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  1. 1. SBB Cargo in 2009. An extract from SBB’s Annual Report.
  2. 2. Contents SBB Cargo in 2009 6 Milestones in 2009 12 Organisation charts and SBB Cargo Management Board 14 Financial figures 16 Key figures 18
  3. 3. SBB Cargo in 2009 Decline stabilised. In 2009, demand for freight services decreased drastically worldwide. SBB Cargo was able to alleviate some of the repercussions of the economic crisis: taking action early on, the company implemented a wide range of measures that had an aggregate beneficial effect of CHF 115 million. In the second half of the year, SBB Cargo was able to stabilise volumes at a low level. SBB Cargo reported a loss of CHF 62.5 million (2008: CHF 29.9 million). Owing to the recession, traffic revenues decreased to CHF 915.6 million (2008: CHF 1,044.2 million). However, SBB Cargo’s average customer satisfaction rating – 7.69 points out of a total of 10 – was the highest since measurements began. Freight services. SBB Cargo posted a loss of CHF summer 2008. These followed on from the funda- 62.5 million in 2009, compared with a deficit of CHF mental restructuring of SBB Cargo that had been in 29.9 million in the previous year. Owing to the reces- progress since 2007. The measures implemented in- sion, traffic revenues fell 12.3 % to CHF 915.6 million cluded a recruitment freeze, the deployment of Cargo (2008: CHF 1,044.2 million). The traffic volume handled locomotive drivers on passenger services, and the re- by SBB Cargo in 2009 was reduced by 7 % to 11,674 mil- turn of freight wagons to leasing companies. In the first lion net tonne-kilometres (2008: 12,531 million). This half of 2009, SBB Cargo stepped up its countermeas- decrease was due to the fact that many of the sectors ures by adapting freight capacity in advance to an an- in which SBB Cargo operates were hit by the reces- ticipated continuation of the demand fall-off. The roll- sion. SBB Cargo made various adjustments to its rates ing stock fleet was reduced by 50 mainline locomotives in close consultation with the customers involved. and 2,400 wagons. Owing to the recruitment freeze, 200 vacant posts were no longer filled. The overall ef- SBB was quick to respond to the impending econom- fect of SBB Cargo’s package of measures was a sav- ic crisis and instituted far-reaching measures in ing of CHF 115 million. This mitigated the damage in- SBB Cargo in 2009 / Page 6
  4. 4. turn in freight volumes and revenues. The restructuring SBB Cargo: net tonne-kilometres billions programme, finalised in spring 2008, consisted of a package of measures affecting many sections of SBB Cargo. In 2009, SBB Cargo shed unprofitable routes, 15 13 .3 7 introduced a more flexible production system for freight 12 .5 3 12 .3 4 11 .6 7 services, and continually adapted its level of services 11.4 8 to changing market conditions even within the year. In 10 this way it succeeded to some extent in cushioning it- self against the adverse effects of a difficult economic period. 5 Continuation as an independent company. SBB’s plans to strengthen the profitability and financial inde- pendence of its Cargo division by selling a stake to an- 0 other major railway operator were hampered by the re- 05 06 07 08 09 cession. Due to the crisis, all rail operators were faced with massive falls in freight revenues and were forced to implement restructuring measures (on a rigorous scale in some cases) to overcome the difficult situa- tion. Negotiations with two major European railways flicted on the company’s financial result by the current showed that under current circumstances the sale of problems in the freight market. A number of major new a 49 % stake in SBB Cargo was not an option. After contracts also alleviated these problems: for example, having originally made attractive tentative offers, these the intermodal operator IFB signed a three-year con- railway companies therefore decided against submit- tract with SBB Cargo for the haulage of trains from ting bids for a stake in SBB Cargo. SBB also saw that Aachen and Basel to Turin, Milan, Novara, Piacenza the targets defined at the beginning of the project in- and Tavazzano. The steelmaking and metallurgy sec- volving the acquisition of a stake by a partner compa- tor is one of SBB Cargo’s key customer segments. In ny could not be met. When it began its search for a these industries, revenues were halved. Intermodal traf- strategic partner in 2008, SBB stressed that a partic- fic (haulage of containers and swap-bodies) was down ipation-based solution would only be feasible if it could 14 %. Also badly hit by the recession were the wood ensure a more successful future for the company in and paper sector, and cross-border freight with neigh- the long term than the continuation of SBB Cargo as bouring railways (“cooperation traffic”). SBB Cargo suc- an independent company. For this reason, an alterna- ceeded in raising its revenues from the retail/wholesale tive scenario was developed in parallel, featuring co- trade, and its carryings for the construction and petro- operation in specific areas for both domestic and in- leum industries rose significantly. The fourth quarter ternational services. saw a slight revival in intermodal transit freight and was also helped by a very large amount of domestic sugar- beet business. Difficult market environment – global financial and economic crisis. Restructuring the freight business. Like the previous year, 2009 was dominated by the glo- bal financial and economic crisis. SBB benefited from The measures initiated at an early stage to restructure the fact that, with a crisis looming, it had already taken and reposition SBB Cargo meant that this company initial steps to increase productivity in the late summer was able in the year under review to weather the reper- of 2008 – notably a selective recruitment freeze and cussions of the economic crisis and the resulting down- various cost-saving programmes. SBB Cargo in 2009 / Page 7
  5. 5. Further measures were to follow in 2009. The main vic- share of the petroleum products market more than off- tim of the economic downturn was freight: demand for set the fall-off in chemicals traffic. goods shipments slumped worldwide. However, SBB Cargo succeeded in at least partly offsetting the effects The trend in the freight business was stabilised in the of the recession in 2009. It did so by implementing pro- second half of the year by the radical measures taken ductivity-boosting measures early on, by regularly re- and the decreasing severity of the recession. SBB viewing its production systems and adjusting them to Cargo had cut its capacity by 20 % at an early stage, market developments, and by disposing of unprofita- and implemented a new end-to-end production plan- ble business. In 2009, SBB Cargo saw freight revenues ning process for the entire North-South corridor. Pro- in its international business fall by 15 %. In domestic duction plans and train orders were coordinated even wagonload traffic, freight revenues dropped by 9 %. more closely with customers. Moreover, SBB Cargo drafted joint development plans with major customers. In the last two years, the recession has resulted in a This helped to improve planning reliability and the uti- consolidation of the strong market position of some lisation of train capacity in the fourth quarter. leading players. In 2009, moreover, the competitive- ness even of these major players declined as the eco- Tonne-kilometres were down on the previous year by nomic crisis confronted them with serious difficulties, 9.1 % in Germany, but in Italy they rose by 24.0 %. reduced carryings and surplus capacity on their home markets. Switzerland business unit. In this situation, it is natural that the focus should shift back to joint efforts and cross-border cooperation. This At the Switzerland business unit, the economic down- is the only way to enhance the market standing of rail turn had a varying impact on different sectors. Where- freight and improve its competitive position versus road as SBB Cargo transported a similar or even an in- haulage. For this reason, seven European freight rail- creased volume of goods compared with the previous ways decided in the year under review to launch a year for the retail/wholesale, agricultural and construc- cross-border venture involving close cooperation in tion sectors, volumes transported for the steelmaking, wagonload traffic: the resulting Xrail alliance was formed paper and wood industries plummeted. SBB Cargo at the beginning of 2010. Six other European railways rapidly downsized its capacity in line with market de- will in future cooperate with SBB Cargo in the devel- velopments. Although it maintained its basic market of- opment of European wagonload railfreight, further fering, it reduced its service frequencies at particular strengthening the customer focus and competitiveness locations by agreement with the customers. At the of this traffic. same time, SBB Cargo continued to expand its Swiss intermodal freight offering, improving its facilities at Renens and Sion for the transshipment of container- International business unit. ised goods. In the retail/wholesale trade, SBB Cargo reported a slight rise in the volume of goods transported. In the International business unit of SBB Cargo, the While freight shipped for its major client Migros was steel industry and intermodal traffic were worst affect- maintained at the existing high level, carryings for the ed by the economic downturn. The number of tonne- other big Swiss supermarket group, Coop, were in- kilometres generated by cross-border steel trains was creased slightly. As domestic bread-grain growers re- down 60 % year-on-year, while revenues from the haul- corded a good harvest, import traffic was down in this age of container trains declined overall by 14 % from segment while domestic traffic rose. SBB Cargo is more the previous year. As of October, business began to re- vulnerable to road competition in domestic freight cover from its reduced levels. By contrast, ChemOil AG owing to the shorter distances involved. The lower har- achieved positive growth (+ 4 %). The expansion of its vest of feed grains pushed up demand for imported SBB Cargo in 2009 / Page 8
