The SanLucar fruit and vegetable company, one of the largest in the world, is turning to sustainable goods transport for its exports. For the first time in its history, it is taking its produce to Germany by train, in the company of the Transfesa Logistics express refrigerated railway service.
Alstom Algeria launches the final phase of dynamic testing and system integration on the extension stretch of the Constantine tramway. For the occasion, Mr Kamal Nasri, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Mr Saci, Wali of Constantine, and local authorities from the Constantine wilaya, visited the entire 10-kilometre stretch of the new tramway line extension, from the Slimane Zouaghi stop to the Université Abdelhamid Mechri terminal.
Alstom has signed a contract with FERROVIENORD for the supply of 20 regional trains intended for the regional railway service of the Region of Lombardy for a total value of €125 million. This is the second contract within a framework agreement signed in November 2019 with FNM S.p.A.. The trains will be delivered from June 2023 onwards.
AB Transitio has awarded CAF a contract to supply regional trains under the terms of the framework agreement signed in 2014 by the Swedish public company relative to regional train purchases. The base contract comprises the production of 20 EMUs (electric units), 4 cars each, and 8 BMUs (biodiesel-electric bimodal units) consisting of 3 cars plus a power car. The contract provides for additional options that could increase the number of units by an additional 19 EMUs and 7 BMUs. The base contract amounts to more than €250 million, a figure that would almost double should all the additional vehicle options included in the contract be executed. The first units are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2023.
TX Logistik AG is expanding its intermodal connection between Germany and Romania. The rail logistics company, which is part of the Mercitalia Group, is increasing the number of round trips on the Cologne – Curtici connection from five to seven per week as of May 10. The reason for this is the increased demand for rail transport capacity on this route at both economic centers.
The Mörkö freight train, which is part of VR Transpoint’s transit traffic, is the equivalent of almost one hundred trucks. Increasing train sizes enhances freight train traffic, reduces emissions and improves the competitiveness of Finland’s transit traffic.