SBB Cargo International News

March 13th, 2017

Rail freight contributes to a cleaner environment

In 2016 SBB Cargo International saved a total of around 830,000 tonnes of CO2 – thus avoiding some 1.2 million road haulage journeys. 

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January 30th, 2017

Long-term rental of 18 Siemens Vectron locomotives

Traffic growth, competition intensity and the new level-track rail route following the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel call for new multisystem locomotives for international, transalpine rail freight services.SBB Cargo International's solution is to rent 18 Siemens Vectron multisystem locomotives for 15 years.

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November 30th, 2016

SBB Cargo International founds train drivers’ academy

As of 1 October 2016, SBB Cargo International is founding a training and services company known as Lokführer-Akademie ("train drivers' academy"). In doing so, the railway undertaking is taking steps to counter the general shortage of drivers.

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October 19th, 2016

Changes in the management team of SBB Cargo International AG

Edmund Prokschi, Head of Sales and Product Development at SBB Cargo International, has decided of his own accord to end his professional career in 2017 so that he can devote himself to his family and private activities.

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October 10th, 2016

ISO conformity confirmed for SBB Cargo International

Between 3 and 7 October, SBB Cargo International was audited by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS).

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August 31st, 2016

German consensus: 90 percent want more freight to go by rail!

Nine out of ten citizens think that switching traffic from road to rail is "very important" or "important", in order to relieve roads, residents and the environment from the consequences of the growth in truck transport.

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August 2nd, 2016

A positive outcome: the first scheduled train journeys through the Gotthard Base Tunnel

The first scheduled freight trains travelled through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel in the night from 21-22 July 2016.

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