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New entrants bring innovation and dynamism into the market.

ERFA represents new entrants and those who seek full liberalisation of the rail market. The Association covers the entire value chain of rail transportation:

  • Rail freight operators
  • Wagon keepers
  • Service providers
  • Forwarders
  • Passenger operators
  • National rail freight associations.

ERFA is also home to new entrants of the rail passenger sector who face the same challenges as freight operators vs. the incumbent, historic operators.


Ab Ovo

 

Ab Ovo
Contact: Willem Jan Groenewoud
Web: www.ab-ovo.com
Mail: willemjan.groenewoud@ab-ovo.com

Ab Ovo is an innovative business and software solutions provider. Ab Ovo is a key player in the field of logistics and even a market leader in the European rail industry.

Akiem

 

Akiem
Contact: Fabien Rochefort
Web: www.akiem.com
Mail: fabien.rochefort@akiem.com

Akiem, European leader for the rental of locomotives and associated services, is constantly evolving. Akiem is accelerating its development: the acquisition of new locomotives able to operate throughout Europe, and the deployment of a service platform. Attentive to the needs of the market, Akiem proposes solutions that respond to the specific challenges of each client in their rail traction projects. Acquired from major European producers, both for freight and passenger transport, the locomotives operate in 13 European countries!

Alpha Trains

 

Alpha Trains
Contact: Ms. Hedwige Van de Wyer
Web: www.alphatrains.eu
Mail: erna.vannuffel@alphatrains.eu

Alpha Trains is one of Europe’s leading locomotive and passenger train operating lessors, with offices in Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne, London and Madrid. The company manages a portfolio of > 370 diesel and electric locomotives, homologated for operation in 15 European countries.

Belgian Wagon Association

 

Belgian Wagon Association
Contact: Mr Vincent Bourgois
Web: www.bewag.be/
Mail: info@bewag.be

BeWag gathers keepers and users of railcars (Railways Undertakings), maintenance workshops, also several industrial companies.
BeWag is also an active Member of UIP. The association represents 25 members and 6000 wagons.
 

Bertschi

 

Bertschi
Contact: Dr Hans-Jörg Bertschi
Web: www.bertschi.com
Mail: hjb@bertschi.com

Bertschi AG is a pan-European logistics service provider mainly serving the chemical industry. The company operates in 22 European countries. In terms of turnover, it is the European market leader in intermodal transport of chemicals.

BLS Cargo

 

BLS Cargo
Contact: Mr. Dirk Stahl
Web: www.blscargo.ch
Mail: dirk.stahl@bls.ch

BLS Cargo is the corridor haulage provider on the central north-south axis through Switzerland. We operate from Switzerland and, together with our capable partners, are able to offer you complete service packages between the North Sea and the Mediterranean.

BRC (Bulgarian Railway Company)

 

BRC (Bulgarian Railway Company)
Contact: Ms. Nedyalka Raykova, Executive Director
Web: www.brc-bg.com
Mail: nraykova@brc-bg.com

“BULGARIAN RAILWAY COMPANY” AD (BRC), has been founded in 2004 with 100% private capital. The company is part of the group S.C.GRAMPET S.A – Bucharest, Romania. In 2005 BRC starts its activity as a railway operator, receiving national licence for performing freight transport services on the railway infrastructure of Republic of Bulgaria, by the Ministry of Transport. Since 2007 the licence has a European status. BRC is specialized in the transportation of dangerous goods in accordance with the provisions of RID, and owns a certificate for Entity in charge of maintenance, a safety certificate as well as ISO 9001 certificate.

Captrain

 

Captrain
Contact: Mr. Marcel de la Haye
Web: www.captrain.com
Mail: marcel.delahaye@captrain.de

Captrain is specialised for transport solutions on rail. Captrain’s comprehensive know-how is the basis for innovative and individual transports concepts. High performance locomotives, state-of-the-art wagon technology, service on train, shunting and infrastructure as well &s loading and unloading on site are tied into a custom-fit rail transport system – locally, regionally, Europe-wide.
Captrain is active in Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Benelux and operates via subsidiaries such as Captrain Benelux, Captrain Deutschland, Captrain Italia, Captrain Romania and Captrain UK. 

CRE

 

CRE
Contact: Mr. Frank Furrer
Web: www.cargoraileurope.com
Mail: f.furrer@cargoraileurope.com

Cargo Rail Europe represents companies in the shipping and logistic sectors, who transport goods by rail, truck, ship, pipeline and in all variations of combined transport and who make considerable investments in sidings, terminals, terminal facilities, trucks, freight wagons and traction. Our members are from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Austria and France. Our members are the customers of the transporters (rail transport companies, forwarding companies, road hauliers, etc.) and therefore the real stakeholders in freight transport and modal shift policy. They are the ones who ultimately pay the costs and fees, such as the Swiss Heavy Vehicle Fee (LSVA) of more than 1,200 million € annually.

