Single Safety Certificate for Sweden and Denmark successfully renewed
Troisdorf, 12 January 2023 – TX Logistik AB, the Swedish subsidiary of the German TX Logistik AG, will be operating in Denmark and Sweden with a new Single Safety Certificate. In the successful re-certification, the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) confirmed to the company, which belongs to Mercitalia Logistics (FS Italiane Group), that it fulfils all legal requirements for safe railway operations in both countries. The new certificate has a term of five years and is valid until the beginning of December 2027.
In the course of the renewal, TX Logistik AB had the previously valid A and B certificate for Sweden and the B certificate for Denmark converted into a single safety certificate for both countries. The ERA certificate, which is valid without restriction, also authorises the transport of dangerous goods. Furthermore, TX Logistik is one of only three freight railways allowed to operate on the Öresund Bridge in Sweden.
TX Logistik started the complex preparations for re-certification in December 2021. The core element of the work, for which management and employees invested a total of more than 3,200 working hours, was the conversion to a process-oriented safety management system.
With the new Single Safety Certificate, TX Logistik is also setting the course for further growth − both on the north-south axis and domestic in Sweden. The company is already one of the most important providers of intermodal rail freight transport in Sweden. For example, on the route between Trelleborg, Malmö and Eskilstuna, an open train system is operated with seven round trips per week. TX Logistik transports foodstuffs between Bro (near Stockholm) and Malmö in ten round trips per week for the retail chain Coop, and a block train connection is operated as a company train for Walter trucks between Trelleborg and Eskilstuna with three round trips per week. In addition, traction services are provided for the Scandinavian part of the route within the framework of European TX relations, for example the intermodal connection from Duisburg via Padborg and Malmö to Katrineholm.
In January 2023, TX Logistik will launch a completely new intermodal connection between the Port of Stockholm Norvik and the terminal in Eskilstuna. This is the rail logistics provider’s response to the growing demand for freight transport by rail from the logistics region around Eskilstuna. The plan is to operate the approximately 100-kilometre route five times a week.
About TX Logistik AG
TX Logistik was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company and maintains an efficient European network with connections in eleven countries. The company has subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden as well as local office in Italy. In its Intermodal and Rail Freight divisions, TX Logistik develops comprehensive rail solutions for continental and maritime traffic as well as tailor-made concepts for conventional freight. With around 650 employees and 8.6 billion tonne kilometres, the company generated annual sales of 253 million euros in 2021. Since January 2017, TX Logistik has been wholly owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.
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