DB Cargo locomotive. Photo credit: Alf van Beem

DB Cargo Belgium now operates under own license

DB Cargo Belgium has been operating entirely under its own license since 14 June 2020. This means that it is now an accredited railway company in Belgium. DB Cargo Belgium received the necessary safety certificates -part A and B- in January 2020, but it opted to have the start up together with the “go live” of the new software. The first train ran on 14 June from the German border near Aachen to Erquelinnes on the French border, where sister company Euro Cargo Rail took over the train.

DB Cargo Belgium teamed up with CRX Software for the implementation of the ERP package RailCube, which manages the entire production from A to Z and with Infoland for Iprova as a platform for the safety management system.


DB Cargo Belgium initially started its activities under the Dutch flag on 1 January 2019. The company now has 194 employees. Through its presence on the Belgian rail freight market, it provides smooth connections for traffic from DB Cargo, Europe’s largest rail freight carrier. In addition, DB Cargo is planning, in the context of more growth in this market, to integrate the port of Antwerp even more strongly into its network by the end of the year.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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