Crossrail

 

Crossrail
Contact: Wilfried Schumacher
Web: www.crossrail.ch
Mail: wilfried.schumacher@crossrail.ch

Crossrail AG has its headquarters in Muttenz, Basel (CH) and 2 subsidiaries in Italy, Crossrail Italia S.r.l. and Belgium, Crossrail Benelux NV which belongs with 75% to the investment company Le Jeune Capital & Partners SA, CH and 25% to the Intermodal operator Hupac SA, CH. Crossrail focuses on rail traction for trans-alpine rail transport (I, D, B, F, NL).

Duisport Rail

 

Duisport Rail
Contact: Mr Thomas Schlipköther
Web: www.duisport.de
Mail: thomas.schlipkoether@duisport.de

Duisport Rail is a public-utility railroad company established in April 2001. The 100% subsidiary of Duisburger Hafen AG is a perfect link in transportation chains. Duisport Rail offers container services and the transportation of bulk cargo such as coal, steel products and chemicals as well as exclusive links and railroad connections.

ERS Railways

 

ERS Railways
Contact: Mr Frank Schuhholz
Web: www.ersrail.com
Mail: f.schuhholz@ersrail.com

European Rail Shuttle B.V. (ERS) was established in 1994 with the aim to transport containers throughout Europe. Today, ERS operates an extensive rail shuttle network in Continental Europe with more than 250 train departures per week, interlinking Rotterdam and the German seaports with around 20 destinations.

Europorte

 

Europorte
Contact: Mr François Coart
Web: www.europorte.com
Mail: Francois.coart@europorte.com

Europorte is the no. 3 rail freight operator in France and in the UK under the GBRf brand. It hauls trains on short and long distance including cross channel traffic. Europorte delivered innovative short lines and transport commissioning operations in cooperation with its customers. Europorte is also specialised in on site rail logistics on more than 30 sites including SEVESO 1 and 2 units. Europorte is also the infrastructure manager of all major sea and inland ports in France except Paris and Marseille.

FerCargo

 

FerCargo
Contact: Mr. Giuseppe Rizzi, Segretario Generale
Web: www.fercargo.net
Mail: giuseppe.rizzi@fercargo.net

FerCargo is an association composed by twelve private Railway undertakings that operate in rail freight market. The companies are: Captrain Italia, Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana, Crossrail, GTS Rail, Interporto Servizi Cargo, InRail, Nordcargo, OceanoGate Italia, Rail Italia, Rail Cargo Italia, Rail Traction Company and SBB Cargo Italia. FerCargo association was founded in January 2009. The companies members of FerCargo strongly support the railway liberalization process in Italy. FerCargo believes in entrepreneurship and efficiency as key elements for the recovery of higher rail share in freight transport. The association promotes all the initiatives able to develop rail freight in a free market environment.

Ferrmed

 

Ferrmed
Contact: Mr Joan Amorós
Web: www.ferrmed.com
Mail: secretairegeneral@ferrmed.com

FERRMED is a non-profit association set up by the private sector. It's aim is to enhance the European competitiveness by promoting the “FERRMED Standards”, the improvement of Ports and Airports connections with their respective hinterlands, the conception of Great Rail Freight Axis Scandinavia-Rhine-Rhone-Western Mediterranean, etc.

Freightliner

 

Freightliner
Contact: Mr Konstantin Skorik
Web: www.freightliner.co.uk
Mail: skorikk@freightliner.co.uk

Since privatisation in 1996, the Freightliner Group has developed into the leading independent rail freight operator in the UK active in intermodal and bulk cargo transportation. Today, Freightliner carries up to 3,000 intermodal containers per day and runs over 1,200 heavy haul trains per week. It operates also in Poland and Germany. It was the first rail freight operator to win the HSBC Rail Business Awards, Train Operator of the Year in 2006.

Hector Rail

 

Hector Rail
Contact: Mr Mats Nyblom
Web: www.hectorrail.com
Mail: mats.nyblom@hectorrail.com

Hector Rail AB is an independent line-haul provider, active in Scandinavia and Germany. Hector Rail currently operates about 10,000 train-kilometres each day. The company produces approximately 3.5 million train km / year in operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

Hupac

 

Hupac
Contact: Ms. Irmtraut Tonndorf
Web: www.hupac.ch
Mail: itonndorf@hupac.ch

Since its foundation in 1967, Hupac has become the leading intermodal transport operator through the Swiss Alps and one of the market leaders in Europe. The group comprises 10 companies based in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. The company is owned by around 100 shareholders.

