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Alstom’s Chinese joint venture Bombardier Sifang Transportation Ltd. (BST) has obtained two contracts from China Railway Guangzhou Bureau Group Co. Ltd to provide heavy maintenance service for 592 high-speed train cars, or 74 trains. The cars were manufactured by BST for China’s evolving high-speed rail network. Together, the contracts are valued at around 50 million euros. BST will provide maintenance of key parts and components for 34 CRH1A trains and CRH1B trains, as well as 16 CR400AF fleets, in addition to performing system breakdown maintenance for 24 CRH1A-A trains. All maintenance activities will be completed by the end of February 2022.
Vossloh AG has again secured major orders through its Australian subsidiary Austrak. Over the next three years, Vossloh will supply concrete ties from its plant in Rockhampton (Queensland) to Queensland Rail (QR), the state-owned railway company that operates the 4,100-mile rail network in the Australian state of Queensland. With the aim of improving the performance and increasing the reliability of the rail network, QR is continuing with its extensive track modernizations.
Supply chain tech company Blume Global announced its partnership expansion with Kuehne+Nagel, where Kuehne+Nagel will integrate its full suite of digital supply chain and logistics solutions across its entire North American business. Blume will provide Kuehne+Nagel with a cognitive intermodal transportation management system. Blume Global will also provide real-time visibility with ELD integration to Kuehne+Nagel’s intermodal carriers, chassis billing and multimodal visibility solutions.