CFL Cargo extends cooperation with ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal steel production. Source: ArcelorMittal

Luxembourg based CFL Cargo, and steel giant ArcelorMittal extended their existing cooperation by signing new contracts. Their partnership focuses on transporting goods to and from ArcelorMittal production sites in Luxembourg and the rest of Europe.

The two companies have been cooperating since the establishment of CFL Cargo in 2006. Their reinforced partnership aims to transport as much cargo as possible by rail and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

All transport by rail

As CFL Cargo underlines, the newly signed contracts provide the transport of” raw materials to the main production sites in Luxembourg, the internal transport between and on these production sites and the shipment of finished long products in Europe via the single wagonload network. The provision of the adapted wagon fleet to transport long steel products, including the repair and maintenance services, is also part of the agreement”.

Both companies are looking forward to their extended and strengthened cooperation. “We are pleased to re-strengthen our ties with ArcelorMittal and to contribute to reducing carbon emissions further by offering railway solutions as a seamless and sustainable mode of transport across Europe. Our partnership also demonstrates how integrating rail services within industrial production sites can help increase their processing capacity,” said Laurence Zenner, CEO of CFL Cargo.

On his behalf, Roland Bastian, head of country in ArcelorMittal Luxembourg, highlighted the importance of rail when it comes to diversifying the logistical means of industrial supply and distribution. “Rail has the advantage of being well-positioned in terms of carbon emissions and thus fits perfectly into our CSR strategy. The renewal of this partnership reflects the shared interest of our two companies and our shared desire to seek competitive, flexible and efficient logistics solutions,” he explained.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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