Lineas continues to focus on Germany
24 September 2018
Launch of local Operations Center in Mainz
Brussels, 24 September 2018 – In view of the importance of the German market to Lineas’ Green Xpress Network, the company is expanding its operations in Germany with the opening of an Operations Center in Mainz.
Lineas already has an office with commercial and operational teams in Mainz, a strategic location in the Rotterdam – Antwerp – Rhine/Ruhr region triangle, where 40% of the European chemical industry is located. The new Operations Center in Mainz will monitor the 200 or so Lineas trains that travel in and through Germany every week and will meet the demand from the German and European market for an even more direct local point of contact.
20 March 2018
New destination in Green Xpress Network: Lyon Xpress
Given the growing success of the Green Xpress Network, Lineas, one of Europe’s largest private freight forwarders, is expanding this network further. This week, the company launched the Lyon Xpress, a new, direct rail product with high frequency and reliability between Lyon and Antwerp. Thanks to a combination of products from the GXN network, cargoes from Lyon can be rapidly sent on their way to the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, etc. and vice-versa. The Lyon Xpress benefits also from a connexion with the area Fos/Marseille; this enables an improved access to the industrial sites located around the “Etang de Berre”. This new product will undoubtedly constitute a further step towards the modal shift – the mission of Lineas.
International Railway Journal
11 January 2018
Lineas strives to take loads of the road!
Geert Pauwels talks to Keith Barrow of International Railway Journal. While rail freight operators can adapt their offer to attract companies that are currently reliant on road haulage, Lineas' CEO argues that modal shift to rail will at best be minimal without the support of policymakers and infrastructure managers. There are four elements we need for change.
New years message Geert Pauwels
09 January 2018
Trade magazine Flows publishes new year's messages from prominent people in the logistics sector. The author looks forward to the coming year. This is what Lineas' CEO Geert Pauwels wrote.