As part of our Achieving Intelligent Rail Freight In-Depth Focus, Global Railway Review asked a panel of experts: Over the next five years, what do you think the rail freight industry must focus on to be seen as a technology leader, not just a transportation provider?
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Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC)
Digital automatic coupling (DAC) has the potential to accelerate the assembly of freight trains, increase the capacity and quality of freight traffic, contribute to the success of traffic turnaround, and play a key part in rail’s sustainability strategies. Global Railway Review’s content on explores what the next steps are in delivering a successful DAC roll-out and its opportunities to help grow rail freight and shift more goods to be transported by rail tracks.
Shift2Rail, CEN and CENELEC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to foster the uptake of innovation in the European railway sector.
Find out what these industry experts think about topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the rail freight sector, how to unlock more capacity on freight networks, encouraging a modal shift from road to rail, and the opportunities for digitalisation and emerging technologies.
The key to achieving growth in rail freight safety, efficiency and sustainability, lies in the continued digitalisation of the rail system. This In-Depth Focus explores the different approaches of various stakeholders in driving forward a total revolution in rail freight operations.
Packed full of exclusive content, including: the projects transforming rail infrastructure in Croatia and Bulgaria; creating safer, smarter and more climate-friendly rail freight networks; extending the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets; and a Roundtable on Strengthening Rail's Position in the Logistics Industry.
Dellner's Digital Automatic Couplers will increase the productivity and competitiveness of rail freight transport as well as contribute to achieving European sustainability targets.
Dellner is celebrating its 80th anniversary as the global leader in producing couplers, gangways and dampers for trains. Here, the company looks back at its history, the milestones and achievements it has accomplished.
By introducing DAC on its wagons, Green Cargo will improve capacity, punctuality, the working environment, efficiency and profitability.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
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.
By introducing the new coupling method, Deutsche Bahn will be able to increase the capacity and quality of its freight traffic.
As part of Global Railway Review’s ‘The Future of Rail Freight’ series, Dr. Clemens Först, spokesperson of the Board of Rail Cargo Austria AG, discusses how the sector can increase the modal share for rail freight in Europe and how investments in technology can help to achieve this.
Can mainline and rail freight operations take advantage of the opportunities offered by Automatic Train Operation (ATO)? Rob Goverde, Professor of Railway Traffic Management & Operations and Director of the Digital Rail Traffic Lab at Delft University of Technology, explores.