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InterRail – a new structure in Europe

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St. Gallen, January 2, 2017. The InterRail Group, headquartered in Switzerland, is restructuring its European organization. Starting January 1st, 2017, the wide-range of services of InterRail Europe GmbH, Frankfurt, and IRS InterRail Services GmbH, Berlin, are offered from one source: InterRail Europe GmbH.

The company continues operating from the existing locations under Managing Director Carsten Pottharst. Schu-Chinh Ly has been appointed to lead the Berlin location in her function as General Manager as of January 1st, 2017. She is not the only Chinese-speaking employee on the InterRail team. InterRail thus takes into account the intensive commitment of the InterRail Group to block train traffics from and to China.

With the optimized internal structure and the logistics services now concentrated and coming from one source, InterRail Europe GmbH offers its customers even more competent services in future. In offering its products and establishing new routes, InterRail Europe GmbH also profits from its own, well-developed network as well as from the network of the TransInvest Group, which has a strong presence in Russia, the CIS/Central Asia, and China.

For several years already, the InterRail Group has been a leading operator of trains between China and Europe, adding new products and routes to its portfolio especially during the last 24 months – among them, winning new project transports to the CIS and introducing new train connections from China to Central Asia and Russia. This way, the Group was able to increase business also in 2016 and to absorb the decrease in its Russia business caused by the economic crisis and the sanctions.

«Apart from our core business with the CIS and our China Rail business segment, it is our challenge to deal with the volatile requirements in the project sector in mechanical engineering and construction, and in conventional wagon load traffic», says Hans Reinhard, Chairman of the Board of InterRail Holding AG.

InterRail at a glance:

The InterRail Group, registered in Switzerland, is an international transport group with a focus on rail freight, and the owner of rolling stock and containers. As the operator of container block trains between Europe and Asia, InterRail has the specific knowhow for the transport of conventional and containerized cargo from and to the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as in CIS transit. InterRail has direct contracts with all national railway companies in the CIS. Among others, the service portfolio includes end-to-end freight rates, documentation, pre- and on-carriage for rail traffics, tracking and tracing as well as container provision. InterRail operates its own offices in Belarus, China, Germany, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.