posted on 11th Mar 2021 11:33
Green Cargo was founded two decades ago with the objective of strengthening Sweden’s competitiveness as an attractive rail freight operator. The state-owned Statens Järnvägar (the Swedish State Railways), dating back to the mid-1800s, underwent a dramatic change on 1 January 2001.
The entire commercial railway market was split into various corporations, and seven companies were formed:
- Green Cargo AB (rail freight),
- SJ AB (passenger transport),
- Euromaint AB (fleet maintenance),
- Train Tech Engineering (railway technology),
- Unigrid AB (IT),
- Jernhusen AB (property),
- Trafficare AB (terminal services).
When Green Cargo was founded in 2001, the choice of name was very deliberate. Right from the beginning, sustainability was a natural part of the company’s operations, taking social, environmental and financial responsibility.
Green Cargo currently has 1,800 employees, and is continuing the creation of a sustainable and well-functioning freight transportation system. Round the clock, Green Cargo transports raw materials from forests and mines to the process industries, and consumer goods to the retail sector using 400 freight trains. During the year, the operator will be highlighting its anniversary. Keep your eyes and ears open and follow it on Green Cargo’s channels.