Information published on 2 February 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 222.

Belgium: SNCB Logistics: Operational start as independent company and rail operator

SNCB Logistics has yesterday 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 Belgium 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.

(Source: SNCB Logistics)