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9 November 2021 in Logistics service providers and shippers, Political Directors

On the green track part 2: Electrolux

More transport by rail is a must. Otherwise, we will not achieve our climate targets. Yet some companies seem reluctant…
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1 December 2021 in Political Directors

The first freight train runs over Hoekse Lijn metro tracks

A unique event: yesterday, the first freight train ran over the Hoekse Lijn metro line. The freight trains that will…
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21 September 2021 in Members of Dutch rail freight transport

Rail freight transport in 2050: The future starts now

By 2050, CO2 emissions from the mobility sector will have fallen by 90%. The doubling of rail freight transport has…
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15 September 2021 in Logistics service providers and shippers, Political Directors

From road to rail in 10 clicks

The European Union has designated 2021 as the European Year of Rail. Throughout Europe, (online) events have been organised and…
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11 November 2021 in Logistics service providers and shippers, Political Directors

On the green track part 3: Ricoh

More transport by rail is a must. Otherwise, we will not achieve our climate targets. Yet some companies seem reluctant…
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Intermodal transportation is interesting for larger volumes

7 - 12 - 2021
Transporting volumes via a combination of modalities with the railways as the pivot: there is still much to be gained. We speak to shippers who…

The first freight train runs over Hoekse Lijn metro tracks

1 - 12 - 2021
A unique event: yesterday, the first freight train ran over the Hoekse Lijn metro line. The freight trains that will be using this track will…

Optimizing water and foam jets for emergency routes

23 - 11 - 2021
For the five railway yards in the Port of Rotterdam, ProRail makes clever use of a computer model to determine from which distance it is…

Theemswegtracé: The end of a bottleneck

12 - 11 - 2021
For years, the Caland Bridge has been a severe bottleneck for rail freight in and out of the Port of Rotterdam. With the opening of…

On the green track part 3: Ricoh

11 - 11 - 2021
More transport by rail is a must. Otherwise, we will not achieve our climate targets. Yet some companies seem reluctant to switch from road to…

On the green track part 2: Electrolux

9 - 11 - 2021
More transport by rail is a must. Otherwise, we will not achieve our climate targets. Yet some companies seem reluctant to switch from road to…

European rail sector opts for Digital Capacity Management (DCM)

8 - 11 - 2021
In Europa wordt een forse stijging van het treinverkeer verwacht, onder andere door economische groei en verschuiving van wegverkeer naar het spoor. Die stijging van…

On the green track part 1: Swinkels Family Brewers

4 - 11 - 2021
More transport by rail is a must. Otherwise, we will not achieve our climate targets. Yet some companies seem reluctant to switch from road to…

The future belongs to the railways

3 - 11 - 2021
"It's necessary to keep our economy 'on track' to meet the sustainability challenges," said Henk Bril, winner Rail Shipper of the year 2021.

Smartcontainer launches Rotterdam-Moscow rail shuttle

2 - 11 - 2021
Yesterday, Smartcontainer's Rotterdam-Moscow rail shuttle became a reality with its very first departure. For the first time since 2005, there is now a direct rail…

Connecting Europe Express: On the right track to European unification

25 - 10 - 2021
The Connecting Europe Express covered 20,000 kilometers last month, crisscrossing Europe. On October 4, the train covered the Amsterdam-Brussels route. The topic of discussion? The…

Test with automatic train traffic (ATO) on the Betuweroute

20 - 10 - 2021
DB Cargo is working together with ProRail and the relevant ministries in the Netherlands and Germany, among others, on a trial with ATO (Automatic Train…

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