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Press release - Laurence Zenner appointed CEO of CFL cargoPress release - Laurence Zenner appointed CEO of CFL cargoAppointment of new CFL cargo CEO effective January 1st 2018Luxembourg, 13 October 2017 – Pursuant to today’s decision of the CFL cargo Board of Directors, Laurence ZENNER has been appointed CEO of CFL cargo, effective January 1st 2018. She will succeed to Marc POLINI, who is taking retirement. Laurence ZENNER holds a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Liège (ULg) and has more than 22 years of experience, 18 of which in the rail industry. She started her career as Research & Development Engineer with a manufacturer of steel buildings and joined the CFL Group in 1999, where she held different responsibilities in the area of fixed installations. Managing the Infrastructure department from 2012 to 2014, Laurence Zenner was appointed General Secretary in March 2014 and also took over the role of Quality Manager of the CFL Group in April 2016. Aged 46, Laurence ZENNER is married and has two children.“I am ready to take up this new and great challenge of contributing to the development of the freight activities. I have always been passionate about all aspects of the railway domain and of logistics,” explains the future CEO of CFL cargo.Marc WENGLER, CEO of CFL Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CFL cargo, expresses his confidence in this decision “Thanks to her long experience in the rail industry, Laurence will be able to give a new impulse to the activities of CFL cargo, which operates in a highly competitive environment and faces many technological changes.”About CFL cargoCFL cargo was created by the merger of the freight division of CFL (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois) and the internal transport department of the Luxembourg production sites of ArcelorMittal.With more than 500 employees and a fleet of about 80 locomotives and 3000 wagons, CFL cargo offers a broad range of customer-oriented services, including regional and international freight transport, wagon rental, full train formation, waybill issuing as well as rail freight wagon maintenance.Together with its subsidiaries – CFL cargo Deutschland, CFL cargo Danmark, CFL cargo Sverige, CFL cargo France and CFL technics (formerly Ateliers de Pétange) –CFL cargo operates on the main European North-South and East-West routes.​Media contactJulie BÜCHLERResponsable CommunicationTel + 352 691 981 212julie.buchler@cfl-mm.luwww.cfl-mm.lu10/12/2017 10:00:00 PM
Information: Monthly check of alarm system Information: Monthly check of alarm system The regular check of the alarm system of the intermodal terminal takes place every first Tuesday of the month at 13:00.As part of the Internal Emergency Plan of the Intermodal Terminal, a regular check of the siren system is conducted every 1st Tuesday of the month around 1300 (+/- 15 minutes).As a reminder, this test is done in order to check the operation of the sirens but also to accustom the personnel and all parties concerned to the warning sirens.​9/4/2017 10:00:00 PM
Collective agreement for the CFL cargo groupCollective agreement for the CFL cargo groupSignature of the collective agreement for the CFL cargo group​​The collective agreement of the CFL cargo group was signed on Thursday by the management and representatives of the trade unions OGBL, LCGB, FNCTTFEL-Landesverband and FCPT-SYPROLUX.Press release FR - DE​ 7/26/2017 10:00:00 PM
Press release - Extension of the combined train networkPress release - Extension of the combined train networkCFL multimodal rolls out a new connection between Zeebrugge - Bettembourg - NancyBettembourg, 17 July 2017 – CFL multimodal expands its combined train network as of May, the group operates a new line Zeebrugge - Bettembourg - Nancy in partnership with Transports Vigneron.CFL multimodal, in partnership with Transports Vigneron, has launched a new rail line linking the Britanniadock in Zeebrugge (BE) to the Champigneulles terminal in Nancy (FR) with a stop at the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange (LU), thus enabling connections to Lyon (FR), Le Boulou (FR) and Trieste (IT).This new line has been operational since 15 May 2017 with 3 round-trips per week between Zeebrugge and Nancy. A frequency increase to 5 round-trips per week is planned by the end of the year.The trains are open to semi-trailers, swap bodies and 20' to 45' containers. Transit times between the Zeebrugge and Nancy terminals is 24 hours. The rail lines departing from Zeebrugge via the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange also enable connections to Lyon, Le Boulou (at the French-Spanish border) and Trieste, with continuation to Turkey.In addition, the UK and Scandinavian markets can be reached via sea, departing from Britanniadock in Zeebrugge.This new rail link expands the CFL multimodal combined transport network between Spain, France, Turkey, the UK and Scandinavia.​About CFL multimodalThe brand name CFL multimodal stands for a global service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 13 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal remains a locally anchored partner, always in close contact with the customers. Luxembourg's leading intermodal transport provider offers a broad, high-quality and personalised service portfolio combined and conventional rail freight, wagon maintenance and repairs, customs clearance, as well as forwarding and logistics services. The ideal geographic location of the intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange at the heart of Europe positions CFL multimodal and its 1,200 employees as a central logistics hub, offering regular long distance connections to the ports of the North Sea as well as the Baltic Sea, and Southern Europe.​ContactJulie BUCHLER, head of communicationsTel + 352 621 981 121julie.buchler@cfl-mm.lu7/16/2017 10:00:00 PM