  6. 6. grain, which benefited SBB Cargo. As a record sugar- beet crop was harvested in 2009, SBB Cargo shipped Transalpine freight. Rail’s share of the transalpine more than a million tonnes of beet to the sugar facto- freight market declined in the reporting year com- ries at Aarberg and Frauenfeld. pared with that of road freight, falling from 64 % in 2008 to 61 % last year. The cold winter resulted in a useful rise in road-salt car- riage. Thanks to shipments to building sites for the SBB Cargo’s share of transalpine railfreight pass- cross-city link in Zurich and to AlpTransit’s Gotthard ing through Switzerland was 47.8 % compared sites, carryings for the construction industry rose with 50 % in the previous year. sharply. In addition, SBB Cargo transported a larger tonnage of aggregates than in the previous year, and In transalpine wagonload traffic, SBB Cargo had rail boosted its share of cement carriage. a market share of 57.9 % (2008: 58.8 %) as against 48.4 % (49.1 %) for unaccompanied intermodal The general situation in the metallurgy sector also im- freight and 9.5 % (16.3 %) for piggyback traffic. pacted on domestic freight traffic, thus affecting SBB Cargo’s carryings: traffic in the first half of the year was SBB’s share of the transalpine freight market down 43 % compared with 2008. As of the autumn, the in % (net-net tonnes) volumes hauled stabilised at the new, lower level. SBB Cargo also posted a sharp fall in paper and wood haul- 100 age. This was due on the one hand to restrictions on timber production and, on the other hand, to a cyclical rundown of inventories. Owing to the sharp decrease, 80 some routes were switched from block trains to wagon 58. 3 55 .1 groups or individual wagons. 60 50 .0 47.8 40 Shifting traffic from road to rail. 20 On transalpine routes, in 2009 SBB Cargo transported 11.7 million net tonnes of freight (–21.5 %). In the wagon- 0 load segment, the biggest recession-induced falls in 06 07 08 09 demand were recorded in the iron and steel industry and in the wood and paper sector. In intermodal freight, the cyclical downturn prompted intermodal operators to cut back their level of service. At the same time, SBB Cargo discontinued less profitable routes. In the sec- ond half of the year, the volume of intermodal traffic began to pick up again. As SBB Cargo also acquired some important new business, the downturn in inter- modal freight was less pronounced than in wagonload Customer satisfaction, quality and traffic. Overall, carryings of transalpine freight fell by environment. 11.9 % to 6.1 billion net tonne-kilometres in 2009. The average distance travelled by freight consignments rose Satisfied customers at SBB Cargo. In 2009, SBB Cargo by 2.8 %. In the intermodal segment, the average length achieved its highest ever score for customer satisfac- of trips increased by 10.1 % whereas in wagonload tion since it began measuring this in 2003. Customers freight it decreased slightly. awarded SBB Cargo 7.69 points out of 10 (2008: 7.40). SBB Cargo in 2009 / Page 9
  7. 7. In recent years, customer satisfaction has risen stead- Outlook for 2010. ily. The Switzerland business unit achieved its best re- sult since 2003 with a rating of 7.61 points (7.08). Sat- In close cooperation with its owner, the federal govern- isfaction rose in nearly every area. Customers said they ment, SBB produced a comprehensive overview of the were very satisfied with their business account manag- possible options. In the last few months, SBB has fur- ers, the quality of freight administration services, and ther crystallised and defined the strategic thrusts for communication. Satisfaction with billing services and developing its freight operation. It has decided to spin complaints management was not quite so high. Cus- off international block-train services on the transalpine tomers of our International Business Unit (including our routes into a separate company. The aim is to lower ChemOil Logistics AG subsidiary) rated its services at production costs through lean structures. In future, 7.88 (7.24) points, which is the best score since the sur- SBB will concentrate on its role as a traction provider veys began. Customers said they were very satisfied for intermodal freight on the north-south corridor be- with their business account managers, communication, tween the North Sea ports and northern Italy. Discus- and freight administration services. From the custom- sions regarding a possible share in the new company er’s perspective, satisfaction with all quality criteria was are currently ongoing with the Swiss intermodal oper- higher than in the previous year. Although complaints ator Hupac, based in Chiasso. In Swiss wagonload traf- management and billing services were in the critical as- fic, the level of standardisation of SBB Cargo’s serv- sessment area, a positive trend was noted for these as- ices is to be increased and its offering dovetailed more pects too in 2009. closely with customer requirements. Climate-friendly freight transport with SBB Cargo. If all the freight moved throughout Europe by SBB Cargo in the whole of 2009 had been sent by road instead, this would have burdened the environment with almost an extra one million tonnes of CO2. Every year SBB Car- go saves as much CO2 as is generated by heating 150,000 Swiss households. SBB Cargo offers its cus- tomers a detailed emissions report as the basis for op- timising their freight logistics. This helps companies to manage their energy consumption and carbon emis- sions. Since 2009, climate aware companies have been able to go one step further: in partnership with mycli- mate, SBB Cargo now offers them a totally climate-neu- tral service that makes up for all the emissions associ- ated with transportation and energy production. Noise reduction on target. Last year SBB erected a fur- ther twelve kilometres of noise barriers on its network, and fitted 938 SBB Cargo freight wagons with low- noise “K soles”. In comparison with conventional cast soles, these brake blocks create a smoother wheel sur- face that sharply reduces the noise produced by wheel/ rail contact.
