Railtraxx and Captrain Belgium started exploring possibilities of a partnership a while ago. Their integration is built on a vision shared by both companies: creating new synergies on a European scale, unlocking the untapped potential of rail freight. Their integration will diversify, complement and further reinforce their teams’ talent, services, capacity and client portfolio while further strengthening its critical mass in the dynamic Belgian and European railway sector. Railtraxx provides a range of services in Belgian industrial hotspots, including the port of Antwerp, and connects the main European logistic hubs.
“Captrain companies are already very active on the domestic German, Italian, Spanish and Polish markets as well as on the major European corridors. Railtraxx is like a smart engine in our sector. It is the partner we were looking for to develop our position in Belgium and around the Port of Antwerp, a major European transport hub. The company is driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, shares the same goal of sustainable, profitable growth and relies on an ambitious team of experts. This will be of great help for increasing the modal shift towards rail”, points out Sylvie Charles, CEO of Railfreight and Multimodal Business Unit of SNCF Logistics.
The new Railtraxx will continue to deliver competitive services to its clients, ensuring reactivity, flexibility and client focus with a firm commitment to the highest safety and quality standards, while seizing new opportunities.
“By joining forces, we create a new, dynamic locomotive in the world of railway transport. We take this step at a moment where rail freight transport offers an attractive and achievable solution for the societal challenges in terms of mobility and climate. Railtraxx is the key to unlock the untapped potential of rail freight. With this integration, our dedicated team of experts and train drivers will be even better equipped to design customized solutions for our clients. This is more relevant than ever from a business, societal and environmental point of view. We are ready for a future oriented journey.”, says Pieter Vanovermeire, CEO of the new Railtraxx.
Railtraxx, established in 2009, is an independent Belgian railway company that transports goods throughout Europe as an integrated part of customers' logistics chain and as a viable alternative to road transport. It offers block train products in a wide range of commodities such as intermodal, car traffic and conventional traffic. It operates approximately 100 trains a week (national and international) through Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Besides the loading unit products, Railtraxx also provides last-mile activities in Belgium. Railtraxx provides a range of services in Belgian industrial hotspots, including the port of Antwerp and connects the main European logistic hubs.
Captrain is the international European transport brand of SNCF Logistics, specialized in door-to-door rail freight and multimodal logistics. The Belgian subsidiary was founded in 2000 as a commercial representative of SNCF and it became a railway undertaking in 2007. The European Captrain network offers services for all type of goods that require national and international rail transport, as well as port rail and last-mile services.
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