19 September 2018

No. 2 in Intermodal Transport

Recent reports of the Office of Railway Transport confirm the further development of Captrain Polska, once again showing an increase in market share to 1.6% by transport performance. However, the most satisfying is the fact of being number 2 in Poland in terms of transported weight and transport performance in intermodal transports. The increase in the intermodal market share to 12% makes Captrain Polska one of the leaders in this sector.

12 September 2018

Another TRAXX in the Hands of Captrain Polska

The Captrain Polska’s fleet is strengthened by the 6th TRAXX locomotive purchased from AKIEM, a member of the joint SNCF group. In addition to the Bombardier locomotives, Captrain Polska has 13 EU07 electric locomotives, and the entire fleet consists of a total of 30 electric and diesel locomotives.

18 August 2016

The signing of agreements and the start of cooperation with the Lithuanian Railways

In early August, as the fourth carrier company in our country, Captrain Poland signed a cooperation agreement with the Lithuanian Railways. This agreement allows us and our new partner to implement joint transport in the following directions: Poland - Lithuania - Poland, extending the possibility of providing transport services in the northeastern corridor.

Taking advantage of the newly created opportunity, in August we made the first train transport from France through Germany and Poland to Lithuania. The transport for a very demanding customer - the French Army - went quickly, smoothly and without any issues. The photos from the implementation of this project can be found in our gallery.

03 July 2016

Presentation of the rolling stock in Rzepin

During this year's Days of Rzepin, along with the Association of Renovation the TY 51-37 Locomotive, Captrain Poland was the co-organizer and exhibitor during a presentation which took place at the railway station in Rzepin. As part of this event we presented our three locomotives: the modern E186-265, the strong diesel BR232-09, and the popular EU07-327. Visitors were able to see the locomotives from the outside, but also explore their interiors, talk to our employees about the hardware as well as discuss the work of engine drivers. Captrain Poland also dealt with the presentation of the part of the exhibition "on wheels" along the station's rails. The photos taken during the event can be found in our gallery.

14 June 2016

Transport of intermodal trains

We are pleased to inform that Captrain Poland joined the group of transport companies performing shipments for PCC Intermodal S.A. - One of the biggest Polish intermodal operators. Captrain Poland and PCC Intermodal signed a cooperation agreement on railway transport with an estimated value of PLN 38.1 million in force from 13th June 2016 to 31st March 2018. This agreement defines the principles of cooperation applicable when performing regular and occasional railway transport as part of the networks of national and international intermodal connections offered by PCC Intermodal. The subject of transport is intermodal transport units, including containers that comply with the requirements of ISO and High Cube type containers. The basic directions supported within the framework of the established cooperation are routes from Kutno to Brzeg Dolny, Gliwice and Dębica.

The cooperation with PCC Intermodal started in 2015 and from the beginning of 2016 the transported quantities were gradually increased so that in April 2016 they could reach the level of approx. 30 trains per week. This was due to a change of Captrain Poland's cooperation strategy and long-term preparation to handle the most demanding segments of the rail market. The signing of the agreement in June 2016 confirms our staff's high qualifications and organizational skills, and the highest quality services. We appreciate the confidence and trust, and we are confident that further development of the cooperation, measured by the number of active connections, will be of benefit to both parties.

30 March 2016

Permission to use the transit procedure on paper (CIM bill of lading)

After a positive verification of our documentation by the Customs Office, on 29.03.2016 Captrain Poland Sp. z o.o. received the necessary permission and was added to the list of railway transport companies authorized to use rail bills of lading as transit declarations. This permission allows to release our company from filing security on transport in the transit procedure.

10 March 2016

Winning new markets

Since the beginning of 2016 Captrain Polska have started a regular international transports for oil company TOTAL Deutschland GmbH. . With this new agreement, we have proven our ability to meet the highest standards and requirements of the oil industry. This is another step in the direction of a continuous growth of transport in this sector.

