SNCF Logistics has regrouped its five rail freight forwarding subsidiaries, Ecorail, Ermechem, Ermefret, Captrain Solutions and Captrain UK into a single entity. FORWARDIS, the new entity, aims to offer simpler access to rail, finding the best solutions in continental Europe and managing all resources for the delivery of end-to-end transport services.
With annual revenues of more than €200 million and about 100 employees, FORWARDIS operates in three main markets: liquid bulk and hazardous materials (chemicals, gas, petroleum products, etc.), solid bulk (agricultural and construction products, waste, etc.) and industrial and manufactured goods.
Offering 100% rail services (block trains, wagon load or isolated wagon), or multimodal offers with responsibility that can be expanded to include the entire supply chain (river transport, road, freight handling, containers, goods wagon management, administrative and customs formalities, etc.)
“The creation of FORWARDIS is an additional asset for increasing access to rail and capturing new markets”, stated Sylvie Charles, General Manager of SNCF Logistics Rail and Intermodal Business Unit.