  8. 8. SBB Cargo in 2009 / Page 10
  9. 9. SBB Cargo in 2009 / Page 11
  10. 10. Milestones in 2009 January April 26 January – SBB Cargo expands its service offering for IFB (for- 1 April – Annette Jordan is appointed Head of the International merly T.R.W.) dramatically, signing a new three-year contract. In business unit. Ms Jordan was instrumental in expanding the SBB cooperation with SNCB (Belgian Railways), the Swiss railfreight Cargo Deutschland production company, where she had been provider will now transport around 70 container trains a week for working as Managing Director since June 2004. Matthias Birn- IFB from the North Sea coast to Italy. SNCB will haul the trains baum takes over as Managing Director of SBB Cargo Deutsch- through France to Basel and through Belgium to Aachen. SBB land. Cargo then takes full responsibility for all consignments for jour- neys to Turin, Milan and Novara as well as to the destinations of 1 April – Beat Malacarne takes control of SBB Cargo’s Finance Piacenza and Tavazzano, which were recently added to the inter- unit. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having held sen- national north-south network. ior finance positions at international industrial companies for a number of years. February 4 February – In order to combat the economic crisis, SBB Cargo 2 April – Good segment results enabled SBB to improve its over- implements further measures including capacity reductions in all result for 2008 to CHF 345.0 million (compared with CHF transit freight traffic. Around 30 train drivers are transferred tem- 80.4 million in 2007). At the annual media conference it was porarily to SBB’s Passenger Division as a result of the growing announced that the positive development was the product of demand for passenger services following the expansion of the of- good results in the Passenger segment (5.2 % increase in the fering to coincide with the timetable change. number of passengers to 322.6 million), in Real Estate and of the progress made in the railfreight sector. In spite of a fall in total March freight traffic volumes caused by the economic downturn, there was a marked improvement in the segment result. SBB’s high in- 4 March – SBB Cargo launches an individual emissions report- vestment requirements led to outflows once again in 2008: these ing system to support its customers in the area of environmental increased by CHF 75.8 million to CHF 505.6 million. management. The emissions comparison for all consignments forwarded by SBB Cargo can easily be integrated into opera- 2 April – At the annual media conference SBB reports on its tional environmental management systems and shown in environ- search for partners for SBB Cargo. SBB offers the two large rail mental audits. Data are compiled using EcoTransIT, an online tool operators DB and SNCF a 49 % holding in its railfreight subsid- developed by SBB Cargo and five other European rail operators, iary. In December it is announced that negotiations with DB and together with the University of Hanover and the independent In- SNCF were not successful. This brought the scenario of inde- stitute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) in Heidel- pendent further development to the fore, a scenario which had berg in cooperation with the International Railway Union (UIC). been discussed by SBB in parallel with the search for partners. 24 March – Forestry and timber industry associations and SBB May Cargo draw positive conclusions from their joint project to im- 12 May – SBB Cargo takes such traditional Swiss values as pre- prove working relations. The project was aimed at targeting spe- cific weak points in cooperation. Its most important results are cision, ecology, safety, reliability and punctuality to the Transport specific measures to improve the network of services, a Switzer- Logistic trade fair in Munich. With more than 1,500 exhibitors from land-wide cleaning concept for cleaning open-air loading areas 60 countries and around 47,000 industry professionals attending, and improved planning for limited-capacity stations. Transport Logistic is Europe’s leading freight fair. Milestones in 2009 / Page 12
