Press Releases - 2015 Freight

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IMS opens new office in Weil/Rhein

Basel, 21 December 2015

The neutral container operator IMS extended by 07.12.2015 the number of its branches to another office at the terminal Weil / Rhein.

"Weil am Rhein has long been an important hub for our traffic to Switzerland and Austria. With the next step to open an office directly at the terminal, we are a part closer to the production as well as to our customers in France and Germany.", says Marc Hunziker, Managing Director of IMS Rail Switzerland AG.

"Also we can produce now also other services such as the train and customs clearance by ourselve and cab also offer these services to our customers. This extension of the product portfolio is a pleasant side effect, with the first success to get the train clearance for a new customer. ", says Wolfgang Tomassovich, CEO of IMS Group, further out.

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IMS currently operates offices in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.


Marc Hunziker is new Country Manager at IMS Rail Switzerland

Basel, 07.07.2015

With 01.07.2015 Mr. Marc Hunziker took over the management of the IMS subsidiary IMS Rail Switzerland AG.

"Mr. Hunziker has many years of experience in the Intermodal area and he will perfect complement our team in Basel.", Ing. Mario Gruber, CSO at IMS and responsible for the region Switzerland, is convinced.


IMS expands ist network to Hungary and Greece

Vienna, 16. June 2015

The neutral container operator IMS expands with 29.06.2015 the intermodal network to the east to Sopron and Budapest.

"With 6 departures per week and a capacity of 550 TEU, we have from this date a cost-effective connection for the terminals Sopron and Budapest Bilk from Vienna Freudenau.", explains Mario Gruber, CSO of IMS.

"The Terminal Vienna acts as a hub for our other international trains, thus Hungary is connected to the entire network of the IMS. For example, shipments from the northern and western ports, but also the southern ports to Hungary are possible. Also connected are important continental terminals in Austria and Germany, such as Enns, Duisburg, Herne and many more. "

Since 01.06.2015 the terminal Sindos in Greece is, also via Vienna, connected to the IMS network.

"Our range is thus extended to the east and to the south, we can now offer a greatly expanded and sophisticated network for intermodal transport our customers." says Wolfgang Tomassovich, CEO of IMS.

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IMS with record year 2014

Vienna, 19 January 2015

With over 216,000 transported TEU and a consolidated turnover of EUR 48,2 milion the 2014 financial year ends for the IMS group.

"We were able, despite the difficult environment on many routes, to increase our volumes compared to 2013 significantly.", says Wolfgang Tomassovich, CEO of IMS. "An increase of 26% compared to 2013 fills me with pride and prove, we are on the right track. All of our country organizations were able to increase their volume. "

"The turnover increased only slightly 4%, that illustrates the problem of the industry over the recent years. With rising costs of energy, route and energy, the revenues stagnate."

Even 2015 will be certainly, from the perspective of combined transport, again a difficult year. Based on the ongoing euro crisis and the associated restraint in consumption, we can not assumed that there will be significant increases in 2015.

"As in the past years, especially in Austria but also in Switzerland, the shift of market shares will held. On the revenue side, the trend of the recent years is continuing, so cost increases in the transport sector could not be passed or only in part. As headword we only want to mention the new EEG levy in Germany. But IMS is well positioned also for 2015, staffed as well operationally.", Tomassovich is positive tempered.