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15 December 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:54 GMT+1



November 22, 2017

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For the fourth consecutive year the railway traffic goods in Switzerland has regained market shares on that street one

In the first trimester of this year a goods is recorded braked of the increase of the transalpine traffic railway

The Helvetic federal Office of statistics UST has announced that in the 2016, for the fourth consecutive year, railway traffic goods in Switzerland it has regained market shares on that street one and that regarding the year precedence the performances of transport of the railroad are increased of +0.9% while those of the road are diminished of -1,5%.

In particular, last year the performances of transport on the street net and railway Swiss have totaled altogether 27,8 billion ton-kilometer, 0.6% in less regarding 2015, decrease - it has specified the Office of statistics - that is from exactly leading back to the transport goods on the road (- 1.5%) while the transport goods on track has recorded an light increase (+0.9%).

In the 2016 percentage of the street transports on with of the transport activities it was pairs to 61.0%, that of the rail shipments to 39.0%. The railroad therefore has newly regained some market shares until to newly reach the level of 2008. The Office has remembered that as a result of the crisis economic financial institution and, in the 2009 quota the railway traffic goods was collapsed to 35.9% and that before then it had never reached a level so low.

Relatively to the single road haulage, in 2016 in Switzerland the heavy vehicles for the transport of goods have covered 2,2 billion kilometers, of which 1,7 billion (77%) by Swiss vehicles and 0,5 billion (23%) by those registered abroad. To this in particular vans join 4,2 billion to kilometers covered from the light vehicles for the transport of goods (). In total, the transport goods has represented 10% about of all the kilometric performances of the traffic on the road.

In 2016, between the heavy vehicles for the transport of goods registered abroad, the means to cover the greater number of kilometers on the Swiss roads have been those Germans (136 million), followed from those Italians (74 million), Poles (53 million), Romanians (35 million), French (33 million) and neerlandesi (25 million). While tendentially during the last few years the kilometric performance of the vehicles registered in the States of western Europe is diminished, the west-european companies of transport have benefitted of the east increase of the EU and consequent the free access at the market. The Office of statistics has specified that, for example, the kilometers covered from the vehicles for the transport of goods Polish in Switzerland are today seven greater times regarding the period precedence the entrance of Poland in the EU in 2004; if of Rumania quite 29 greater times regarding the period precedence its entrance in the EU in 2007. On the whole, however, the developments of the various Countries of registration are compensated: between 2001 and 2016 on the Swiss roads the annual kilometric performances of the heavy vehicles for the transport of goods registered abroad have remained stable to about 500 million kilometers.

While the Helvetic federal Office of transports UFT has announced that in the first semester of this year a goods is recorded braked of the increase of the transalpine traffic railway and that, as a result of the interruption of the railroad in the valley Rhenish near Rastatt and of the closing total of the draft of Luino for widening work, for the second half of the 2017 previews an ulterior contraction of the traffic goods on track through the Alps.

Relatively to the transport on the road, the UFT has specified that the number of the transits of heavy vehicles goods through the Swiss alpine passes is diminished newly, reaching the level more low from 1999. In particular, in the first semester of the 2017 number of transits of heavy vehicles goods through the Swiss Alps it is dropped of -1.5%. In this period they are journeyed 489 000 heavy vehicles, 8,000 units in less regarding the level of the year precedence, making to record the semiannual value more low one from 1999. If in the first trimester of the 2017 transits of truck they were increased slightly regarding the correspondent trimester of 2016 (+ 0.4%), in according to trimester of the year in course instead they are reduced of the -3,3% regarding the same period last year.

About the traffic goods on track, in the first semester of the 2017 volume of the transalpine traffic goods railway it is diminished of the -1,5% regarding the first half of 2016, that it corresponds to a decrease of about 200 000 tons. Altogether in the first part of 2017 on the two Swiss alpine passes they are journeyed on track goods for 14,6 million tons. The UFT has evidenced that therefore the strong increase recorded between 2013 has been arrested and 2016. The bending has happened above all in according to trimester of 2017 (- 4.7%), while the first trimester of the year still showed an increase of +2%.

Both Swiss railway passes have made to record a decrease of the volume of traffic, light greater to Sempione (- 1.7%) regarding Saint Gottardo (- 1.3%). Moreover Saint Gottardo reaffirmation the pass with the higher quota on the entire railway traffic goods through Swiss Alps (54.1%).

The federal Office of the transports has specified that, between the several modalities of transport, only the arranged traffic is successful to acquire new volumes of transport: the arranged traffic accompanied (TCNA) has not grown of +6.7% regarding the first semester of the 2016 and volume of traffic of the travelling freeway (Rola) has recorded an increment of +2.3%. The transport in complete wagons (TCC) has instead made to last year mark a bending of the -18,7% regarding the first semester.

In the first semester of this year the market shares of active the railway enterprises in the transalpine traffic goods quickly have various variations regarding entire 2016. The UFT has announced that more than all of it has benefitted SBB CFF FFS International Cargo, that it has seen to grow own quota remarkablly, in particular to I keep on the acquisition of activity of transport of Crossrail. With a market share pairs to 42.6% first semester 2017, SBB CFF FFS International Cargo reaffirmation leader of market (+ 7.9% regarding 2016). At the same time the market share of Crossrail is come down to meager a 1.4%. The operating greater second of the market remains SBB CFF FFS Cargo with a quota 25.9% (- 3.9%). Both the enterprises pertaining to group SBB CFF FFS therefore have increased own quota and now they cover more than two third party (68.5%) of the market of the transalpine traffic goods on track. BLS Cargo remains the third greater operator of the market. The UFT has explained that this evolution is the result of a consolidation in the market of the transalpine traffic goods railway: for effect of the strong competition in the railway field Crossrail business has been concentrated on its Core, renouncing, in the spring of this year, to its role of traction enterprise.


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