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.
Business Development Manager Rob Vos is pleased with the response: “At this Debrecen conference, you may promote your services to a dedicated audience and meet your new business partners.” At The Hungarian Edition of the RailFreight on Tour, the potential of Hungary on the international rail freight map is explored. The event is organised by the Dutch ProMedia group.nl and RailFreight.com. CARGO FREIGHT JOURNAL is one of the media partners of the event. Information are given under: https://events.railfreight.com/railfreight-on-tour/hungary/programme/
The trade union ver.di and the Central Association of German Seaport Companies e.V. (ZDS) have reached a settlement at the Hamburg Labour Court. Three more negotiation dates will be agreed by July 22, 2022 to take place by August 26, 2022 and collective bargaining will continue. During this period, no further industrial action will be taken by ver.di with the plaintiffs' employees.
The portfolio of SBB Cargo's older mainline locomotives will reach the end of their economic and technical life in the coming years. That is why the Swiss company is now renting 35 modern Vectron mainline locomotives from the manufacturer Siemens Mobility.
The city of Braunschweig is a traditional industrial center in north-west Germany. In the immediate vicinity of the main train station is a large research and production plant of the Siemens group with 3,500 employees. It is the largest Siemens site for rail automation worldwide.
In a letter to its business partners, the international freight forwarder OTTO HAALBOOM from Hamburg called on the industry to continue to carry out transport tasks as best as possible despite the ongoing crisis caused by global politics.
Despite the globalised supply chain, business developments still take place intensely on a regional level. Therefore, the staff of RailFreight.com is now organising a conference under the motto RailFreight on Tour: „On 14 and 15 June, we will travel to Vilnius, Lithania.“
Where wood is chopped, splinters must fall. And where track construction takes place, there are train delays. The CEO of the infrastructure company DB Netz, Frank Sennhenn, explained this connection at the 28th iaf in an honest, factual presentation.
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".