Category: RailFreight Summit 2019

Almost all traffic on New Silk Road still on main route

After conducting a study about the New Silk Road in 2017, research firm Roland Berger has assessed Eurasian rail cargo transport in several ways, mostly looking at the alternative corridors and terminals, planning to obtain a piece of the cake. At the RailFreight Summit in Gdansk, Andreas Schwilling will present some of these findings. “The… Read more ›

High electricity prices Poland hamper international rail freight

The rail freight sector is facing a cost increase in Poland, where electricity prices have gone up. This is a setback for international rail freight carriers, believes Adriaan Roest Crollius of Dutch transport research firm Panteia. For those carriers who operate across Europe, the price surge in Poland means a nullification of the cost decrease… Read more ›

New Hungarian terminal at Baltic-Adriatic crossroads

In the west of Hungary, a new terminal is under construction that should facilitate traffic between the Baltic Sea in the north and the Adriatic Sea in the south. The terminal of Zalaegerszeg is strategically placed on two rail freight corridors (RFC’s) and taps into the Eurasian rail freight volumes entering Europe via Poland. “This… Read more ›

UTLC seeks European cooperation on New Silk Road

UTLC ERA has presented the #UE4EU’ – UTLC ERA for European Union initiative. The operator on the New Silk Road aims to develop long-term relations with European transport and logistics companies in operating the broad gauge network of the CIS countries. It made these remarks at the 36th International Exhibition of Transport and Logistics in… Read more ›

Kilometre-long trains and no gauge switch: this is Railgate Finland

From China to Europe per train in 12 to 14 days; it is possible when the entry gate is Finland, and the terminal to arrive the Railgate Finland in Kouvala. Finland has the same broad gauge as the CIS states, so the train only needs to switch to another railway network once, instead of twice”,… Read more ›

Invisible border Europe-China opens up with uniform legal regime

Until today rail freight traffic between Europe and Asia must cross an invisible border due to the existence of two different legal regimes. Where Europe applies the CIM Uniform Rules, Russia, China and other Asian countries apply the SMGS Convention. The common CIM/SMGS consignment note is the first step towards a uniform body of law… Read more ›

RailFreight Summit takes place in Gdansk this year

It is almost time for the second edition of the RailFreight Summit, which will be held in Gdansk this year. On 15 and 16 May, top-level speakers will gather in this intermodal hub to discuss New Silk Road connections and other routes through Poland and Central Europe. The intermodal landscape has witnessed a general shift… Read more ›