could inject competitive forces into this transport segment.
04 Dec 2017
The growth of rail volume on the China-Europe rail routes has been rapid in the past year, but limitations on the trade route are being exposed.
29 Nov 2017
European shippers can realize inventory cost and transit times savings via Mediterranean routings.
14 Nov 2017
Improved performance is crucial for Europe rail to encourage more customers to switch from road transport, and new EU rules on coordinating infrastructure will help rail reliability.
09 Nov 2017
The deal would complement MSC’s ZAO Container Terminal in Russia’s busiest port of St. Petersburg.
26 Oct 2017
A shortage of rail cars has caused Russian rail rates to surge.
06 Oct 2017
RZD hopes the reductions will make rail more attractive to shippers who overwhelmingly rely on trucking despite its higher costs.
15 Sep 2017
The sudden closure of the Rhine Valley Alpine rail track in southwest Germany could not have come at a worse time for Europe’s rail freight industry.
14 Sep 2017
Shippers will greet news that the key European rail corridor will open five days early with some relief, but they will still have to struggle for alternatives until early October.
14 Sep 2017
The China-Europe rail route is gaining in popularity among shippers, but even with its rapid growth, the weekly capacity overland is just 2 percent of that offered by ocean.
05 Sep 2017
Rail traffic between Italy and Germany is expected to rise sharply in September, which is not good news with the crucial Alpine route shut down until Oct. 7.
31 Aug 2017
The effects of a weak start to the year for Kerry Logistics were reversed by a strong second quarter and the Hong Kong-based company is expecting a positive full-year result.
25 Aug 2017
Backup routes used to get around the shut down Rhine Valley rail link are proving costly for shippers.
23 Aug 2017
The two month shutdown of a key rail corridor in Northern Europe is adding almost one-third to the transportation costs from the Mediterranean to Germany.
18 Aug 2017
Diversion routes in Germany are also out of service because of engineering work, threatening further delays at Europe’s top container port.
17 Aug 2017
The dispute focuses on efforts to modernize the Trans-Siberian Railway.
09 Aug 2017
The growing popularity of shipping containers by rail from China to Europe is leading to delays as increasing cargo volume begins to overpower European terminals.
21 Jul 2017
The trend has been underway in earnest for some time.
13 Jul 2017
China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.
05 Jul 2017
DB Logistics said it plans to operate five services a week carrying up to 200 cars by the end of the year.
05 Jul 2017
The acquisition of Paris-based NACCO, Europe’s fourth-largest rail rental group, will boost Hamburg-based VTG’s fleet by 14,000 rail wagons.
29 Jun 2017
Forwarders continue to pile into the China-Europe rail network, offering new multimodal services.
26 Jun 2017
Ceva initiated its China-Europe rail operation with a service from Suzhou in 2010.
16 Jun 2017
The new track will also help raise rail’s share of hinterland container traffic.
14 Jun 2017
Shippers believe the deal has the potential to lower the cost of rail shipping.
25 May 2017
Shippers are pessimistic that the situation will improve any time soon.
22 May 2017
Nippon Express wants to capitalize on the growing demand for such services.
18 May 2017
RZD is introducing new rail services between China and Europe via Mongolia.
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.
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