11 August 2015

The first train with rails reached Sarajevo

We are pleased to inform that the first train carrying 750 tons of 120-meter rails realized at the request of ArcelorMittal Poland arrived to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Along the way, it passed through 6 countries and was operated by 7 carriers (the picture shows the departure of the train from the Magyarbóly station in the direction of Croatia). This transportation would certainly not be a success if it was not for good cooperation between employees of Captrain Polska and our partner - CER Holding, responsible for the train in Southern Europe. The train was the first of several trips to Sarajevo carried out between July and August 2015. We hope that this transportation will open the way for further transportation orders carried out to the countries of Southern Europe.

06 August 2015

First train with steel pipes for Vallourec Deutschland

Thanks to the movements made for Vallourec Deutschland company, organized together with TWE Bahnbetriebs which belongs to the Captrain Deutschland group, steel pipes joined to the scope of products transported by Captrain Polska. The first train with this product during a few days went through the route from Saint Saulve in France to Raciborz. We hope that this is just the beginning of transports made by Captrain Polska for the company Vallourec on Polish territory. More pictures of this transport you can find in our photo gallery.

02 April 2015

Visit our stand at the Transport Logistic Fair

Dear Clients, according to tradition, the European transport industry meets in Munich during the world's largest logistics, mobility and supply chain management fair on May 5-8, 2015. The Captrain group plans to participate in this event once again, as the field of freight transport has an important place at the Transport Logistic fair. We cordially invite you to visit our stand no. 233/334 in Hall B5.

From in-company railway transport to international traction services - Captrain offers custom concepts for railway transport. Through innovation and creative ideas, we develop the best solutions for our Clients. Personal contact and understanding of needs are of special importance in the process. Take the advantage of a direct conversation and visit our stand. Employees of Captrain Poland will wait for you!

See you in Munich!

22 March 2015

The first unloading of a 120-meter rail at Siedlce and Międzyrzecz Podlaski stations

On March 17 and 18, Captrain Poland and its partners from Germany conducted a test unloading of a 120-meter rail at Siedlce and Międzyrzecz Podlaski stations. The unloading was carried out with the use of a specialist system, which increases the safety of employees and minimizes the risk of rail damage to a great extent. It has been successfully used in Western Europe for many years. The device can be used to unload both inside and outside of the track, and provides an option to re-load a rail to cars. We are confident that its broad capabilities, versatility and safety improvement will soon become a standard in the Polish railway network. This is evidenced by the strong interest of our Clients, who see the advantages of the system under tests and want to modernize the unloading process of long rails.

09 February 2015

The new BR186 locomotive in our fleet

We are pleased to inform that to the list of locomotives used by Captrain in Poland is now longer as the new BR186-265 locomotive, belonging to AKIEM, has joined our fleet. This is the first multi-system locomotive, which Captrain Poland leases directly from the owner, and which will be used mainly in Poland (so far, locomotives of this type were part of a common reserve from which we used as needed, mainly to transport rails for Arcelor Mittal).

The BR186-265 locomotive is brand new (technical acceptance in Kassel was held on January 13 and 14 this year) and we hope that it will be a perfect complement to the current structure of the fleet, the backbone of which are diesel BR232 locomotives and electric EU07. The acquisition of the BR186 locomotive aims to refresh our fleet and adapt it to the ever-changing railway transport market in Poland.

What is extremely important is the fact that the owner of the locomotive is the French company AKIEM, which belongs to the same capital group as SNCF. AKIEM has experience in the supply of locomotives on the Polish market (our locomotive is the 5th in Poland owned by the Company). Cooperation with AKIEM demonstrates the determination of both partners in the development of business activities in Poland. We are convinced that the cooperation within the capital group will bring tangible results.

05 February 2015

Captrain Netherlands and Captrain Port Services become one company

Berlin/Rotterdam, 05.02.2015 - in future, the Dutch train operating companies, Captrain Netherlands B. V and Captrain Port Services B. V. will be run as a joint company under the name Captrain Netherlands B. V. The merger became effective with the commercial register entry in January 2015.

With this move, the companies will continue their efforts to further optimise their processes. The merger is of a purely structural nature and will have no impact on operations, customers and jobs. Andreas Pietsch, who was appointed managing director in May 2014, will continue to manage the business of Captrain Netherlands B. V.

13 January 2015

EU07-148 in the colours of Captrain!

We welcomed the New Year by painting another locomotive the colours of Captrain. This time it was EU07-148!