  11. 11. 19 May – European railfreight services are suffering a serious September downturn in demand in the wake of the global economic crisis. 10 September – SBB unveils its figures for the first half of the year. According to a survey conducted by Booz & Company, volumes The results for the Passenger Division are good. However, the re- in the first quarter of 2009 were down by 36 %. In the first three cession has caused demand for freight services to plummet. SBB months of 2009 SBB Cargo ran 19 % fewer trains on the main Cargo posted a loss of CHF 24.4 million for the first six months of north-south routes. In the export segment, the number of trains 2009 (compared with CHF –8.2 million for the first half of 2008), operated by SBB Cargo was down by 27 % – while import traffic but still performed well from an international perspective. contracted by 11 %. Finally, there was a 12 % reduction in domes- tic services. 21 September – The sugar factory in Aarberg processes the first 2,000 tonnes of sugar beet to be transported by SBB Cargo. Dur- June ing the three-month season, SBB Cargo maintains its own sugar 1 June – SBB Cargo officially hands over the Bellinzona works to beet network with around 75 loading terminals. the SBB Passenger Division’s Operating business unit (P-OP). P-OP had already assumed operational control of the works in 28 September – SBB Cargo announces its cooperation with the January 2008. This measure completes the outsourcing of heavy non-profit foundation myclimate, aimed at giving its customers maintenance activities. completely climate-neutral services. Swiss railfreight customers who make use of the carbon offsetting service will receive a cer- July tificate and will be entitled to attach myclimate’s “Klimaneutral” (“climate neutral”) label to their consignments. 29 July – SBB Cargo begins running newsprint disposal serv- ices for Valora AG from the company’s new logistics centre in November Egerkingen to the Perlen paper mill at Gisikon-Root. This involves handling 120 tonnes of old newspapers and magazines each day, 10 November – SBB Cargo announces that the audit carried out and thereby transferring between three and six truckloads from in September by the Swiss Association for Quality and Manage- road to rail. ment Systems (SQS) was a success, and that the company re- mains certified. As a result of the audit, the Swiss railfreight pro- August vider receives the quality certification ISO 9001:2008 for the 4 August – The Biel works begins modernising 23 type Tm IV period 2010–2012. shunting tractors for SBB Cargo. The vehicles are being prepared December for another 20 years’ service. The new, post-refit vehicle number is Tm 232, and the shunting vehicles are another sign of SBB 11 December – The last scheduled service leaves Basel St. Jo- Cargo’s commitment to the future of wagonload freight transport hann, with the Rhine port line due to be closed and dismantled in Switzerland. at the end of the year. The consignments that had previously been taken over by SBB Cargo at Basel St. Johann will now be tran- 19 August – SBB Cargo continues to contribute to the transfer of shipped at the ports of Basel Kleinhüningen and Auhafen (Birs- freight shipments from road to rail by expanding its range of do- felden). mestic intermodal services. At one location each in western Swit- zerland (Renens) and Valais (Sion), transhipment operations for 17 December – Daniel Lützelschwab is appointed acting Head of goods to be loaded into containers have been improved through Corporate Services. Mr Lützelschwab takes over his new func- the use of two Kalmar reach stackers. tion in addition to his current role as Head of SBB Cargo Legal Services. Bernhard Meier, the previous Head of Corporate Serv- ices, becomes acting Head of the SBB General Secretariat. Milestones in 2009 / Page 13
