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  • Godstrafikk [SE] ”Sandahls satsar stort och rekryterar 30 lokförare!”

    [SE] ”Sandahls satsar stort och rekryterar 30 lokförare!”

    Är du lokförare och vill arbeta i ett företag som har bestämt sig för att leda utvecklingen mot fossilfria dörr-dörr-transporter?


    På Sandahlsbolagen Sweden AB har vi nämligen bestämt oss. Vi ska redan 2025 möta 2030 års legala krav vad gäller transporters påverkan på miljö och klimat. Fem år senare (2030) ska vi möta 2045 års krav. En viktig del är det nät av kombitåg mellan södra och norra Sverige som vi opererat sedan 2012. Nu ska vi köra tågen i egen regi....
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  • Godstrafikk [LT] [BY] Latvia terminates rail contract with Belarus for military goods

    [LT] [BY] Latvia terminates rail contract with Belarus for military goods

    Latvia has suspended rail transport of military cargo from Belarus to its seaports. This was reported by the Lithuanian news website Delfi. The rail contract with Belarus does no longer comply with the legal norms of the EU and NATO of which Latvia is a member, the Ministry of Transport noted.

    The rail contract between Latvia and Belarus allowed for the direct rail transportation of military cargo from Belarus to third countries through Latvian ports. It was signed back in January 1994,...
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  • Godstrafikk [DK] DFDS acquires rail operator and launches new rail business unit

    [DK] DFDS acquires rail operator and launches new rail business unit

    The Danish international logistics company DFDS acquired the German rail operator primeRail. The two parties signed the acquisition agreement last week after two years of cooperation. “This is the starting point of the new DFDS business unit rail”, said the Danish company, which aims to expand its rail offerings.

    The two companies have been in close cooperation since 2020 when DFDS launched its “Intermodal Transport Competence Centre” in Cologne. Together with primeRail, DFDS utilised...
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  • [NO] New tracks at Norwegian port of Larvik enable massive modal shift

    A new set of tracks put the port of Larvik in `Norway back on the railway map. The port hasn’t been active in rail operations since 2012. However, increased customer demand pushed the authorities to a pretty significant track reconstruction investment, and now customers reap the fruits of the modal shift.

    The new railway tracks will benefit the timber and wood chip industry at large. “Wood chips from Bergene Holm in Amundrød near Larvik will run on rails to Norske Skog Saugbrugs...
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  • Dual mode lokomotiver [GB] Dual-fuel Class 66 tested

    [GB] Dual-fuel Class 66 tested

    A Freightliner EMD Class 66 locomotive has been modified to test the diesel engine’s ability to use biomethane or hydrogen dual-fuelling as a potential path to lowering carbon emissions from rail freight.

    The tests used precision injection technology from Clear Air Power. This had previously been used on road vehicles including Volvo lorries, but the manufacturer said the latest project was a first for the rail sector.

    Static load bank testing was undertaken at Freightliner’s...
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  • Bane og anlegg [NO] Norconsult prosjekterer viktig E18-utbygging

    [NO] Norconsult prosjekterer viktig E18-utbygging

    Norconsult skal prosjektere når Skanska skal bygge E103 Strand – Ramstadsletta på E18 Vestkorridoren. Hele entreprisen har en estimert verdi på 2,9 milliarder kroner.

    I begynnelsen av mai signerte Skanska Norge og Statens vegvesen en kontrakt som omfatter prosjektering og bygging av strekningen E18 Strand – Ramstadsletta.

    Kontrakten, som har en estimert verdi på rundt 2,9 milliarder kroner, heter offisielt Entreprise E103 Strand - Ramstadsletta og er en av hovedentreprisene...
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  • Godstrafikk [NO]Jotun kjører elektrisk

    [NO]Jotun kjører elektrisk

    Som global aktør har Jotun fokus på logistikk en viktig del av produktets reise fra lager og ut til sluttbruker. Schenker har i en årrekke vært logistikkleverandør for Jotun, og fokus på å utvikle bærekraftige løsninger er høyt på dagsorden. Nå kan selskapene realisere en ny miljøvennlig rute i Sandefjord.

    Schenker har vært en driver innen bærekraftig transport i Norge, og har allerede en større elektrisk lastebilpark som betjener flere norske byer. Nå er det på tide å sette Sandefjord...
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  • Godstrafikk New China - Caspian Sea - Europe rail freight service launched

    New China - Caspian Sea - Europe rail freight service launched

    THE first full-length container train organised by Nurminen Logistics, Finland, departed on May 10 from Chongqing, China to Central Europe. The train is routed from China via Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and across the Black Sea to Romania.

    Nurminen Logistics says it planned the new route from scratch in two months together with Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ). The Trans-Caspian route, which combines rail and sea transport, is approximately three times faster than sea...
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  • Godstrafikk [SE]Lägre hastigheter minskar stressen för chaufförerna

    [SE]Lägre hastigheter minskar stressen för chaufförerna

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  • Godstrafikk 800 lastebiler forsvinner fra Larvik, Oslo og Halden

    800 lastebiler forsvinner fra Larvik, Oslo og Halden

    Fredag 13. mai åpner jernbanespor på Larvik Havn, og 800 lastebiler forsvinner fra veiene mellom Larvik og Halden.

