AJOT | August 18, 2022 | Energy | Intermodal | Road
From January to June 2022, the price of regular motor gasoline rose 49% and the price of diesel fuel rose slightly more at 55%. Fuel prices have risen since declining in early 2020 during the economic recession and the period when many states adopted stay-at-home orders in response to COVID-19 (figure 1). Fuel prices declined from June to July 2022 but remain more than twice as much as their level in early 2020.
AJOT | August 18, 2022 | Project / Heavy Lift | Maritime Project | Intermodal | Rail
• New fleet consists of modern EMD® SD70 locomotives and multipurpose wagons capable of transporting all sorts of goods via railway in the UAE
• Enhancing railway freight services across the UAE
• Fleet arrives at UAE via Zayed and Musaffah Ports on schedule and according to highest global standards
• This achievement comes in line with objectives of UAE Railways Programme for mapping the railway sector’s roadmap in the UAE for the next 50 years
• The capacity of the National Rail Network to reach more than 60 million tonnes per year
• Every week there are more trains, they are longer, have more wagons and carry more tonnes and containers.
• The average traffic rises to 83 trains per week in the first half of the year compared to 77 in 2021. The increase in rail traffic has experienced in some weeks increases of more than 20% and 40%.
• The port area is gaining share in the use of rail. Between January and June, more than 2,100 trains have already run through the Port of Valencia.
• The average length of trains has been 493 metres, 20% longer than last year. 6% more containers have been transported than in the first half of 2021.
• Madrid accounts for 7 out of every 10 tonnes entering or leaving by train
• The Port Authority of Valencia is earmarking 240 million Euro to improve intermodality and the inland railway network.
• Includes voice cut by Aurelio Martínez
California is developing a supply chain strategy to help ports, trucking and the railroads, according to Trelynd Bradley, a Deputy Director with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Bradley responded to a series of questions posed by AJOT explaining how California has developed a strategy to combat the supply chain crisis.