  12. 12. Organisation charts SBB Passenger Traffic Infrastructure SBB Cargo AG Real Estate Production company Germany SBB Cargo Deutschland GmbH Sales agency Germany SBB Cargo GmbH Production company Italy SBB Cargo Italia S.r.l. Sales agency Italy SBB Cargo S.r.l. ChemOil Logistics AG CEO SBB Cargo AG Finances Services Human Resources Business Development Switzerland International Asset Management business unit business unit business unit
  13. 13. Organisation charts and SBB Cargo management board / Page 14
  14. 14. SBB Cargo Management Board 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Nicolas Perrin (1959, Swiss) 5 Beat Malacarne (1962, Swiss) CEO of SBB Cargo (previously head of international business unit), CFO, certified auditor; with SBB Cargo since 2009. Previously oc- degree in construction engineering from the Federal Institute of cupied senior finance department positions in various countries Technology (ETH), Zurich. With SBB since 1987; posts have in- with the Holcim Group, notably as CFO for Asia. cluded personal assistant to the general manager and deputy to the Board delegate for Rail 2000. 6 Daniel Eigenmann (1958, Swiss) Head of Human Resources; federal diploma in sports teaching. 2 Adrian Keller (1966, Swiss) With SBB Cargo since 2008. Previously head of Human Resourc- Deputy CEO of SBB Cargo, head of the Switzerland business unit, es at the Swiss subsidiary of a large international pharmaceuti- lawyer (lic. jur. degree). With SBB Cargo since 2001, first as head cal company. Head of Human Resources at SBB Cargo from 2003 of the Legal Service and head of Business Development, then as to 2007. Before that, personnel manager at various Swiss banks. head of Corporate Services, latterly as head of Network and Capacity Management. 7 Renato Fasciati (1975, Swiss) Head of Business Development, economist (lic. oec. degree from 3 Annette Jordan (1968, German) the University of St. Gallen). With SBB since 2007 in Corporate Head of the international business unit; mechanical engineer. With Development. Head of Turnaround Task Force and Corporate De- SBB Cargo Deutschland since 2004 as head of the SBB Cargo velopment at SBB Cargo since December 2007. Former consult- production company in Germany. Previously held senior positions ant at McKinsey & Company, Zurich. with DB Cargo. 8 Daniel Lützelschwab (1968, CH) 4 Jürgen Mues (1963, German) Acting Head of Services, lawyer (lic. iur. degree). With SBB Cargo Head of Asset Management; previously head of Corporate Ser- since 2001, initially in Legal Services then as assistant to the vices. Executive MBA in Logistics Management from the Univer- Management Board, Board of Directors and most recently as sity of St. Gallen and degree in industrial engineering. With SBB Head of Legal Services. Cargo since 2006. Formerly head of Logistics and IT at Roche Consumer Health.
  15. 15. Organisation charts and SBB Cargo management board / Page 15
  16. 16. Segment information for SBB freight services Income statement for the period from 1 January to 31 December CHF millions 2009 2008 Operating revenues Traffic revenues 915.6 1,044.2 Grants 10.0 13.0 Rental revenue from real estate 0.9 1.9 Other operating revenues 87.5 150.5 Other revenues 2.6 4.0 Own work capitalised 25.7 56.0 Revenue reductions – 11.8 – 10.6 Total operating revenues 1,030.6 1,259.0 Operating expenses Expenses for materials – 82.8 – 143.6 Personnel expenses – 455.2 – 516.6 Other operating expenses 1 – 449.8 – 506.1 Depreciation of tangible assets, impairment of financial assets and amortisation of intangible assets – 70.8 – 73.8 Allocation of Central Services costs – 22.4 – 22.6 Total operating expenses – 1,081,0 – 1,262.7 Operating income/EBIT Financial – 50.4 Financial income figures / Page 15.3 Financial expenses 16 – 22.1 Allocation of Central Services costs – 3.3 Profit before tax – 60.4 Taxes – 2.1 Transfer payments 0.0 Minority interests 0.0 Results for the period – 62.5 1 of which train-path charges – 180.7
  17. 17. – 42.1 – 1.6 – 29.9 – 3.7 – 0.1 0.0 – 214.7 – 28.3 0.0 17.6
