Information published on 18 May 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 185.

Eurotunnel: Pascal Sainson appointed Chairman of Europorte, the holding company for Eurotunnel’s five rail freight subsidiaries

Pascal Sainson, currently Director of Operations at the Channel Tunnel, has been appointed Chairman of Europorte, the holding company for Eurotunnel’s five rail freight subsidiaries, with effect from 17 May 2010.

The holding of Europorte is composed on the one side of the ex French subsidiaries of Veolia Cargo which were acquired by the company on 30th November 2009 and on the other side by Europorte Channel, (Europorte 2 now called Europorte Channel was the first private operator to have obtained a European rail freight operator’s licence in France). Europorte comprises five subsidiaries: Europorte France, Europorte Channel, Europorte Link, Europorte Proximité and SOCORAIL. Europorte provides a wide range of services: national and international rail traction, local services on secondary lines and industrial services (managing branch lines, infrastructure maintenance and wagon loading and unloading).