Short and medium distance intermodal transport with Cargo Domino by fiw10869

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									PROMIT Workshop, Basel 13th November 2006


Short and medium distance intermodal
transport with Cargo Domino
Thilo Arend-Heidbrinck, Head of product development




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Cargo Domino as a national single wagon solution is only a
small part of SBB Cargo‘s intermodal business

SBB Cargo‘s intermodal transport volume


Shuttle trains                            Single wagon by origin

                             Rolling
                                                                   National
                            highway
                                                                    14%
                              21%




                                              Inter-
           UCT                               national
           79%                                 86%

No of trains p.a.: approx 30,000          No of wagons p.a.: approx 140,000

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Cargo Domino is the low cost answer to infrastructure
intensive intermodal transport systems




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Cargo Domino‘s aim was to target customers in the FMCG
segment




Curtain sider               Insulated swap body            Temperature controlled
swap body                                                  swap body

   Pilot-Project was conducted in cooperation with a major wholesaler and a fast-
   food chain in Switzerland
   Existing customers could be better served by offering distribution solutions in
   remote areas
   Optimised over-night connections between 22 hrs and 7.30 hrs
   SBB Cargo built up a network for general goods transport
   McDonald‘s does 49% of it‘s transport in Switzerland with Cargo Domino            4
A nationwide network needs a carefully managed number of
handling points to drive high utilisation and low trucking costs

High number of handling points
                                           Basel
  increases the supplier base
  for trucking services while
  reducing km-costs                 Oensingen
  reduces the probability
                                                   Dietikon            Gossau
  of reload
  increases scheduling
                                   Bern
  costs
                          Renens                                          Landquart



                       Genève       Sion
                                                              Lugano


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Bulk transport in long-term contracted business facilitates
individual solutions and better equipment utilisation

Contracted business with Cargo Domino

  Bulk transport offers a wide range of opportunities
   – high wagon capacity (60 to) can be fully exploited
   – broken transport chain often necessary or already in place today
   – today‘s wagon equipment needs to be exchanged

  The necessary equipment is specialised and needs specific investments

  However equipment turnover can be optimised and scheduling has less
  complexity




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CASE EXAMPLE

Raw milk transport by rail is a unique, but only possible with
an intermodal solution

                           Milk pumped into the         Delivery of Cargo Domino
Milk collection by truck   Cargo Domino container       container to dairy factory




  New sourcing strategy requires long haul milk transport
  Cargo Domino is the only chance to transport milk by rail – milk should be
  pumped as few as possible
  Milk dump in the factory for trucks only
  Optimised utilisation of rail wagon with higher productivity than trucks

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CASE EXAMPLE

With Cargo Domino scrap glas can be exported to Italy more
efficiently with standardised equipment

Scrap Glas to Orrigio (Italy) with
handling at the SBB Cargo platform
in Desio (Italy)

   scrap glas can be dumped from the
   truck instead of reloading from open
   rail wagons onto a truck

   Equipment can be handled with
   mobiler, fork lift or reach stacker

   Distribution with 5-axle trucks (with or
   without mobiler equipment)


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CASE EXAMPLE

Cement distribution by rail can be realised more efficiently
with container equipment




  Cement distribution with containers (customer‘s equipment)
  Rail to rail (narrow gauge) handling is more efficient
  Distribution by truck
  Replacement for "out of date“ rail equipment
  SBB Cargo only pulls the wagon (partner is the operator)     9
Though one has to consider that combined transport is
different from the regular railroad business

Differences from a general rail company
   Sales has to focus on road customers
   Spot business gains importance
   Swab body scheduling is different to wagon scheduling

High system-costs
   1-2 trucking partners involved
   speciallised equipment in many cases (Containers and wagons)
   based on single wagon network with high fix costs

Basic conditions in Switzerland
  Overnight driving ban
  Subsidies for combinded transport
  High commitment to rail transport
  Heavy vehicle road tax (LSVA)
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SBB Cargo extends its product portfolio with Cargo Domino
and realises better customer solutions and higher utilisation

Key findings

  Short distance intermodal traffic is possible and can realise sustainable logistics
  solutions

  High system costs force it into a niche – unless it gives value-added to the
  logistics chain

  Short distance intermodal traffic is an add-on to the single wagon network and is
  therefore not a competition for the big intermodal operators

  The value-added of SBB Cargo is the intelligent linking of different contracted
  solutions with general solutions and it‘s single wagon network

  The experience gained is now being used for the expansion and management of
  SBB Cargo‘s international door-to-door network                              11
SBB Cargo is building up an international network for wagon
groups and door-to-door services

                                                    Deutschland

 I WAGON GROUPS         II DOOR - DOOR




                                                    Im/Ex
   Service of major        rail-track independent
   customers with own      coverage of wide
   sidings                 areas within
                           Germany and Italy
                           goods handling             Schweiz
                           swap body /
                           container handling




                                                                 Im/Ex
                           (in few cases)


 SBB Cargo‘s international network of shunting
 points, shunting team and transshipment points        Italien

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