SNCF Geodis and Hupac sign strategic co-operation

Swiss intermodal operator Hupac and French group SNCF Geodis are joining forces to expand their combined transport networks on the east-west Europe route via France and Belgium.

Starting this April, HUPAC and SNCF Geodis will combine their networks via the Antwerp-Dourges line, run by SNCF Geodis. The route will link Hupac’s European network with the French domestic combined rail transport (CRT) routes operated by SNCF Geodis. Customers will have access to a CRT network linking the Iberian Peninsula to the far east with daily or weekly connections to eastern Germany (Schwarzheide), eastern Europe (Poland and Russia) and China.

For example, the operators will offer daily departures between Warsaw (Poland) and Lyon (France) taking five days. In Hupac’s shuttle network, Antwerp and Ludwigshafen are the platforms for intermodal links with Eastern Europe, Poland and Russia and as far as China. The new products will be marketed jointly by the two partners.

SNCF Geodis already runs daily trains operated by Hupac between Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide. SNCF Geodis will soon operate rail haulage activities on this same corridor.