In 2008, all companies that are active in the freight division of SNCB, were combined in one integrated group, the SNCB freight group. The purpose was to join the strengths and complementary activities of the member-companies under one strong structure with the same clear mission of offering more client-oriented services, with improved quality, productivity and cost-efficiency. In 2009, the SNCB freight group was finalised and was called SNCB Logistics. In 2011 SNCB Logistics nv/sa became an independent company and freight operator. The aim of SNCB Logistics is indeed to provide stronger, broader and higher-grade rail services to customers in a liberalised European market.
SNCB Logistics has the organisational capacities, the know-how, the geographical position, and the assets to become a solid provider of complete rail freight solutions in Europe. Moreover, our people have the focus and drive to be among the best in the rail industry.
Your customer oriented specialists
The commercial subsidiaries within SNCB Logistics are the unique client contacts. The subsidiaries are IFB for container transport and as terminal operator, and Xpedys for transport of conventional goods (dry bulk, metals, industrial and consumer goods). They operate in different market segments and offer their customers a large variety of high-quality rail and door-to-door services. Each company has expert teams of Business Unit Managers whose primary goal is total customer satisfaction. Besides offering rail transport solutions, they focus on last mile operations and fleet management.
SNCB Logistics handles the production of the train transport in Belgium and in the surrounding countries. In France, OSR France (member of SNCB Logistics) has a licence as rail operator. For international transports within Europe, SNCB Logistics has concluded partnership agreements with solid, respected companies such as DB Schenker Rail, ECR, SBB Cargo and others. Furthermore the group has participations in a number of international corridor companies (Cobra, Sibelit), together with the main European rail operators, in order to offer qualitative and cost-efficient cross-border rail transport all over Europe.
Improved quality and productivity
To ensure the quality of its services over the entire logistics chain, SNCB Logistics has implemented quality control systems at all levels of its organisation. At the same time, it has made substantial investments in IT systems to further improve vital services such as tracing and tracking, transport planning, contracting, financial management and communications.