44 billion of railway projects on the North Sea-Baltic Corridor
On the North Sea-Baltic Corridor, huge investments are foreseen in railway as a transport mode over the next ten years. An amount of 44 billion Euros has been reserved so far, this is the highest share compared to the financial impetus for road and maritime transport. Izabela Kaczmarzyk is project coordinator for Poland under the… Read more ›
PKP Cargo launches new trains between Poland and Italy
PKP Cargo Connect, a subsidiary of PKP Cargo, has launched new rail freight services between Poland and Italy. They provide a reliable link from important hubs as Gdańsk and Małaszewicze to the Italian junction of Piacenza. The new connections depart from the termini three times per week.
Cortanovci tunnel on Belgrade-Budapest line excavated
The excavation work of the Cortanovci tunnel on the Belgrade-Budapest railway line has been completed. This vital new railway link connects Hungary and Serbia. The tunnel lies on the Stara Pazova-Novi Sad section of the railway line and is now 91 per cent completed.
From Poland to Baku, why not via Ukraine?
Existing and emerging new transport connections between the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea will shape a new diverse connectivity architecture, with opportunities for all the countries along the routes. The GUAM Transport Corridor should become an integral part of this new architecture. That is the common goal of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan… Read more ›
Serbia next European destination on the New Silk Road
Serbia is on the radar of railway companies in Europe and China. If all goes according to plan, the country will soon have a regular train connection on the New Silk Road. This was revealed by Metrans and DBO Bahnoperator during the webinar New Silk Road to Central and Eastern Europe.
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 ›
More improvements on Polish broad gauge railway
Polish rail freight company PKP LHS continues to invest in the modernisation of the Broad Gauge Line in the southeastern part of the country. Today’s key project is the expansion of the Hrubieszów station at the Ukrainian border. It is dedicated to increasing safety and operational capacity.
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 ›