Rethinking energy usage for transportation

Recently, the IAEA published their Report on Energy Technology 2023. They are analyzing both scenarios, the "Net Zero Emission by 2050" scenario as well as the "Announced Pledges Scenario". It is one of the few very comprehensive reports about the topic that I have read in recent years looking at a variety of aspects. The … Continue reading Rethinking energy usage for transportation

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Guatemala’s rail infrastructure soon back on track?

As written in a recent article in railjournal https://www.railjournal.com/in_depth/remed-works-to-revive-guatemalas-railway-network/, Guatemala is working again on the potentail of large scale revitalization and enlargement ideas - this time with private funding. Sometimes, private funding might become the enabler needed to kick-start such projects. However, having more stakeholders on board with additional interests, can also lead to worse … Continue reading Guatemala’s rail infrastructure soon back on track?

A decade of subsea railway tunnels is looming

In recent weeks, two major new subsea railway tunnel projects have commenced: The Fehmarnbelt-Tunnel with a length of 18.1km, linking Germany to Denmark and the Ningbo-Zhoushan tunnel in eastern China with a length of 16km. But what is it all about these kind of challenging engineering works? Why building subsea railway tunnels Subsea railway tunnels … Continue reading A decade of subsea railway tunnels is looming

The Consequences of Missing Leadership in Multinational Companies: A Cautionary Tale

When it comes to multinational companies, effective leadership is crucial for success. From the top executives down to the front-line employees, strong leadership is needed to drive the company forward and ensure its continued growth and success. However, when leadership is missing, the consequences can be severe, impacting the company from top to bottom.One of … Continue reading The Consequences of Missing Leadership in Multinational Companies: A Cautionary Tale

The Unexpected Connections and Relationships Formed on Public Transportation

Public transportation is often seen as a means to an end - a way to get from one place to another quickly and efficiently. But for many people, the time spent on buses, trains, and subways can be much more than just a means of transportation. It can be a place to form unexpected connections … Continue reading The Unexpected Connections and Relationships Formed on Public Transportation

Rumo, the Brazilian logistics giant has introduced an AI driven new broken rail detection system

As reported in railway gazette, Rumo is running a more advanced infrastructure diagnosis system toprevent broken rails. Why is it relevant Broken rails are an issue all across the world. For instance, Network Rail in the UK faces some 100broken rails per year. A broken rail can easily lead to a derailment which is, especially … Continue reading Rumo, the Brazilian logistics giant has introduced an AI driven new broken rail detection system

Expanding night trains across Europe – ÖBB further expanding

With ÖBB investing over 4.1bn EUR in new rolling stock for night trains and refurbishment of older rolling stock, ÖBB is currently certainly the key player when it comes to overnight travels by rail in Europe. The company has laid out last week its strategy and priorities for the next year(s). The first for 25 … Continue reading Expanding night trains across Europe – ÖBB further expanding