BLS Cargo. The Alpinists.

BLS Cargo is the corridor haulage provider on the central north-south axis through Switzerland. We operate from Switzerland and, together with our capable partners, are able to offer you complete service packages between the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Block trains in unaccompanied combined transport, conventional wagonload services, as well as the rolling highway constitute our key service. Rail haulage services within Switzerland as well as in import and export transport make up a further mainstay of our operations. Working together with our international partners, we deploy our modern multi-system locomotives across national borders.

The shareholders of BLS Cargo are: BLS AG 52%, SNCF Logistics 45%, Ambrogio 3%.

Facts & Figures 2018


Mio. CHF revenue

Mio. CHF profit

percent market share in transit via Switzerland

percent market share in domestic, import and export traffic

Mio. net ton kilometers

Mio. transported tons

locomotives of which 68 multisystem locos

employees in three countries. Futhermore around 170 employees of BLS (drivers, workshops)

Mio. CHF share capital


Crossrail Benelux NV

Crossrail Benelux NV is a 100% subsidiary of BLS Cargo and operates as a rail transport company with around 180 employees in Belgium and Germany, providing transport services on the north-south corridor on behalf of BLS Cargo. 

BLS Cargo Deutschland GmbH

BLS Cargo Deutschland GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of BLS Cargo and was founded on 18 July 2007. The company is based in Weil am Rhein. The nine employees provide services for BLS Cargo's freight trains in the Basel area.

BLS Cargo Italia Srl

BLS Cargo Italia S.r.l. was founded on 6 April 2006 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of BLS Cargo AG. The company is based at the Domodossola II freight station in the municipality of Beura-Cardezza. BLS Cargo Italia has been a rail transport company since 2018 and with its 35 employees provides services for BLS Cargo in Domodossola as well as locomotive driver services between Domodossola and Spiez (CH). 

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