24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Życzenia świąteczne od Captrain Polska

25 November 2014

Best wishes on the occasion of the Railwayman Day

On the occasion of the Railwayman Day, we wish all our employees, partners and customers the best wishes! May the passion with which we work give us a lot of satisfaction. Thank you for your commitment!

05 November 2014

Name change from ITL Poland to Captrain Poland

Please note that the court registered a name change from ITL Poland Sp. z o.o. on 10.22.2014. The current KRS can be downloaded from the website of Captrain Poland Sp. z o.o, "Downloads" tab. Feel free to familiarize yourself with the contents of the accompanying letter by clicking its thumbnail.

08 October 2014

ITL Poland changes its name to Captrain Poland

ITL Poland Sp. z o.o. will change its name in October 2014 and will act on the Polish market as Captrain Poland Sp. z o.o. The formal entry into the National Court Register will be made within the coming weeks. After the procedures are completed, our data and visual identity will be adjusted. The company's new sign will have no influence on our company's organization. Moreover, existing procedures, contact persons and contact details will remain unchanged.

15 June 2014

Successfully completed polonization of BR232 locomotives

After a few months of polonization, all three BR232 locomotives (numbered 01, 04 and 09) joined the traffic and started to serve in the colors of Captrain. Currently the locomotives are equipped with both Polish and German safety systems which allows them to use PKP PLK as well as DB Netz networks.
Completed polonization is another step in building of our own fleet of rolling stock in Poland which, supported by modern, multi-system locomotives used within the Captrain group, let's us practice our slogan: No problems and no limits!

14 May 2014

Captrain Netherlands integrated into Captrain Deutschland in terms of organisation

Andreas Pietsch appointed Managing Director of Captrain Netherlands and Captrain Port Services

Berlin/Rotterdam, 14.05.2014: The SNCF-Geodis companies, Captrain Netherlands B. V and Captrain Port Services B. V. will in future report to Captrain Deutschland GmbH. With this move, SNCF-Geodis is transferring the corporate responsibility for its rail freight activities in the Netherlands to its German Captrain subsidiary, in order to make the cross-border operations of the neighbouring national subsidiaries more efficient. Andreas Pietsch (48) will manage the business of the Rotterdam based companies. Upon joining the management team on 15 May 2014, he will replace Philippe Bihouix, who temporarily assumed the role at the beginning of this year.

Pietsch has held various positions with Captrain Deutschland since 2011, most recently as Head of the International Projects Division. The experienced railway professional completed his training with Deutsche Bahn between 1990 and 1992, where he held various positions, including Head of Traction Power Sales and in the International Long Distance Eastern European Services Division.

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04 March 2014

Summary of the first transportation month of long rails for ArcelorMittal Poland

We are pleased to announce that ITL Poland has joined the ranks of carriers that organise and implement transportation for the leading steel producer in Poland - ArcelorMittal Poland. Our cooperation began on Feb. 17, when our first stock of rails with a length of 120 meters, powered by a dual-mode Traxx E186-128 locomotive, left Dąbrowa Górnicza. In February, we completed a total of four shipments of long rails to different locations in Germany. Such shipments require commitment and a high level of carrier's competence. By carrying out the first shipment smoothly and delivering the goods to the consignee within the deadline, ITL Poland has proven that it has the appropriate train fleet and base to transport such unusual cargo.

As part of the agreement agreed upon with ArcelorMittal Poland, in 2014 ITL Poland will organise transportation of a minimum of 80.000 tons of long rails, keeping a frequency of approx. 2 trains per week. ITL Poland is responsible for providing cargo transportation services along the entire transportation route and specialized wagons and dual-mode locomotives, as well as mobility support in selected locations in Germany. Along the German section, the carrier company is ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft GmbH - a company included in the Captrain Deutschland GmbH capital group along with ITL Poland. As part of an efficient implementation of this agreement, ITL Poland has obtained 3 sets of specialized wagons adapted to transportation of long rails. The STS wagon system (Schienentransportsystems) provides a possibility to load three layers of long rails, and depending on rail type, transport 144 pcs of 60E1/E2 rails, 160 pcs of 54E3/E4 rails and even 176 of 49E1/E5 rails on one train.

