The latest news about rail freight in CEE region

‘Rail in Ukraine is expecting significant changes’

Ukraine finds itself amidst a boom of rail freight-related developments. The country is a well-known transit hub for Eurasian traffic, and its potential has been discussed before. However, its railway market has a lot to offer. That is why the government has launched a reform project to make it more accessible for private companies and… Read more ›

Focusing on solutions and teamwork is the only way for rail freight to thrive

A railway company seeing the sector’s challenges as a fuel for improvement can be exceptional. Additionally, not perceiving the progress of other companies as competition but as a benefit for the rail industry is also an interesting perspective. For METRANS, this is normal since the company attempts to focus on other things like keeping its… Read more ›

Uwe Leuschner the new CEO of FELB

The rail freight operator FELB (Far East Land Bridge) has appointed Uwe Leuschner as its new CEO. Leuschner will concentrate on the strategical alignments of FELB Group, Business Development and International Relations. He previously worked as the senior vice president, business development Eurasia at DB Cargo and has more than two decades of experience in… Read more ›

New Poland-Turkey connection to start early May

PKP Cargo Connect and Turkish logistics provider Logitrans have agreed to launch a new rail freight service between Poland and Turkey. The dedicated train will connect the cities of Gliwice and Izmit. Gliwice is positioned in Southeast Poland, close to Krakow, while Izmit is a port city on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Both of them are… Read more ›

Is the New Silk Road viable as we know it?

The origins of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) date back to 2013. The project started with the intention to connect 71 countries from Asia, Europe and Africa through investments, trade, and multilateral or bilateral economic and diplomatic relations. However, as the study of Inara Watson from the London South Bank University dictates, the BRI… Read more ›

Black Sea to Baltic: how far is it from being realised?

Two months after the initial proposal for an intermodal corridor extending from the Black Sea to the Baltic, the situation looks more concrete than a vague suggestion. The possibilities concerning the corridor’s establishment are favourable since it will provide a reliable alternative to existing solutions. It seems that the Port of Gdansk and Poland are… Read more ›

‘One Million Club’ set to boost Eurasian traffic

Eurasian transportation has the potential to reach a million tonnes of transported containers in 2025. This is possible with the right model of cooperation, increasing capacities and improving infrastructure, the parties involved agree. “I am optimistic that together we can achieve an increase in TEU of 20 per cent in 2021 and that, in so… Read more ›

One step closer to multimodal route Turkey-Ukraine-Poland

A new multimodal route Turkey-Ukraine-Poland is in the pipeline. On 24 December, the Ukrainian Railway Transport Service Center “Liski” signed a memorandum of cooperation with Ukrferry and FerriPlus to establish this route. It will open up a new alternative gateway to Europe for rail traffic from Asia.

DB Cargo: in 2021 we want to ship dangerous goods to China

If there is one thing DB Cargo Eurasia GmbH wishes for in 2021, it is the permission to transport dangerous goods through China by rail. This is until now not possible, and the operator is working hard with various stakeholders to make this happen. It would mean a great deal for the industry, said Carsten… Read more ›