Conferences for Freight Professionals

Category: RailFreight Summit 2020

Port of Gdansk handles 8.7% less cargo in Q1 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the port of Gdansk in the first quarter of 2020. The total cargo volumes handled by the port went down by 8.3 per cent compared to the same period last year. Transshipments in the Polish port recorded a the level of 11.3 million tonnes. Decreases were recorded in most cargo… Read more ›

New Shandong-Europe Express links China and Hamburg

The new Shandong-Europe Express train from Jinan has arrived in Hamburg’s Billwerder Terminal, delivering valuable and time-sensitive cargo from China. “The Shandong Express arrived on 30 April in Hamburg in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. It is a powerful sign in trying times for all of us”, Chinese Consul General in Germany DU Xiaohui… Read more ›

Intermodal Poland: from record-breaking to struggling business

A year ago, he was the most optimistics man in his corner of the world, but today, he is struggling with dropping volumes, congested terminals and a looming economic crisis. Dariusz Stefanski, CEO of the Polish operator PCC Intermodal, explains how the ongoing corona crisis is impacting the intermodal business, in Poland and beyond.

Metrans expands its intermodal Prague-Rotterdam line

Metrans has expanded its intermodal service between the port of Rotterdam and its Czech destinations of Prague and Česká Třebová. Starting from 6 April, two additional departures have been launched in both directions. This brings the total offer to 11 train pairs per week. This was announced by the intermodal operator, a subsidiary of HHLA…. Read more ›

Gdansk terminal and intermodal operator at odds over extra rail fee

Rail freight customers of the port of Gdansk may have noticed it: a dispute between deepsea terminal DCT and operator PCC Intermodal. The disagreement is about the additional for rail freight operators. According to PCC, this fee is illegitimate and discourages the use of rail.

Pandemic and recession: a double dip for New Silk Road

The current macroeconomic situation differs from a normal slowdown cycle, as it is reinforced by a virus crisis. It is not just an economic recession, but an economic crisis ánd a pandemic crisis. That will certainly result in a double dip, says Ekaterina Kozyreva of the Infrastructure Economics Centre. In February, the UIC, a worldwide… Read more ›

New dates for Railfreight Summit Poland 2020

This year’s edition of the RailFreight Summit Poland, to be held in Poznan, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event will take place on 1, 2 and 3 September 2020. Originally, it was on the agenda for 13, 14 and 15 May 2020. “We keep track of the developments around the COVID-19… Read more ›

Last design on Latvia’s Rail Baltica line before construction

The joint venture of the Rail Baltica project RB Rail AS, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia, has concluded two contracts for the remaining two sections of the Rail Baltica main line in Latvia. It involves the design and design supervision of the line. It is the last step before actual construction… Read more ›

New intermodal record on Polish tracks

Despite the reduction of bulk volume, intermodal transportation on the Polish railway network is growing. In 2019 the overall rail freight traffic in the country decreased by 5.5 per cent while the intermodal sector set growth of 14.7 per cent. At the same time, the share of intermodal transportation in general rail freight traffic increased… Read more ›

Sławków ready for new trains from China

With the help of the Broad Gauge Line, Poland has launched a new transit route from China to other parts of Europe. Sławków, the railway’s western terminal, has a convenient location and other attractive options, argues Dariusz Sikora from PKP LHS, the company that operates the Broad Gauge Line. After two successful trains from Xi’an… Read more ›