Trains ordered for Busan metro Line 1
CRRC to supply Noida metro trains
Jakarta – Bandung DBOM concession agreed
Myanma Railways orders Indian locomotives
DBK-Leasing completes Ijara wagon deal
Bangkok railway engineering education agreement signed
Singapore sovereign wealth fund takes stake in Railpool
Bangkok monorail lines approved
Contactless ticketing to be tested in Singapore
The inaugural scheduled freight service from DP World’s London Gateway terminal east of London to the Duisburg freight hub in Germany set off on April 10, with the load including containers bound for China. This follows demonstration China to London and London to China services which ran last year.
The regular service is operated by GB Railfreight and Transfesa on behalf of CMA CGM Logistics. It will initially run weekly, leaving London on Tuesdays with the return working arriving in London on Thursdays. After the first four weeks, a second weekly train each way is planned, and services could reach six train pairs per week in the longer term.
Brunel Shipping acts as agent for shipments to China. UK Sales Manager Ian Shufflebotham told Railway Gazette International the Chinese government was backing the service as part of its Belt & Road Initiative to develop trade between Europe and China, and highlighted that the service was cheaper than air freight while being much faster than sea transport.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2018 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.