IGTL

 

IGTL
Contact: Mr. Michal Przybylowicz
Web: www.igtl.pl
Mail: przybylowiczmichal@gmail.com

IGTL is the Polish Commercial Chamber of Land Transport. It represents all rail freight market actors, from railway undertakings to wagon keepers and more.

Interessengemeinschaft der    Bahnspediteure e.V. (IBS)

 

Interessengemeinschaft der    Bahnspediteure e.V. (IBS)
Contact: Mr Olaf Krüger
Web: www.ibs-ev.com
Mail: olaf.krueger@kuehne-nagel.com

To improve the framework conditions for forwarding sales and logistic services of European rail freight transport. To represent the interest of rail forwarders and of the rail as transport system at the European level. Founded in 1996 by 8 forwarders from Germany and Scandinavia. Today IBS represents 18 active and 53 associate Members from 10 EU countries.

LKW Walter Internationale Transportorganisation AG

 

LKW Walter Internationale Transportorganisation AG
Contact: Helmut EDER
Web: http://www.lkw-walter.at/de
Mail: eder@lkw-walter.com

Based in Austria, LKW Walter's core Business is the organisation of full truck loads by road and in Combined Transport throughout Europe and to/from Russia, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. A constantly increasing transport volume requires innovative transport solutions which reduce effects on climate change and cope with fluctuating fuel prices. Since 1984 LKW WALTER has carried out pioneering work in the development of Combined Transport by rail/road or in short sea shipping.

LTE

 

LTE
Contact: Mr Ing. Mag. Andreas Mandl
Web: www.lte.at
Mail: office@lte.at

In 2000 LTE Logistik- und Transport- GmbH was founded by the partners Porr Infrastruktur GmbH and Graz-Köflacher Eisenbahn GmbH. In 2001, LTE received the concession for supplying rail transportations in goods- and passenger traffic on narrow- and standard gauge. LTE has 2 subsidiaries in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic.

MEV

 

MEV
Contact: Mr Lutz Ludewig
Web: www.m-e-v.de
Mail: lutz.ludewig@m-e-v.de

MEV Eisenbahn-Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH with its registered office in Mannheim was founded in 1999. MEV has its own licence as a railway company for both cargo and passenger traffic, restricted to personnel, operational and engineering services. MEV offers a very broad range of rail-related services, from qualified railway operating staff for track-bound passenger and cargo traffic over training to the preparation and realisation of new and existing railway traffic as well as shunting and cargo-handling services.

Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen    e.V.

 

Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen    e.V.
Contact: Ms. Daniela Fieberg
Web: www.netzwerk-bahnen.de
Mail: fieberg@netzwerk-bahnen.de

The German association Netzwerk Privatbahnen (NP) represents the interests of private German rail freight operators as well as those of neighboring states. The members of NP generate a total of 75 % of the entire market share of all non-federal rail freight operators on the German network.

Ost-West Logistik

 

Ost-West Logistik
Contact: Mr Yuriy Maslikov
Tel: +43 676 3924366
Web: http://owln.eu/
Mail: yuriy.maslikov@owln.eu

MT Group S.A. is an international holding company offering full range of rail-freight transportation services. The company operates in the CIS, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Iran and China. MT Group S.A. manages 5200-unit wagon fleet and holds exclusive rights to organise freight transportation in 582 newly modernised platforms. 

P&O Ferrymasters

 

P&O Ferrymasters
Contact: Wim Blomme
Web: http://www.poferrymasters.com/
Mail: enquiries@pofm.com

P&O Ferrymasters is a leading European provider of tailor-made transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions. Its expertise, resources, extensive fleet and cutting edge technology enable P&O Ferrymasters to offer fast, reliable and environmentally friendly end-to-end transport services. With more than 20 offices across Europe, it turns logistics challenges into competitive advantages through intermodal, deep sea, warehousing and niche specialist services, including dangerous goods, high value, temperature-controlled and steel transportation.

Rail Freight Group

 

Rail Freight Group
Contact: Lord Tony Berkeley
Web: www.rfg.org.uk
Mail: tony@rfg.org.uk

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was formed in 1991 to represent the views of those involved with the rail freight industry that were not British Rail. Today, RFG has over 150 member companies, ranging from customers, logistics providers, suppliers, terminal operators, ports and freight train operating companies.

Regiojet

 

Regiojet
Contact: Jirí Schmidt, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board
Web: http://www.regiojet.cz/
Mail: jiri.schmidt@regiojet.cz

RegioJet is the first private train operator in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and launched its operations in September 2011. It operates international train connections between Prague (Czech Republic) and Košice (Slovakia). It also operates under public service obligation in Slovakia. RegioJet belongs to the STUDENT AGENCY group and is renowned for its superior service quality as it offers refreshment for passengers (coffee and tea free of charge), free press and wi-fi, onboard stewards, all at affordable and competitive prices. 

