Conferences for Freight Professionals

Category: RailFreight Summit 2020

PKP LHS: infra manager, railway carrier and broad gauge expert

The Polish company PKP LHS is an infrastructure and railway undertaking on its own line. “There are many advantages of working in this way. We do not face the problems that other companies face. We detect, and solve things right away”, explained Aleksandra Adamska, member of the Supervisory Board at the company.

PCC Intermodal looks back at what can be done in 15 years

What started with a single rail connection in Poland in 2005, has grown to a wide network of intermodal connections in Europe and beyond. PCC Intermodal is involved in some of the most popular and known services and continues to enter new markets. This year, it celebrates its 15-year anniversary.

Rail Baltica could lift 5,000 trucks from Polish-Lithuania border per day

More than 5 thousand trucks per day currently cross the border between Poland and Lithuania. Imagine of this could be shifted to rail. It is an ambition al but unrealistic, as the megaproject Rail Baltica has set its eyes on an interoperable railway network connecting Poland with the Baltic States.

HHLA implements machine learning for the first time

Machine learning has been implemented in the port of Hamburg to predict the dwell time of a container at the terminal. The first two projects have  been successfully integrated and implemented into the IT landscape at Container Terminals Altenwerder (CTA) and Burchardkai (CTB). This was reported by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA).

The #unstoppable terminal love of Wiencont: ‘millions are not needed’

It is one of the most innovative terminals of Europe today. But, Wiencont does not necessarily need to have the latest technologies, or spend millions on new applications. “We use a combination of existing and new innovations”, says Harald Jony, CEO of the trimodal terminal in Vienna. Harald is a speaker at the RailFreight Summit… Read more ›

TEN-T network will not make 2030 deadline, says EU Court of Auditors

The European Court of Auditors concludes that the TEN-T network will not be complete by 2030, the deadline which has been set for the European core transport network. What is more, the delays in the construction and putting into operation of these megaprojects put at risk the effective functioning of five out of nine TEN-T… Read more ›

Non-craneable trailers on track for Tilburg-Rzepin line

A technique to transport non-craneable trailers by rail is now available for the train service between Tilburg in the Netherlands and Rzepin, in western Poland.

Poland to revive another broad gauge railway

PKP LHS, the rail freight operator and infrastructure manager of the Hrubieszów – Sławków broad gauge railway, is planning to revive another extraordinary line in Poland. It is the Dorohusk – Zawadówka line, which is situated close to the Ukrainian border and has a gauge of 1,520 millimetres. To maintain and develop this route, the… Read more ›

‘Ukraine cannot be on the sidelines of the New Silk Road’

The volumes of rail freight traffic between Europe and China are steadily increasing, and Ukraine cannot miss out on this opportunity. That is if it is up to Global Ocean Link. Together with PCC Intermodal, this Odessa-based logistics firm set up a regular direct rail connection between Poland and Ukraine this April.

Direct container train between China and Ukraine

Ukraine has got the first direct rail freight service to China. It ran via Mongolia and Russia in spite of the Middle Corridor. This service was arranged by EU-Trans, a Kyiv-based freight forwarding provider. The company is planning two other shipments until the end of June.