Despite a significant drop in volume due to poor economic conditions, SNCB Logistics continues to reduce its operating loss
The General Assembly of SNCB Logistics SA today approved the unconsolidated financial statements for the year 2012. This year marks the first full year of business for SNCB Logistics SA since its subsidiarisation on 1 February 2011.
Belgian rail freight group SNCB Logistics sells barging companies H&S Container Line and Haeger & Schmidt International as well as its majority stake in RKE to Austrian Felbermayr Group
Duisburg, March 28, 2013 – SNCB Logistics Group and Felbermayr Group have announced today that the inland shipping companies H&S Container Line GmbH, Haeger & Schmidt International GmbH and RKE N.V. (majority stake), that were owned by SNCB Logistics Group, have been sold to Felbermayr Holding GmbH, Wels, Austria (with retroactive effect as of January 1, 2013).
Despite difficult economic circumstances, SNCB Logistics has reduced its operational loss in 2011. The net result is impacted by impairments and provisions
As of October 2012, Wolfgang Lepak will retire as General Manager of Haeger & Schmidt International. A successor was found in the person of Heiko Brückner, currently General Manager of H&S Container Line, who will also manage this inland navigation specialist for conventional freight based in Duisburg.
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SNCB Logistics wins legal dispute over the legitimacy of posting statutory employees of SNCB to the cargo subsidiary
Brussels – 10 November 2011 – At the end of summary proceedings initiated by a competitor of SNCB Logistics, the Brussels Commercial Court of First Instance ruled in favour of SNCB Logistics. In its decision, the court upheld the legitimacy of posting such statutory employees in the long term – a key element in the subsidiarisation of the cargo activities of SNCB. SNCB Logistics wishes to take on 350 train drivers at this time. For the latter, the ruling provides additional guarantees to commit themselves to cargo transport in the long term.
Continental traffic from Rotterdam to benefit henceforth from direct connection to IFB’s South and South-East European network.
On 5 September 2011 IFB will add the RSC Rotterdam terminal to its direct connections between Rotterdam and Antwerp. The pan-European inter-modal operator is accordingly expanding its portfolio with a connection that specifically targets continental and short-sea traffic from Rotterdam. The current offer on the Rotterdam-Antwerp axis remains unaltered, with scheduled service three times a week between Antwerp Mainhub and Rotterdam Maasvlakte via the ECT Delta and Euromax Terminal.
On February 1, 2011 the freight activities of NMBS were transferred to an independent company, which operates under the name SNCB Logistics NV/SA. As a result of this, NMBS Logistics can act as a rail operator with specialized commercial subsidiaries (IFB en Xpedys), its own national rail production and international corridors. Following from its independency, NMBS Logistics has now also submitted a request to obtain a safety certificate for the networks of the neighboring European countries.
IFB offers a truly European intermodal network linking destinations in Eastern-, Western-, Northern- and Southern Europe . In order to develop this network and the service offering, CEO Geert Pauwels introduced a regional business unit (BU) organization for the intermodal business of IFB, each BU headed by a newly appointed manager. This management, in combination with all IFB’s assets like its extensive network, local presence throughout Europe, terminals and wagon fleet and its focus on quality and service, will permit IFB to become a top 3 European player.
1 February 2011
– SNCB Logistics has today become operational as an autonomous company and rail operator. The SNCB Group has provided its new subsidiary with all the necessary means and resources to run freight trains in
and in neighbouring countries. This constitutes an essential step in the reorganisation of the SNCB freight activity. SNCB Logistics is a public limited company of private law and has a structure with its own national rail production, commercial subsidiaries (IFB and Xpedys) and international corridors. The group has a solid base to become profitable and competitive and to develop into an independent, efficient, international logistics concern.
SNCB Logistics will continue to call on SNCB for shunting operations, a part of the traction and the maintenance of the rolling stock.