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The strategic focus of DB Schenker is on the creation of end-to-end service offers on the European rail corridors. While the North-South connections have been operating without problems, we have been quite engaged for some time in efforts along the East-West corridor. The acquisitions of EWS, a British rail freight transport company and its French subsidiary, ECR, as well as Transfesa, a Spanish rail freight forwarder, cover the most important European markets. At the same time, we are working very hard on linking them to the East.
In the public debate, it is frequently maintained that single wagonload traffic (EV) is in need of urgent and comprehensive reorganisation. There are many and diverse reasons for that claim. On the one hand, the direct competition with road haulage leads to enormous pressure on prices, especially since the enlargement of the EU to the east. On the other hand, the operators of single wagonload traffic are also faced with increasing costs for energy, train paths and infrastructure.
Efficient and effective vehicle maintenance is a key competitive factor for any railway undertaking operating freight rail services. To this end maintenance must be consistently geared towards operations. Flexibility in respect of time and location, quality and ideal cost structures are success factors that bring about the most efficient use of vehicles. Thanks to its long-standing experience, area-wide service network and high capacity levels, Railion is in a position to offer these success factors to all railway undertakings operating rail freight services.
The increasing change in traffic towards rail, the opening of the market in European railway traffic and the increasing responsibility for providers of railways make heavy demands on the quality and the availability of the rail infrastructure. Effective and efficient maintenance concepts are sought after more than ever. New ways, innovative processes and technical solutions […]
The Nürnberg-München line via Ingolstadt was entered in the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan in 1985. The regional planning procedure got underway in July 1989 and in May 1992 the statutory public enquiry for the new-build project was initiated by what was then still Deutsche Bundesbahn. As from 1994, DB Netz AG took this work on.
Observers in the logistics business, as well as in the media, have broadly interpreted the recent Railion strategy as an example of single-dimension expansion motivation. Such critics, however, have failed to perceive that the primary intention of Railion in this context is to develop international rail cargo transport throughout the relevant markets in such a way as to enhance competitiveness. At the same time, of course, Railion intends to secure and expand its own volume of business. The growing Eastern European transport market can serve as a prime example to illustrate the fact that Railion is pursuing a number of different approaches here, in accordance with the respective market constellations.
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