  18. 18. Segment information for SBB freight services Balance sheet Assets CHF millions 31. 12. 2009 31. 12. 2008 Current assets Cash and cash equivalents 39.0 24.1 Securities 0.1 0.1 Trade accounts receivable 148.1 173.4 Other receivables 47.8 49.9 Inventories and work in progress 8.8 54.7 Accrued income 38.8 46.6 Total current assets 282.5 348.8 Fixed assets Financial investments 15.8 15.2 Tangible assets 714.1 765.6 Assets under construction – tangible assets 27.4 34.7 Intangible assets 12.4 15.9 Total fixed assets 769.6 831.4 Total assets 1,052.1 1,180.2 Liabilities and equity CHF millions 31. 12. 2009 31. 12. 2008 Liabilities Current financial liabilities Financial 68.0 Trade accounts payable 60.4 figures / Page Other current liabilities 64.0 Deferred income and accrued charges 17 69.9 Current provisions 38.8 Total current liabilities 301.0 Non-current financial liabilities 456.6 Other non-current liabilities 0.5 Non-current provisions 57.4 Total non-current liabilities 514.5 Total liabilities 815.6 Equity Share capital 723.0 Capital reserves 2.2 Retained earnings –426.0 Net profit –62.5 Equity, excl. minority interests 236.6 Minority interests 0.0 Total equity 236.6 Total liabilities and equity 1,052.1
  19. 19. 80.0 0.0 299.1 85.5 462.6 52.0 32.6 723.0 0.0 65.0 495.2 2.2 299.1 103.3 –396.1 385.9 881.0 –29.9 1,180.2
  20. 20. Key figures for SBB Cargo SBB Freight: principal subsidiary undertakings Share capital SBB holding SBB holding SBB holding millions millions % % Company name 31. 12. 2009 31. 12. 2008 Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB Cargo AG, Basel CHF 723.00 723.00 100.00 100.00 V SBB Cargo Italia S.r.l., Gallarate EUR 13.00 13.00 100.00 100.00 V SBB Cargo Deutschland GmbH, Duisburg EUR 1.50 1.50 100.00 100.00 V ChemOil Logistics AG, Basel CHF 1.00 1.00 100.00 100.00 V SBB Cargo GmbH, Duisburg EUR 0.25 0.25 100.00 100.00 V SBB Cargo S.r.l., Gallarate EUR 0.05 0.05 100.00 100.00 V RAlpin AG, Bern CHF 0.30 0.09 30.00 30.00 E Hupac SA, Chiasso CHF 20.00 4.77 23.85 23.85 E Termi SA, Chiasso CHF 0.50 0.10 20.00 20.00 E Key: V = fully consolidated E = accounted for by equity method Breakdown by freight type Breakdown by country Percentage share tkm millions 80 14,000 70 12,000 60 10,000 50 8,000 40 6,000 30 4,000 20 10 2,000 SBB Cargo Italia S.r.l. Volume in tonnes SBB Cargo Deutschland GmbH 0 Traffic performance in tonne-km 0 SBB Cargo AG (Switzerland) 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 Until 2007 national boundaries were key to assigning traffic per- formance figures. From 2008 these figures are assigned to the appropriate railway company on the basis of actual handover points.
  21. 21. W agonload fr Unaccompanied intermodaleight fr Piggyback fr eight eight Key figures / Page 18
  22. 22. Traffic volume and performance 2007 2008 2009 09 –08 Volume ± in % SBB Cargo total Net tonnes (millions) 53.7 54.4 49.3 – 9.4 Wagonload freight 35.8 37.9 34.8 – 8.2 – Individual wagonloads 24.0 24.9 21.9 – 12.0 – Wagonload block trains 11.8 13.0 12.9 – 0.8 Intermodal freight 17.9 16.5 14.5 – 12.1 – Unaccompanied intermodal freight 14.5 13.1 11.2 – 14.5 – Piggyback 3.4 3.4 3.4 0.0 Performance SBB Cargo total Net tonne-km (millions) 13,368.1 12,530.9 11,674.2 – 6.8 Wagonload freight 5,397.4 5,776.7 5,118.7 – 11.4 – Individual wagonloads 3,748.7 3,862.6 3,146.9 – 18.5 – Wagonload block trains 1,648.7 1,914.1 1,971.8 3.0 Intermodal freight 7,970.7 6,754.2 6,555.5 – 2.9 – Unaccompanied intermodal freight 7,295.5 6,107.4 5,949.6 – 2.6 – Piggyback 675.2 646.8 605.8 – 6.3 Railfreight volume and performance Net tonnes (millions) Net tonne-km (millions) 70 14,000 60 12,000 50 10,000 40 8,000 30 6,000 20 4,000 10 2,000 0 0 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 Net tonnes (millions) Net tonne-km (millions) Development of railfreight performance % share per category 100 80 60 40 20 0 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
  23. 23. Unaccompanied intermodal Piggyback Wagonloads Key figures / Page 19