Rotterdam Rail Feeding

 

Rotterdam Rail Feeding
Contact: Mr Arnaud de Rade
Web: www.railfeeding.com
Mail: A.de.Rade@railfeeding.com

Genesee & Wyoming (GWI) owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the US, CAN, AUS, NL. It performs contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers and provides rail service at 15 ports in North America and, through its Rotterdam Rail Feeding subsidiary, in NL and B.

SAMSKIP Group

 

SAMSKIP Group
Contact: Mr Jens Holger Nielsen
Web: www.samskip.com/
Mail: Jens.Holger.Nielsen@samskip.com

Samskip is a globally active company offering transport and related services by land, sea, rail, inland waterways and air. Group revenue is 500+ M € shipping over 850.000 TEU annually. 1230 employees, of which 500 are in the € 350 M short sea and multimodal business. 650.000 TEU multimodal of which 1/3 involves or is pure rail. Samskip operates 55 offices in 23 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, North-and SOUTH America.
 

TOUAX RAIL

 

TOUAX RAIL
Contact: Mr. Jérôme Le Gavrian
Web: www.touax.com
Mail: jlegavrian@touax.com

TOUAX RAIL Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of TOUAX Group, is an operating lessor of rail freight wagons in Europe (n° 2 Lessor with 8700 intermodal rail freight platforms) with offices in Ireland, France, and Romania.
Since December 2011, TOUAX RAIL is Entity in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) certified. TOUAX RAIL is
active in North America with CFCL-TOUAX.
TOUAX Group is also an operating lessor of shipping containers (> 500.000 TEU, n°1 in continental
Europe), modular buildings, and river barges. 

Transachema

 

Transachema
Contact: Mrs Edita Gerasimoviene
Web: www.transachema.lt
Mail: e.gerasimoviene@transachema.lt

JSC Transachema was established in 1998 as a 100% subsidiary of Achemos grupe. The main activities of the company are transporting freight by railway, freight forwarding, the lease of transport vehicles, and the technical maintenance of rolling-stock. The company operates 5 locomotives and around 1000 private railway cars of various types.

VTG Rail Europe GmbH

 

VTG Rail Europe GmbH
Contact: Mr. Matthias Knuepling
Web: www.vtg.com
Mail: matthias.knuepling@vtg.com

VTG Aktiengesellschaft is a leading global wagon hire and rail logistics company. With its headquarters in Hamburg, the group owns the largest private fleet of rail freight cars in Europe and possesses more than 80,000 wagons worldwide. In addition to the hire services, VTG organizes rail freight transports as well as global transports of liquids in tank containers, which can be forwarded by rail, road or ship.

Westbahn

 

Westbahn
Contact: Dr. Erich Forster, Chief Executive Officer
Web: www.westbahn.at
Mail: ef@westbahn.at

WESTbahn is the first private operator in the Austrian long-distance passenger rail-market. WESTbahn launched its operations in December 2011 and is providing an hourly long distance open access service on Austria´s East-West-Line between Vienna and Salzburg. 2014 the production level will be roughly 3,5 million train kilometers. The company stays for highest punctuality, personal customer relationship by friendly and helpful stewards (up to 8 stewards per train), affordable prices, simple and generous booking conditions, maximum fairness in customer treatment as well as comfortable low-floor-double deck trains with leather-seats for all passengers, free Wi-Fi for all passengers, 4 bistros and a specialized coach for families and PRM in each train. WESTbahn offers a smoker lounge with special adopted pressure conditions to secure non-smokers in the trains.

Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo GmbH

 

Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo GmbH
Contact: Mr Christian Hann
Web: http://www.wlb-cargo.at
Mail: christian.hann@wlb.at

Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo GmbH is operating block trains from Austria to several countries in Europe. Daily connections to harbours Rotterdam, Hamburg, Duisburg, Koper. Portfolio: container traffic (dedicated trains for our clients), paper, automotive, products of wood, steel, mineral oil and chemical products.

ZNPK

 

ZNPK
Contact: Mr Michal Litwin
Tel: +48 515 00 44 18
Web: www.znpk.org
Mail: michal.litwin@znpk.org

The Federation of  Independent Rail Operators (ZNPK) was established in June 2009. It is an association of managers of railway transport and logistical undertakings. Its aim is to promote the optimal model of the ownership structure of railway infrastructure and regulation of the rail market, promoting liberalization and increasing the competitiveness of rail freight market.