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FELB Workshop in Duisburg – opening new perspectives

On Wednesday the 27th of April, FELB in cooperation with Duisport successfully conducted the first Europe-wide workshop in Duisburg. The topic of the workshop was the new East World Express product – an eastbound service from Duisburg to Russia, Central Asian countries, China, Japan and South... 2016-05-04

Tram bowling in Berlin

It brings a whole new meaning to the word strike in public transport. Over the weekend, 27 teams from 17 different countries competed to be crowned Europe’s top tram drivers, reports Global Rail News. Drivers competed across five different events, including tram bowling, to decide which... 2016-04-27

Ways to balance crushed stone production and consumption to be discussed at 27 May conf

Round table dedicated to the opportunities of Russia’s crushed stone producers, competitive performance and ways to balance crushed stone production and consumption on the year-round basis will be held on 27 May in the framework of the 3rd international conference “Russia’s... 2016-04-25

Russia’s leading crushed stone producer to speak about narrow fractions output technologies on 26-27 May

Dmitry Korotkov, director of “Donskoy Kamen” (Russia’s leading crushed stone producer) will highlight peculiarities of the production of narrow fractions of crushed stone inline with Russia’s state regulations. The presentation will be held in the framework of the 3rd... 2016-04-25

Modern container shipping to celebrate its 60th anniversary on April 26

Modern container shipping will be celebrating its 60th anniversary on April 26 after the maiden voyage of the first containership loaded with 58 shipping containers which commenced on April 26, 1956, TASS reports. The idea of using some type of shipping container was not completely novel. Boxes... 2016-04-21

UK train operator takes legal action against union over 12-car train boycott

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is seeking an injunction from the High Court to enable it to introduce new 12-car trains into service following a boycott by its drivers, reports Global Rail News. GTR said the ASLEF drivers union had instructed its members not to drive the first two services that... 2016-04-20

Russian Railways and FS Italiane in the race to acquire Greece’s TRAINOSE S.A

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has announced that three investment groups expressed their initial interest for the sale of 100% stake of TRAINOSE S.A, reports Think Railways. The investment groups are:• Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.• Russian Railways•... 2016-04-20

EC requests new restructuring plan for Croatia’s HZ Cargo

The European Commission (EC) has rejected last week the restructuring plan of HZ Cargo, Croatia’s state-owned rail freight operator, reports the Vecernji list publication. The representatives of DG Competition held a meeting with the Croatian Minister of Maritime Affairs,... 2016-04-20

The deadly series of earthquakes in Japan are putting a new spotlight on the tight production supply chains

The deadly series of earthquakes in Japan are putting a new spotlight on the tight production supply chains at Japanese companies, particularly the operations at Toyota Motor Corp. The car maker shut 26 assembly lines nationwide this week due to production halts by a supplier,... 2016-04-19

The contract deadlock between the union representing United Parcel Service Inc. pilots

The contract deadlock between the union representing United Parcel Service Inc. pilots and the delivery giant is getting more serious. The Independent Pilots Association says they think they’re nearing an impasse in negotiations that have gone on for nearly five years and that a... 2016-04-19

The effort to find out about the last moments of the El Faro is back underway

The effort to find out about the last moments of the El Faro is back underway.Federal investigators resumed the search Monday for the black box belonging to the cargo ship that sank last October after sailing into Hurricane Joaquin, WSJ Logistics Report’s Robbie Whelan writes. The voyage... 2016-04-19

UK sets up transport apprenticeship taskforce

The UK government has established the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) to address the ongoing skills challenge facing the sector, reports Global Rail News. The taskforce aims to bring together employers to develop initiatives which will enable the government to achieve its... 2016-04-18

Luton airport planning 24-hour light rail link

London Luton Airport (LLA) has revealed plans to open a new 24-hour people mover system between the airport terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station by 2020, reports Global Rail News. The airport plans to construct people mover system similar to those used at Birmingham Airport and... 2016-04-18

The “appification” of shopping is underway

The “appification” of shopping is underway, and it’s a big reason that companies are changing the way they ship. As consumers spend more of their days glued to smartphones, retailers are getting savvier with apps that ease browsing, offer rewards, suggest the right... 2016-04-15

The coal mining industry in the U.S. is fraying

The coal mining industry in the U.S. is fraying, leaving suppliers scrambling to protect their own finances. Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal company, isworking under chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest and biggest coal producer to succumb to what the company calls... 2016-04-15

Delphi Automotive PLC will return to rebuilding its role

Delphi Automotive PLC will return to rebuilding its role as one of the world’s major car parts suppliers after getting a big win at the Internal Revenue Service. An IRS decision that Delphi, which operates in Michigan but established itself as a British company under a tax... 2016-04-15

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan form a new railway consortium to increase cargo transportation

 Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan form a new railway consortium in order to increase of cargo transportation, reports ABC.az. CJSC Azerbaijani Railways (ADY) reports that ADY chair Javid Gurbanov and Kazakhstan Railways’ chair Askar Mamin have held talks today. "Within their framework the... 2016-04-13

Tata Steel finds buyer for long products business

Tata Steel has agreed to sell its Long Products Europe business to investment firm Greybull Capital, reports Global Rail News. The sale includes Tata’s Scunthorpe steelworks, two mills in Teeside, a workshop in Workington, the company’s design consultancy in York, the Hayange Rail... 2016-04-12

Canadian Pacific terminates efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced in a statement that it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp., saying it sees no "no clear path to a friendly merger at this time", TASS reports. With the announcement CP withdrew the resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in favour... 2016-04-12

Canadian Pacific terminates efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced in a statement that it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp., saying it sees no "no clear path to a friendly merger at this time", TASS reports. With the announcement CP withdrew the resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in favour... 2016-04-12