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Germany / Paribus sells northrail technical service to Railpool

On the effective date of 1st April 2018, the Railpool group acquired all shares in the company northrail technical service (NTS), a workshop operation for rolling stock based in Hamburg-Billbrook, from the Paribus group. Ongoing activities under existing contracts will continue unchanged under the new owner. The workshop will in future operate under the name Railpool Lok-Service.
Source: Paribus & Railpool press release 12.04.2018

Poland / CUPT funds acquisition of multiple-unit trains

On 9th April 2018, Lower Silesian regional rail transport company Koleje Dolnoslaskie (KD) and the Polish centre for EU-funded transport projects CUPT signed a funding contract for the acquisition of 11 new multiple-unit trains. Accordingly, KD is to receive EUR 20.2 million (PLN 85.1 million) out of total costs of EUR 49.8 million. The plans foresee the acquisition of five four-car electric multiple units (EMU) and six diesel multiple units (DMU), which are planned to be deployed for services in the greater Wroclaw area. The EMUs are planned to operate on the Wroclaw - Laskowice - Jelcz line, while the DMUs will operate on the Trzebnica - Wroclaw - Kobierzyce - Sobótka Zachodnia line. Koleje Malopolskie, the Lesser Poland operator, is to receive EUR 7.8 million according to the contract for the procurement of four EMUs for the suburban rail network in Krakow. The total costs are likely to amount to EUR 21 million.
Source: CUPT press release 09.04.2018

Turkey / TCDD signs contract for 10 HSTs with Siemens

Turkish state railway TCDD has signed a contract for the delivery of ten high-speed trains (HST) of type Velaro with Siemens, which submitted the most favourable bid in the tendering process. The contract is worth around EUR 340 million and also includes maintenance, repair and cleaning of the vehicles for a period of three years. With this order, the Turkish Velaro fleet will grow to 17 HSTs.
Source: Siemens press release 13.04.2018

Canada / CRI to modernise 25 passenger coaches for VIA Rail

VIA Rail has awarded Cad Railway Industries (CRI) a EUR 29.5 million (CAD 46 million) contract to upgrade 25 passenger coaches used on The Canadian service between Toronto and Vancouver. The stainless steel coaches dating from the 1950s will be completely refurbished and transformed in order to better meet passengers' present and future needs and extend their service life by more than ten years. The scope includes updating the interior design, improving seat comfort, making the cars ready for future Wi-Fi deployment, mechanical upgrades, renewing the heating systems as well as replacing various electrical components. The works will be carried out over the next two years.
Source: VIA Rail press release 10.04.2018

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Strategic appraisal of middle-eastern freight wagon markets

On behalf of a global leader in the freight wagon sector, SCI Verkehr carried out a strategic potential appraisal for the development of

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Strategic appraisal of middle-eastern freight wagon markets

Customer: Freight wagon manufacturer

On behalf of a global leader in the freight wagon sector, SCI Verkehr carried out a strategic potential appraisal for the development of middle-eastern freight wagon markets. For this, investment strategies of freight wagon owners and operators as well as infrastructure managers were appraised. In addition to middle-eastern countries, Turkey and Iran were appraised as well.

Company assessment to identify a strategic partner

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Company assessment to identify a strategic partner

Customer: Industrial group

On behalf of an industrial client, SCI Verkehr analysed and evaluated various companies which are worth considering for a cooperation in the field of after sales services. In addition to the product portfolio, particularly economic figures are of importance.

Market analysis of freight transport and logistics

In this project, the flow of European goods from important companies in five selected sectors were analysed in terms of sources, destinations,

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Market analysis of freight transport and logistics

Customer: Freight wagon leasing company

In this project, the flow of European goods from important companies in five selected sectors were analysed in terms of sources, destinations, volumes and types of goods. A customer analysis regarding the transport process and transport demands was also carried out. Prognoses concerning market developments in specific sectors of rail freight transport were then compiled and, on the basis of the flow of transport, new potential customers for railway transport were identified.

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LRV growth strategy

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LRV growth strategy

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On behalf of an internationally active manufacturer of vehicle components and systems SCI Verkehr analysed the structures, developments and potentials in the target markets China, Russia and Eastern Europe and derived a ?roadmap? for market entry.

End of Runway Logistics ? market targeting by suppliers

In the future, air freight services will be provided more and more as complex logistical solutions within the scope of contracted logistics projects.

