The new company established by SBB Cargo and Hupac has commenced operations. SBB Cargo International, the specialist in intermodal transport and block trains on the European north-south corridor, has been running since the beginning of the year.
Since the beginning of this year, freight trains in international transit have been travelling under the banner of SBB Cargo International. European intermodal operator Hupac’s 25 percent stake in the new company has been legally finalised. The new company will further intensify and exploit the existing decades-long partnership between the two companies. The aim is to jointly establish and develop a lean, neutral traction company that is close to its market. SBB Cargo International has its own production companies in Germany and Italy.
The new company’s primary customers are intermodal operators. Its offering is geared to large customers who rely on lean and efficient rail haulage that offers Swiss precision on both intermodal and conventional block train services. Apart from operators, these include railfreight and other railway companies and companies with sufficient volume to fill entire trains, such as steel producers. SBB Cargo International also runs international RAlpin piggyback trains.