EWS to rebrand as DB Schenker in new year
IFW: 18th December
English Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS) has confirmed that it will officially change over to the DB Schenker brand from the 1 January 2009.
DB Schenker will split its operations into three regions; west, central and eastern Europe as part of an ongoing expansion plan.
EWS, led by its existing management, will be in charge of the west, which includes; UK, France and Spain.
The central region will cover Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden.
The eastern region will cover Poland and eastern Europe.
In a recent interview, Klaus Kremper, CEO of DB Schenker said: “We have become very strong in the West with our subsidiary EWS, its own subsidiary Euro Cargo Rail (ECR), and our new Spanish acquisition, Transfesa.
"EWS is the biggest rail cargo provider in Britain, and it has all of the clearances for transport through France.”
A EWS spokesperson said: “Over the last few months we have been integrating EWS into DB Schenker to help create a stronger European rail freight network.
He went on to say: "Despite the name change it will be business as usual. There will, however, be new opportunities provided for our customers from this stronger European rail freight network under DB Schenker.”