Luxembourg: Diversification and collaboration essential for success
12 February 2014 • Author(s): Marc Polini, Chief Executive Officer, CFL cargo
Since its creation in October 2006, CFL cargo has focused development on its strategic position at the heart of Europe. In December of the same year, even before the liberalisation of the European rail freight market, CFL cargo moved beyond the borders of Luxembourg by launching a transport of coils between Florange in France and Bettembourg in Luxembourg. Today, CFL cargo trains run in all directions – north, south, east and west. The action radius of the young rail freight operator from Luxembourg currently extends from Antwerp all the way to Istanbul, from Stockholm to Perpignan and beyond.
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In collaboration with its subsidiaries CFL cargo Danmark, CFL cargo Deutschland, CFL cargo Sverige and CFL cargo France, as well as with sister-company CFL Multimodal, CFL cargo continuously strengthens its connections with the main industrial regions and the principal European ports.
In a European rail freight market still characterised by a lack of standardisation, a multisystem fleet and a multinational workforce represent a significant competitive advantage when operating cross-border trains involving several countries. In addition, if the optimal solution to a customer’s transportation needs includes a local provider, CFL cargo partners up with other rail freight companies. CFL cargo’s strength is its ability to provide a single point of contact for its customers for all countries involved and in all areas of rail freight: its dynamic team, in addition to its reliable and efficient locomotive and wagon fleet, enables the company to provide high-quality regional and international transport services.
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