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17th December 2014

Management Committee expands

We are delighted to announce that Giulia Mauri, a partner of the firm of Verhaegen Walravens has been co-opted onto the RWG Management Committee with responsibility for liaison with the EU institutions.

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13th December 2014

ERFA joins the RWG

ERFA the European Rail Freight Association has now joined the RWG.

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11th December 2014

EU agrees to ratify the Protocol.

Over the past few weeks the Protocol has been adopted by the European Parliament, referred back to the Council of Ministers which has then formally adopted the Protocol.

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1st December 2014

Can Rail help deliver a brighter future for Europe?

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the Italian Presidency of the EU are jointly organising a political debate on the role of rail in underpinning Europe’s future mobility and growth on 4 December.

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1st December 2014

Grindrod Rail joins The Rail Working Group

Grindrod Rail is part of Grindrod Freight Services, a division within Grindrod Group Limited, a holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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27th November 2014

EU Parliament votes for the Luxembourg Protocol

The European Parliament’s Plenary on Tuesday adopted the Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the approval, on behalf of the European Union, of the ‘Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Railway Rolling Stock’.

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21st November 2014

Cape Town transport conference addresses the enormous infrastructure deficit in Africa

The Connecting Africa: Transport Infrastructure conference took place in Cape Town South Africa between 20th-22nd October 2014.

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17th November 2014

RAND MERCHANT BANK FUNDS PAN-AFRICAN PULLING POWER

Rand Merchant Bank provides US$ 50-million of traction to the African rail leasing industry.

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17th November 2014

CER publishes study on the economic footprint of railways in the EU.

The Community of European Railways (CER) has just published a study on the ‘economic footprint’ of railway transport in the European Union.

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11th November 2014

JURI Committee of the European Parliament votes in favour of the adoption of the Luxembourg Protocol

On 11th November 2014 the JURI Committee of the European Parliament voted 18:2 to recommend to the European Parliament that it adopts the Luxembourg Protocol on Railway Rolling Stock.

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28th October 2014

“Railway Days - The Wider Black Sea Area Railway Investment Summit”

RWG chairman Howard Rosen spoke at the 9th edition of "Railway Days - The Wider Black Sea Area Railway Investment Summit" 7th - 8th October in Bucharest, Romania.

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20th October 2014

World rail supply market predicted to continue growing despite economic slowdown

Despite low economic growth and public deficit problems in several important countries, the world rail supply industry steadily grew at approximately 1.5% per annum in the period from 2011 to 2013, according to the 2014 UNIFE World Rail Market Study released today at InnoTrans.

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19th October 2014

ERA selects new Executive Director

The European Railway Agency (ERA) elected Mr Josef Doppelbauer as its new executive director on September 30.

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1st October 2014

VTG acquires the AAE Group

CH-Baar, September 29, 2014. With effect from early 2015 VTG will acquire the AAE Group. In addition to AAE’s European rail leasing activities, Andreas Goer will also sell his investments in the Russian and East European markets to VTG.

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22nd September 2014

“The Luxembourg Rail Protocol – How it will transform the Rail Sector”

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9th September 2014

The Connecting Africa Transport Infrastructure Conference

The Connecting Africa Transport Infrastructure conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa between 20th and 22nd October 2014.

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7th August 2014

Railway Days
The Wider Black Sea Area Railway Investment Summit

The Summit will be taking place on 7th and 8th October in Bucharest.

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30th July 2014

The 4th Annual Modern Railway Conference

The 4th Annual Modern Railway conference will take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia between 20-22 August 2014.

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12th May 2014

China to build new East-Africa railway line

Agreements have been signed between China and East African States to build a new East-African standard gauge railway line.

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3rd April 2014

Railmind GmbH joins the RWG

Railmind GmbH provides a wide range of services dedicated to the optimization of rail freight business and performance.

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30th January 2014

Official Commentary on the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Luxembourg Protocol

The second edition of the Official Commentary on the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Luxembourg Protocol thereto on Matters specific to Railway Rolling Stock.

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7th December 2006

RWG Chairman speaks in Lomé

On November 17th, RWG Chairman, Howard Rosen, spoke to a special colloquium in Lomé (Togo) sponsored by the Governments of Togo and Luxembourg, UNIDROIT and Africarail. A key focus of the event was the proposed rail protocol to the Cape Town Convention and how it would be a vital support for development of the rail sector in Africa. Delegates passed a resolution urging African governments to participate in the diplomatic conference in Luxembourg next February and to support the development and adoption of the rail protocol.

Africarail is a four country (Togo, Benin, Niger and Burkino Faso) tasked with building key new rail infrastructure linking the four countries. The Colloquium was opened by the Togolese Minister for Mines and featured various prominent speakers from Europe and Africa, including Professor Kronke, the Secretary General of UNIDROIT and Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Legal Director of the UIC.

Detailed report in English

Detailed report in French