Rail

Germany discreetly shelves plans for DB partial privatisation

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New report says ‘conditions currently not right’

Ruscon set to double Vostochniy-Moscow service

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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

Deutsche Bahn strike brings ‘significant disruption’ to rail freight

DB Schenker train schedules reduced by about half

Procter & Gamble boosts cross-Channel intermodal rail

John G Russell contracts Eurotunnel subsidiary Europorte to run five-times weekly service

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

Eurotunnel freight business in good shape in Q3

Buoyant UK economy helps drive 17% increase in through-Tunnel rail volumes and 6% rise in truck shuttle units

DB Schenker rail services returning to normal after strike

But ad-hoc freight trains limited and threat of more industrial action remains

DHL expands China-Europe multimodal rail services

New block train route offers average transit time of 14 days

Bolloré to invest €2 billion in W.Africa rail freight 'loop'

Forwarder declines to comment on ebola virus impact

Advice and Insight

The middle way

Jeff McCorstin, president of freight forwarding for UPS Asia Pacific

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 Lloyd's Loading List.com

People

Norbert Dentressangle appoints group HR director to executive board

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Ludovic Oster will lead the incorporation of the 5,000-strong US company Jacobson, which ND acquired in August

FedEx Express reshuffles Asia Pacific management

Regional head David Cunningham returns to Memphis HQ to become COO

Niek van der Weide joins Cargolux

New EVP for sales and marketing returns to Europe following Qatar Airways role

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

Former head of strategy at online travel leader Priceline, Robert Mylod, joins Freightos board of directors

Have Your Say

Competition implications of 2M and mega-alliances

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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