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  • Investigation finds lack of competition in Mexican rail interconnections

    March 22, 2017

    The investigative arm of Mexico’s competition commission (COFECE) has suggested there is a lack of competition in interconnection services by the major companies operating the country’s railway network. The unit has just released the preliminary findings of an investigation into the matter following a claim by an unnamed party last year. Kansas City Southern Mexico …

  • Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    March 15, 2017

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans to process more than 70,000 …

  • CSX names new CEO as part of move to ‘reconstitute’ its board

    March 15, 2017

    North American rail provider CSX has named veteran railroad executive E. Hunter Harrison as its new CEO. Harrison replaces Michael ward, who recently announced his decision to retire as chairman and CEO at the end of May but will continue to serve as a consultant. Harrison, whose experience includes stints at both Canadian National and …

  • Eurotunnel boss hails ‘best year in company’s history’

    March 8, 2017

    Groupe Eurotunnel, owner of the channel rail tunnel connecting the UK to France, has just reported on the best year in its history, according to chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon. The company’s net profit of €200m ($211m)  in the year to end-December, 2016, was over two-and-a-half times higher than the €75m a year earlier. The company, …

  • Storms hit Texas and derail Union Pacific auto rail cars

    February 22, 2017

    Severe storms, including three tornados, which have hit Texas this week have caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure, knocking out power to tens of thousands of residences and businesses, and causing flooding. In one incident recorded near Thrall in Williamson County, 12 vehicle-carrying rail wagons were derailed. They were transporting vehicles between Laredo on the …

  • Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    February 14, 2017

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially open on February 22nd, is …

  • Direct train service links Baltic and Adriatic sea

    January 31, 2017

    A direct train connection has been established between the port of Kiel, in Germany, and the port of Trieste, in Italy, creating a link for rapid freight transport between the Baltic and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Operations began on the route on January 25th, initiated by Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics. In addition to …

  • Kansas City Southern counts the cost of Mexican fuel price rise

    January 25, 2017

    Kansas City Southern (KCS) has said it is paying 70% more for its fuel in Mexico than it does in the US, following price hikes of 15-20% in some parts of the country at the start of this year, which have led to widespread protests. Speaking at his company’s fourth quarter results briefing, KCS chief …

  • US tariffs ‘of limited long-term impact’ on Mexico, says WWL

    January 24, 2017

    Export tariffs to the US will be of limited long-term impact on Mexico’s automotive sector despite some short- to medium-term concerns, the head of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in Mexico has suggested. Commenting on an analysis of the Mexican market produced by WWL recently, including the threat of tariffs being imposed by new US president …

  • Carmakers to benefit from renovated Sagunto port rail line

    January 18, 2017

    Spain’s national ports authority, Puertos del Estado, has committed €40m ($42.6m) to upgrade the railway line linking Zaragoza, Teruel and the port of Sagunto on the Mediterranean coast. Of this, €13.6m is earmarked for sidings and €23m for the rail access into the port. The government said that it wanted to reinforce the Zaragoza-Sagunto line, …