Press release - Containerland was a great success!Press release - Containerland was a great success!Containerland - the inauguration of the new Bettembourg-Dudelange terminal - was a great success! ​Bettembourg, July 12, 2017 - Over the course of four days, more than 12,000 visitors had the opportunity to discover the new intermodal terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange. Welcome to Containerland there was something for every taste and every age group.The festivities began with the inauguration ceremony on Friday 7 July, in the presence of HRH the Grand Duke, Mars Di Bartolomeo, President of the Chambre des Députés​, Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Economy, François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Mayors of Dudelange, Dan Biancalana, and of Bettembourg, Laurent Zeimet.On Saturday morning, nearly 2,500 inhabitants of the communes Bettembourg and Dudelange had the chance to be among the first to discover the terminal. The afternoon activities were dedicated to employees of the CFL Group and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, as well as their families.More than 7,000 people had registered for Sunday's Porte Ouverte. Many families visited the 33ha site, the equivalent of 45 football stadiums. The terminal tour by bus, the discovery of the job-village and the infotainment area attracted the attention of the many visitors who also enjoyed the summer atmosphere and various other activities.The festivities concluded with nearly 700 pupils from different secondary schools in Luxembourg this Monday morning. Their visit was mainly devoted to the presentation of the more than 100 different jobs at the CFL group.The Containerland event was a real success for the CFL group, which for the first time opened the doors of its terminal to explain its activities, mainly to promote multimodal logistics, to both companies and the general public.​About CFL multimodalThe brand name CFL multimodal stands for a global service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 13 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal remains a locally anchored partner, always in close contact with the customers. Luxembourg's leading intermodal transport provider offers a broad, high-quality and personalised service portfolio combined and conventional rail freight, wagon maintenance and repairs, customs clearance, as well as forwarding and logistics services. The ideal geographic location of the Bettembourg terminal at the heart of Europe positions CFL multimodal and its 1,200 employees as a central logistics hub, offering regular long distance connections to the ports of the North Sea as well as the Baltic Sea, and Southern Europe.​ContactJulie BUCHLER, head of communicationsTel + 352 621 981 121julie.buchler@cfl-mm.lu​7/11/2017 10:00:00 PM
Press release - Official inauguration of the new intermodal terminal Bettembourg-DudelangePress release - Official inauguration of the new intermodal terminal Bettembourg-DudelangeThe new intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange was inaugurated in the presence of H.R.H Grand Duke Henri and other dignitaries. Bettembourg, 7th July 2017 – The CFL Group has celebrated the official inauguration of the new intermodal terminal Bettembourg-Dudelange in the presence of HRH the Grand Duke Henri, Mars Di Bartolomeo, President of the Chambre des Députés, Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and François Bausch, Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures. The new platform aims to become a European logistics hub, connecting the industry of Luxembourg to the main European ports and economic centres.Mr Jeannot Waringo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CFL, launched the ceremony by welcoming His Royal Highness and the guests. Mr Waringo then presented the evolution of the CFL Freight activities and the political framework to the 350 guests.Mr Marc Wengler, General Director of CFL, continued by presenting the current situation and the perspectives of the CFL Freight activities, highlighting among others the advantages of using alternative transport modes to the road in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Rail transport for example emits seven times less CO2 than road transport. Minister Bausch highlighted the following during his speech “Given the possibilities of the new multimodal platform for Luxembourg, the country is playing a precursor role in Europe. Luxembourg is taking a different approach to the future than other countries. We are not basing our development on gigaliners but rather on the transfer of freight onto trains, not by going against the road but by collaborating with transport by road and by waterways.”Next, Mr Etienne Schneider took the floor “CFL multimodal’s intermodal terminal provides Luxembourg with yet another high-performing infrastructure that contributes to our international reputation as an efficient logistics platform. The economic development of the Grand Duchy and its attractiveness for industrial investors are supported by a sustainable and high-value-added logistics service offering. These services are vital to industrial companies settled in our country and thanks to the intermodal terminal they can rely more on rail transport.”His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri cut the ribbon, in the presence of the dignitaries and the management board of CFL. This was followed by a guided tour of the new terminal, in which all guests participated with great interest. The delegation also toured the job-village, presenting the different jobs of the CFL Group in an educational manner.The new terminal has a surface of 33 ha, 4 combined rail tracks and 2 rail motorway platforms, each 700 metres long, and was the biggest construction site in Luxembourg under one single project owner.After two and a half years of construction, the intermodal terminal is now ready to meet the challenge of the modal transfer and to contribute to the promotion of combined transport in Europe. With its ideal geographic and its efficient combined train network, the new international hub is enabling the consolidation of multimodal transport flows within Europe and beyond. This strategy adheres entirely to the national objective to develop the logistics sector.The official inauguration will be followed by a Porte Ouverte event on Sunday 9th of July, to present the new terminal to the general public. Photo legend (from left to right)Fraenz Benoy, Managing Director of CFL multimodal; Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy; François Bausch, Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures; HRH the Grand Duke Henri; Jeannot Waringo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CFL; Marc Wengler, General Director of CFL. About CFL multimodalThe brand name CFL multimodal stands for a global service provider, covering the entire logistics chain. With 13 companies in 6 European countries, CFL multimodal remains a locally anchored partner, always in close contact with the customers. Luxembourg‘s leading intermodal transport provider offers a broad, high-quality and personalised service portfolio combined and conventional rail freight, wagon maintenance and repairs, customs clearance, as well as forwarding and logistics services. The ideal geographic location of the Bettembourg terminal at the heart of Europe positions CFL multimodal and its 1,200 employees as a central logistics hub, offering regular long distance connections to the ports of the North Sea as well as the Baltic Sea, and Southern Europe.ContactJulie BUCHLER, head of communicationsTel + 352 621 981 121julie.buchler@cfl-mm.lu7/6/2017 10:00:00 PM