We believe that a high level of services provided to ArcelorMittal Poland by ITL Poland, as well as the involvement of employees of the entire Captrain group, will result in longer cooperation not only within as part of the currently executed agreement.

06 February 2014

Renewal of Certificate - Part B

ITL Poland would like to inform that on February 6th, 2014 we received a Safety Certificate Part B, number PL 1220140000 valid until February 6th, 2019, which entitles the company to transport products and goods including hazardous materials.

The certificate extends validity of the document that we received in 2009.

10 January 2014

Another new locomotive in ITL Poland's rolling stock - EU07-148

Due to transportation plans for the year 2014, ITL Poland has acquired another locomotive - this time, the well-known "seven" has been chosen. Number 148 came from the PHU Lokomotiv Company and it is freshly after general repairs and it will be used at light freight depots implemented by ITL Poland. The first train to Szczecin is on its way...

fot. Dawid Frątczak

08 January 2014

Birgit Mazur becomes Joint Managing Director of SNCF Fret Deutschland GmbH (Captrain Solutions) and takes over as Director of Sales for Captrain Deutschland GmbH

Gütersloh, 08.01.2014 – with effect from 1 February 2014, Birgit Mazur (37) will become Joint Managing Director of SNCF Fret Deutschland GmbH (Captrain Solutions) with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. She will in future manage the company's affairs together with Philippe Golder (40), who has worked for Captrain Solutions since 2006 and was appointed Managing Director in 2011. On 1 March 2014, Mazur will also take over as Director of Sales for Captrain Deutschland GmbH (CT-D). This move will enable the German-based Captrain companies to strengthen their joint sales activities, in order to offer their customers a wider range of
European services in future.

Mazur has worked for Captrain Deutschland since March 2010 in various roles, most recently as Managing Director of TWE Bahnbetriebs GmbH (TWEBB), Captrain Denmark ApS (CT-DK) and Captrain Sweden AB (CT-SE). In order to be able to completely fulfil her new responsibilities, Mazur will step down from the board of TWEBB, CT-DK and CT-SE when she assumes her new role. Her successor will be Jan Simons (47), a mechanical engineering graduate and Master of Business Administration. Simons has many years' international management experience, most recently holding this position in the packaging industry.

As an innovative service provider of rail-based transport solutions, Captrain Deutschland GmbH develops tailor-made logistics concepts. Captrain Deutschland combines high-performance locomotives, state-of-the-art wagon technology, train, shunting and infrastructure services, as well as on-site loading and unloading, with customised rail transport systems – locally, regionally and throughout Europe. In 2012, Captrain Deutschland's 1,160 employees, 150 locomotives and more than 2,000 freight wagons transported over 43.5 million tonnes of freight, generating a turnover of more than EUR 241 million. The Captrain Deutschland Group has 540 kilometres of its own rail infrastructure and
seven workshops.

SNCF Fret Deutschland GmbH (Captrain Solutions), with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, is a pan-European rail carrier with offices in Paris, Perpignan, Warsaw and Vienna. As part of the French SNCFGeodis Group, the company develops complex and innovative logistics concepts focusing on France, Scandinavia, the Russian Commonwealth and South-East Europe. In 2012, Captrain Solutions generated a turnover of EUR 57 million.

04 January 2014

A new locomotive in our rolling stock - BR232-009

Until recently, this locomotive, which some people call Lyudmila, has been the primary means of traction in eastern Germany. At the beginning of January, it was added to our private rolling stock.

Currently, the locomotive is undergoing "Polonization" in plants owned by PESA Bydgoszcz. The locomotive will be equipped with a dual safety system (Polish and German) which will enable it to cross borders problem-free. We honestly hope that our new acquisition will begin its services in heavy freight depots within a month. By the end of the first quarter of 2014 years, ITL Poland will have obtained and "Polonized" 3 pieces of BR232 locomotives.

02 January 2014

Continuation of cooperation with Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa confirmed

Good news at the beginning of the new year - a new agreement with Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa has been signed and confirmed. For the next two years, our trains will deliver coal from the mines belonging to Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa to the coking plant in Zdzieszowice. During this period, we plan to transport 1.3 million tons of coal by running 6 trains per week.

We are confident that our cooperation with JSW will be as good as before!

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