VPI: Rail freight transport needs further modernisation of the infrastructure

With over 450 guests, the traditional New Year's reception of the Association of Freight Car Owners in Germany e.V. (VPI) set a new attendance record. At the 14th VPI Symposium on the following January 9th, the modernisation of the infrastructure and combined transport were the focus of the debates.
The leading trade fair transport logistic in Munich opened its doors on May 9th. Once again it proves to be a magnet for trade visitors. Around 2,300 exhibitors from 67 countries will be there. The fair ends on May 12th.
New issues of our B2B magazines rail & mobility and CARGO FREIGHT JOURNAL are being published to coincide with the transport logistic 2023 trade fair in Munich. The magazines can be ordered digitally or as a print edition from: editeur@rail-mobility.eu and editor@cargo-journal.eu Comments and cooperation are very welcome!
How do I plan and monitor my shunting trips effectively? How do I always keep an overview of the current wagon locations, delivery and collection orders? These and other tasks are solved by the zedas®cargo software from ZEDAS Ltd, based in Senftenberg in Brandenburg/Germany. The company will provide information about this at their ZEDAS Summit 2023 on March 16th and 17th, in webinars, and also at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich on May 9th-12th.
A new stage of cooperation between Nexrail and Vossloh Rolling Stock began at the end of 2022. Both companies signed a contract for the purchase and delivery of a further 50 DE 18 Stage V locomotives. The largest part of the order consists of a lot of 40 locomotives with German track approval, which are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Under the title "Economic Development 2023 - Effects on Transport Chains", the VNL held its traditional "Power Day Transport Management" on January 26, 2023 in Linz, Austria. Key insight: In order to achieve the climate goals, the promotion of intermodal freight transport is essential. Long transport routes should be made by train and short distances for delivery and collection by truck.
The current year in Austria will be marked by numerous special events with which ÖBB is celebrating its 100th birthday. On October 1, 1923, the ÖBB was created as an "independent economic entity" - initially under a different name.
The network of non-federally owned freight railways in Germany NEE has accused the administrator of the federal railway infrastructure, Deutsche Bahn Netz, of performing an "emergency stop on rail network framework agreements". The German federal government and the Bundestag should now "seize the opportunity to implement the Deutschlandtakt concept properly".
As of December 1, 2023, the toll for trucks on Germany's motorways and federal highways was almost doubled. This is a significant burden on the road freight transport industry. But the “SHIFT 2030” initiative has the right “medicine” ready: KV Akut! The medication package says: “KV acute” with the “combined transport (KV) active ingredient” has a threefold effect: against toll complaints, against a lack of drivers and to inhibit CO2 – “daily use recommended”…
The European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) is entering the last month of 2023 with a bang. On November 30, the Vienna-based company signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility (Munich) for the delivery of up to 200 additional Vectron locomotives. Locomotives will be procured in various power system configurations that can be used in both passenger and freight transport.
Alpha Trains, Europe's leading locomotive and passenger train leasing company, has a new managing director for its locomotive division. Vincent Pouyet will take up his new role on December 1, 2023. He succeeds Fernando Pérez, who was promoted to CEO of Alpha Trains Group in July 2023.