Rail

French rail freight service requires 14 tunnels to be ‘shaved’

Freight train through tunnel

Project criticised, although SNCF source claims costs are exaggerated

Marseille to get €60 million intermodal boost

Marseille

Port authority creates company to build and run a new combined road-rail terminal

FTA welcomes go-ahead for UK rail freight terminal

Long-awaited Radlett approval ‘good news for shippers’, but new London river crossing decision now urgent

Rail upgrade to boost Marseilles Fos’ intermodal connections

Naviland Cargo ups service from three to five weekly between port and Strasbourg

Cross-channel freight delays set to ease

Long wait at ports and Eurotunnel expected to reduce from this afternoon following re-opening of second tunnel

Allport launches Europe-Turkey rail option

Forwarder claims seven-day transit matches road for speed, with 10% cost saving and security benefits

OPERATIONS UPDATE: Eurotunnel reporting freight delays on cross-channel crossings

Power failure causing disruption to trucks between UK and France

Ningbo intermodal volumes up 20%

Chinese port now modelling itself as the sea-rail hub for central regions of China

Sogaris unveils ‘combi’ freight train plan for central Paris

Shippers and forwarders welcome intermodal link to urban logistics hub

Intermodal freight returning to normal as SNCF strike peters out

Business as usual ‘not far off now’, predicts France’s combined-transport trade body GNTC

‘Depressed’ rates picking up for European intermodal operators

Combined road-rail transport market forecast to grow 5-6% this year

French shippers re-think logistics as rail strike continues

Freight at standstill as Fret SNCF industrial action enters sixth day

Intermodal boost for Scandinavia’s biggest box terminal

APM Terminals Gothenburg to increase rail capacity by 50% from this autumn

First trains run on new UK freight line

Doncaster North Chord rail spur opens to relieve crowded East Coast Main Line

Gefco launches China- Europe rail freight service

Lead-time savings of over 50% says operator

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

Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Matthew Marriott

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retires from the trade association in August

British Shippers’ Council confirms new appointments

New chair is Gillian Scott from John Lewis, while vice-chair is Barry Wallace from Marks and Spencer

CEVA appoints new COO for contract logistics

Former shipper Brett Bissell promoted from Latin America role

Have Your Say

The long, slow price quote

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

A unique logistic proposition?

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs