B-Logistics signs frame leasing contract with Railpool for 36 locomotives

The Belgian rail freight operator B Logistics and the Munich based full-service leasing company Railpool have signed a frame agreement for the long term cooperation in October 2015.

B-Logistics will lease 36 multisystem locomotives for the European-wide operation from Railpool for a lease period of 10 years with full-service. The companies also have secured options for additional locomotives.

Geert Pauwels, CEO B-Logistics: “In order to support our international growth strategy, we needed to update our fleet of locomotives. Railpool has offered us the most complete and flexible solution and clearly commits to its full service offer. This long-term partnership enables us to make sure that our fleet will be as reliable as can be and that we can expand our (Green Xpress) network on a European level. By offering the best rail freight products and a top notch service level, we plan to speed up the modal shift towards rail.“

“This contract is an important step for Railpool to expand our activities in the Benelux-area and to enter the French market” says Torsten Lehnert, CEO of Railpool Group. “We are looking forward to this challenge and to support B-Logistics in extending their activities throughout Europe.”