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We transport your goods safely and efficiently from the North Sea ports to Italy

From road to rail – this is the philosophy with which SBB Cargo International successfully operates on the north-south corridor every day. By continuously shifting thousands of net tonnes of goods every week, we are doing pioneering work in freight transport.

Our company operates block trains for operators and freight forwarders from loading point to unloading point or from terminal to terminal. As a subsidiary of SBB and market leader in the north-south corridor through the Swiss Alps, we connect the North Sea ports with the most important economic hubs in Italy, thus offering our customers a seamless freight transport solution. In addition, we do selected domestic traffic (Switzerland / Germany / Italy), too.

What sets us apart?
We are international, innovative, operate from terminal to terminal with the most modern interoperable locomotives and work as a one-stop shop for our costumer, centralised in Olten (CH).

But we do not only take care of your standardised regular traffic: we also offer spot trains. Efficient, customer-oriented and according to your needs.

We look forward to your request!

Range of Services offered by SBB Cargo International

Rail freight transport consists of combined transport, conventional block trains and single wagonload transport. As SBB Cargo International, we offer our customers both combined transport and conventional block trains.

For single wagonload traffic in Switzerland, please contact SBB Cargo AG.

Combined Transport

Combined transport is a form of intermodal freight transport in which loading units such as truck semitrailers, containers and swap bodies are transported in pre- or onward carriage to rail by road or water.

«Rola» – Rolling Highway

The Rolling Highway «Rola» is a form of accompanied combined transport by rail. In short: a train on which road vehicles are transported.

Special low-floor wagons are used for the Rola. The drivers travel comfortably in additionally attached accompanying carriages (sleeping cars).

Conventional Block Trains

Conventional block trains are trains used to transport bulk cargo such as gravel or chemicals. We also transport new cars in this category.

Spot Traffic (ad hoc)

Do you have sporadic transports or are you unable to commit to a specific traffic day months in advance

A challenging starting position for us as your service provider – but a challenge we are happy to face!

Service from a Single Source

Our offer is based on the requirements of the ports, transshipment terminals and providers in combined transport.

Specialised teams are at your disposal around the clock. They are happy to provide you with information regarding our quotation, the transport monitoring and the delivery of the goods at the destination.

  • simple and attractive freight transport between the North Sea and Italy
  • efficient, attractive rates, flexible, environmentally friendly
  • planning and operating from one source
  • many years of experience in north-south traffic
  • Swiss precision 365 days a year

Start your request

We are happy to develop new products and reliable railway connections together with you.


Our locomotives

Our locomotives in modern design bring your goods safely and reliably to their destination.

Jobs & Careers

It is our aim to promote the skills of our employees in the interest of the company in a future and success-oriented manner. For this purpose we are looking for committed personalities.