Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
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Colleagues from the Technical Innovation Circle for Rail Freight Transport (TIS), Project Manager, Stefan Hagenlocher, and Spokesman, Jürgen Hüllen, explain the objectives of the TIS towards strengthening the rail freight transport sector by supporting the growth and development of innovative freight wagons and intelligent freight trains.
Siemens Mobility will deliver a total of 400 electric and diesel hybrid locomotives to DB Cargo, with the first delivery expected in 2023.
By introducing the new coupling method, Deutsche Bahn will be able to increase the capacity and quality of its freight traffic.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
Jorge González, Head of DB Cargo Competence Center Logistics and CIO for Transfesa Logistics, discusses the importance of digitalisation within the rail freight industry and how collaboration is key in the next instalment of Global Railway Review’s ‘The Future of Rail Freight’ series.
Since 14 June 2020, DB Cargo Belgium has been operating entirely under its own license, meaning that it is now an accredited railway company in Belgium.
The ETCS trial was able to go ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic by utilising innovative temporary remote monitoring equipment.
Destined for the badly affected Lombardy region, DB Schenker is working to transport over 1,000 tonnes of medical supplies from China to Italy in just 15 days, door-to-door.
DB has reported their key figures from the 2019 fiscal year, noting an increase in passenger numbers, record investment in infrastructure, but a decrease in profits.
DB Cargo is starting the sustainable renewal of its shunting fleet.
DB Cargo will equip its entire fleet with intelligent sensors and telematics by 2020 in a bid to promote digitalisation across the board.
In a speech by Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO Deutsche Bahn (DB) discussed how passenger services at DB have made progress, as is evident in the new passenger record in long distance transport.
Due to exceptional demand, DB Cargo has expanded its single wagonload network to link Northern Germany to Southeast Europe.
The new locomotives will enable cross-border transport without the need to change locomotives; improving the passenger experience.