    Ett godstog tilsvarer 30 lastebiler, så med ett ekstra tog i uken forsvinner hundrevis av lastebiler på strekningen Larvik – Oslo – Halden. Når Norske Skog nå flytter flis og tømmer over fra vei til jernbane, betyr det at det blir mindre eksos, mindre utslipp, mindre svevestøv, mindre mikroplast og tryggere på veiene.Flis fra Bergene Holm i Amundrød nær Larvik...
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  • Infrastruktur [CH] Switzerland reaches out to France for North-South rail bypass

    [CH] Switzerland reaches out to France for North-South rail bypass

    Political support for companies operating in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor is on the way. The Swiss government considers supporting financially the electrification of the Wörth-Strasbourg line crossing through France. The aim is to create a long-term viable alternative to the frequently disrupted Rhine-Alpine route.

    After some pressure from the Swiss transport sector, the Swiss parliament decided to instruct “the Federal Council to enter into negotiations with France to electrify the...
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  • Infrastruktur [SE] Freight train derailment in Sweden leads to 7-day line closure

    [SE] Freight train derailment in Sweden leads to 7-day line closure

    A freight train derailed in Trelleborg’s rail freight terminal in Sweden. The derailment occurred under unknown circumstances but destroyed substantial parts of the rail track. Rail traffic to and from Trelleborg is impossible, with the Swedish Transport Administration company Trafikverket estimating that the standstill could stop on 17 May.

    The derailment occurred on Tuesday, 10 May, in the morning. The incident took place on a switch while the train was leaving the terminal. The switch...
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  • Godstrafikk [AT] [UA] First export grain train arrives in Austria from Ukraine

    [AT] [UA] First export grain train arrives in Austria from Ukraine

    The first train containing exported grains from Ukraine travelled directly to Austria, arriving on 6 May. ÖBB Rail Cargo Group, responsible for the service, has already been transporting grain between Ukraine and the EU since the war started. However, this is the first train dedicated to the Austrian market.

    RCG will deploy two monthly trains to export agricultural produce from Ukraine to Austria in the near future. “We are establishing a Green Corridor”, commented Austrian Minister...
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  • Godstrafikk [EU] Record diesel prices hit rail margins

    [EU] Record diesel prices hit rail margins

    As diesel prices hit new record highs in May, rail freight operators face new challenges in balancing fuel costs.
    With global diesel supplies tightening in the wake of the Ukraine war, prices have risen sharply in 2022, with the cost per litre hitting new record highs. The decision by European countries to sanction Russian oil is also set to add further pressure heading into the second half of the year.

    In announcing the ban, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen...
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  • Godstrafikk [RO] Rail investments in Romania ramp up to facilitate Ukrainian exports

    [RO] Rail investments in Romania ramp up to facilitate Ukrainian exports

    The Romanian transport Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced that works will be soon underway to restore the broad gauge railway line between Giurgiulesti in Moldova and the Romanian river port of Galați. The transport ministry has launched a tender for the line’s repair, which is open until 19 May. After signing the contract, the line will be ready for operations within sixty days, underlined Grindeanu.

    “This railway line will allow the transport of goods to and from Ukraine, via the...
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  • [DE] [LT] Ports of Hamburg and Klaipeda partner up, rail links main objective

    The ports of Hamburg in Germany and Klaipeda in Lithuania have signed an MoC to “strengthen cooperation in developing and implementing joint projects and developing new logistics routes for maritime and rail transport between Germany and Lithuania”.

    “The maritime and rail connections between Lithuania and Germany are an important part of international logistics chains and are becoming even more crucial in today’s geopolitical context. We have high potential to develop transport...
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  • Godstrafikk [GLOBAL] Containerkrisen fortsätter gäcka världshavens sjöfrakt

    [GLOBAL] Containerkrisen fortsätter gäcka världshavens sjöfrakt

    Pandemin satte hela sjöfraktsbranschen i gungning. Två år senare är det fortfarande hela havet stormar. Hamnarna i Shanghai kämpar med nya pandeminedstängningar och Ryssland invaderade Ukraina. Att betala nästan tio gånger så mycket för en fraktcontainer har blivit det nya normala.

    Ganska snabbt stod det klart att vårt sekels tjugotal skulle bli allt annat än glatt. Februari 2020 stängde Kina ner medan pandemin spred sig från land till land. Vi började jobba hemifrån och slutade...
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  • Infrastruktur [ ] Duisport looks into magnetic rail solution for container handling

    [ ] Duisport looks into magnetic rail solution for container handling

    Duisport and Nevomo, a Poland-based rail technology company, partnered up to explore possibilities of using the MagRail concept in the port’s rail operations. The two parties signed an MoU that targets the expansion of the port’s rail freight capacity by using hyperloop-inspired technologies.

    “Nevomo’s MagRail technology is a perfect fit for achieving our strategic goals and maximising efficiency at Duisport. Increasing the capacity and flexibility of the existing network by maintaining...
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  • [GB] UK specialists: ‘Growth in rail freight starts with the infrastructure’

    Rail freight has rebounded strongly from the pandemic, backed by underlying growth. That is the message from a panel of industry experts debating the sector’s future at a recent round-table in Edinburgh. Rail insiders, industry observers and government representatives have told a cross-section of professionals and their customers that the future is bright for rail freight.

    The gathering, organised by the Rail Freight Group, the industry’s representative body in the UK, heard that...
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  • Godstrafikk [SE] Pusslet bakom Hector Rails framgångsresa

    [SE] Pusslet bakom Hector Rails framgångsresa

    Foto: Gabriela Höllerbauer, operativ chef Hector Rail

    Liten blir stor. På kort tid har Hector Rail gått från att var en nykomling på den svenska marknaden till att bli en av branschens största järnvägsoperatörer. Företagets Operativa Center i Hallsberg hanterar över 350 avgångar varje vecka och är en stor anledning till att utvecklingen har kunnat gå så fort.

    – Vår flexibilitet är en av sakerna som våra kunder uppskattar mest med oss och något som har gjort att andra...
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