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End of Runway Logistics ? market targeting by suppliers

Customer: Company for economic development

In the future, air freight services will be provided more and more as complex logistical solutions within the scope of contracted logistics projects. For sites located near international airports this offers the opportunity for new settlements and therefore to generate new jobs. On behalf of a company for economic development SCI Verkehr GmbH is investigating the possibilities for bringing contracted logistics projects relating to air freight to the site. For the initial review of the situation SCI Verkehr carried out interviews with the leading providers of air freight services in Germany. From this review we will develop a strategy for the next steps for the company for economic development.

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Refinancing a leasing portfolio

On behalf of a major bank, SCI Verkehr analysed and evaluated the portfolio of a European leasing company and its future profit situation. This

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Refinancing a leasing portfolio

Customer: Major European bank

On behalf of a major bank, SCI Verkehr analysed and evaluated the portfolio of a European leasing company and its future profit situation. This concerned refinancing an existing portfolio or a rolling stock portfolio under expansion which comprises locomotives, multiple units, passenger coaches and freight wagons.

Asset evaluation of heavy diesel locomotives

SCI Verkehr evaluated the market value of heavy main-line diesel locomotives, which are currently used in passenger transport. Future operation

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Asset evaluation of heavy diesel locomotives

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SCI Verkehr evaluated the market value of heavy main-line diesel locomotives, which are currently used in passenger transport. Future operation purposes in passenger and freight transport as well as expected maintenance costs were taken into consideration. Within the scope of the DRC value determination, various different re-use scenarios are taken into account.

Earning value analysis container wagons

On behalf of a refinancing bank, SCI Verkehr compiled an expert report about the value development of container wagons. The future values were

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Earning value analysis container wagons

Customer: Credit Institution

On behalf of a refinancing bank, SCI Verkehr compiled an expert report about the value development of container wagons. The future values were determined with the aid of a DCF calculation taking into consideration the market environment.

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Management LOG-IT CLUB

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Since the foundation of the LOG-IT Club e.V. in November 2002, SCI Verkehr has conducted the business of the association. This includes the support of the association committees, account management, budgetary control and acceptance of new members.

North Rhine Westphalia export campaign for the Central and Eastern European countries

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North Rhine Westphalia export campaign for the Central and Eastern European countries

Customer: WIR.NRW GmbH Supported by the State North Rhine Westphalia (MWMEV) and GfW NRW (Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsförderung / Economic Development Corporation), Düsseldorf Main contractor and project management: h.e.a.D. GmbH, Duisburg. Subcontract for the s

The North Rhine Westphalia export campaign for the Central and Eastern European countries is supporting the NRW companies engaged in the PPP Structure in entering the markets in Central and Eastern Europe with focus on Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania. By means of specific market information and contact networking, organisation of political support, assistance with project acquisition and search for cooperation partners in the target countries, consulting and assistance in conjunction with financing and aid concepts, in particular through European programs, assistance at location by means of own coordination offices in the countries, the market entry in the target countries of the participating NRW companies is to be made easier; as a contribution to improving the competitive edge of the NRW region in conjunction with the expansion of the EU towards the east. Following start-up financing by the State of NRW the NRW Export Campaign is structured to be sustained self-supporting from companies' contributions for successful project arrangements

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Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

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Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

Customer: Logistic company

The European liberalisation of railway traffic allows the utilisation of the infrastructure by private railway transportation enterprises also across national borders. However, as opposed to the state railways, the regional railways cannot make use of the simplified common shipping procedure but are subject to the regulating procedures of the common / community shipping procedure. With this report a recommendation was developed for procedural management under the existing conditions.

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Preparation of a bid for commuter rail transport in northern Germany

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Preparation of a bid for commuter rail transport in northern Germany

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SCI Verkehr supported the railway company in the strategic and operational preparation of a bid for transport services in northern Germany. The objective was to submit an attractive, innovative and reasonably priced bid for rail services. SCI Verkehr performed the conceptual and technical planning, the editorial preparation and operational and organisational support.

Support in compiling an offer for the rout—related tender of local rail transport services in the Bielefeld region (North Rhine Westphalia)

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Support in compiling an offer for the rout—related tender of local rail transport services in the Bielefeld region (North Rhine Westphalia)

Customer: Stadtentwicklungsbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

SCI Verkehr has supported a railway transport company in compiling a competitive wettbewerbsfähigen transport offer. We have compiled of all important documents as well as a marketing-strategic consultancy for compiling the offer. The client has been awarded the contract.