About Xrail

Development

2016 to 2018 – Roll-out of Xrail Capacity Booking (XCB)

  • The booking systems of CFL cargo, Lineas, Rail Cargo Group and SBB Cargo were first linked to the XCB broker at the beginning of 2016
  • DB Cargo and Green Cargo link up to the broker and thereby full roll-out of XCB to follow in a next step

2013 to 2015 – Launch of the Xrail Capacity Booking (XCB) initiative

  • Beginning of 2013, the members pledged themselves to an industry change in order to develop a sustainable model for the European Single Wagonload
  • From 2013 to 2015, Xrail successfully managed to derive common standards and processes needed for XCB and a state-of-the art broker system was developed and implemented at a central level

2010 to 2012 – Founding of the Xrail Alliance and initial steps

  • At the beginning of 2010, the Xrail Alliance was formally founded and its legal service entity established with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium
  • From 2010 to 2012, a first set of Xrail IT tools has been rolled out to provide international transport plans, status messages and Track & Trace information automaticall on selected transport relations
  • In November 2010, SBB Cargo and Xrail received the Swiss Logistics Award for their innovative solution to enable seamless European Wagonload transports