  24. 24. SBB Cargo transalpine freight services Domestic, import, export and transit traffic through the Alps in millions of net tonnes 2007 2008 2009 09 – 08 ± in % Gotthard Net tonnes (millions) 13.46 12.28 9.00 – 26.7 Wagonload freight 3.89 4.21 2.96 –29.5 Unaccompanied intermodal freight 8.89 7.52 5.72 – 24.0 Piggyback 0.68 0.55 0.32 – 42.6 Simplon 2.82 2.49 2.67 7.4 Wagonload freight 1.20 1.03 0.94 –8.2 Unaccompanied intermodal freight 1.62 1.46 1.73 18.3 Total 16.28 14.77 11.67 – 21.0 Wagonload freight 5.09 5.23 3.91 – 25.3 Unaccompanied intermodal freight 10.55 8.99 7.44 – 17.1 Piggyback 0.68 0.55 0.32 – 42.6 SBB Cargo transalpine freight services Mean distance travelled per net tonne of freight Net tonnes (millions) Kilometres 25 260 240 220 20 200 180 15 160 140 120 10 100 80 60 5 Piggyback 40 Unaccompanied intermodal freight 20 0 Wagonload freight 0 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 SBB Cargo traffic performance by national company Net tonne-km (millions) 2007 2008 2009 09 – 08 ± in % SBB Cargo AG (Switzerland) 8,008.1 7,768.8 6,581.4 – 15.3 SBB Cargo Deutschland GmbH 3,686.2 3,649.6 3,317.4 – 9.1 SBB Cargo Italia Srl 915.2 914.1 1,133.9 24.0 Bought in from third parties 758.7 198.3 641.4 223.5 Total Key figures / Page 20
  25. 25. 13,368.1 12,530.9 11,674.2 – 7.0 249 237 230 220 205 18 1 17 5
  26. 26. Workforce and fixed assets 2007 2008 2009 09 – 08 Employees ± in % Total (consolidated) Number 1 4,406 4,248 3,677 – 13.4 SBB Cargo AG 2 4,035 3,790 3,213 – 15.2 Central administration 268 264 256 – 3.0 Sales 283 292 123 – 57.9 Production 2,651 2,532 2,521 – 0.4 – Mainline and shunting locomotive crews 871 831 786 – 5.4 Maintenance (rolling stock) 806 657 280 – 57.4 Other 27 45 33 – 26.7 Subsidiaries 3 371 457 464 1.5 1 Yearly average headcount (full-time equivalent). 2 SBB Cargo AG (excluding subsidiaries). 3 Incl. sales companies. 2007 2008 2009 09 – 08 Structure by business units ± in % Total (consolidated) Number 1 4,406 4,248 3,677 – 13.4 SBB Cargo AG 2 4,035 3,790 3,213 – 15.2 Switzerland business unit 2,079 2,039 2,509 23.1 International business unit, excluding subsidiaries 1,008 951 211 – 77.8 Asset Management business unit 806 657 280 – 57.4 Central Services 142 143 213 49.0 Subsidiaries 371 457 464 1.5 SBB Cargo Deutschland 3 160 178 172 – 3.4 SBB Cargo Italia 3 183 251 266 6.0 ChemOil Logistics AG 28 28 26 – 7.1 1 Yearly average headcount (full-time equivalent). 2 SBB Cargo AG (excluding subsidiaries). 3 Incl. sales companies. 2007 2008 2009 09 – 08 Rolling stock, as at 31.12 ± in % Traction units 681 670 659 – 1.6 Mainline locomotives 466 455 438 – 3.7 – Diesel-powered 3 3 3 0.0 – Compatible with foreign networks 109 109 109 0.0 Shunting locomotives 123 122 125 2.5 – Diesel-powered 107 106 109 2.8 Shunting tractors 92 93 96 3.2 – Diesel-powered 90 91 94 3.3 Freight wagons 10,464 9,910 9,121 – 8.0 – 4-wheel wagons 5,767 5,098 4,374 – 14.2 – 8-wheel wagons 4,697 4,812 4,747 – 1.4 – Open wagons 2,178 2,107 2,025 – 3.9 – Covered wagons 4,686 4,220 3,889 – 7.8 – Flat wagons, 4-wheel 747 744 655 – 12.0 – Flat wagons, 8-wheel 2,340 2,340 2,262 – 3.3 – Wagons with sliding walls or roof 421 398 191 – 52.0 – Special-purpose wagons 112 101 99 – 2.0 Noise Number 5,280 6,373 7,062 Low-noise SBB Cargo freight wagons % Key figures / 50.2 64.3 77.4 Page 21
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  28. 28. 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Port of Switzerland, Basel – In Swiss wagonload traffic, the level 3, 4 Limmattal noise prevention service centre, Canton of Zu- of standardisation of SBB Cargo’s services is to be increased and rich – Last year, SBB Cargo retrofitted 938 freight wagons with its offering dovetailed more closely with customer requirements. low-noise “K-pads”. In comparison with conventional cast brake shoes, these brake blocks spare the wheel surface and thus 2, 6 Cross-city link construction site at Oerlikon, Canton of Zu- sharply reduce rolling noise. rich – SBB Cargo’s carryings for the construction and petroleum industries rose significantly, and it also raised its revenues from 5 Busto Arsizio container terminal, Italy – Revenues from the haul- the retail/wholesale trade slightly. age of container trains declined overall by 14 % from the previous year. As of October, business began to recover from its reduced levels.
  29. 29. This extract from SBB’s Annual Report 2009 is published in German, French, Italian and English. It can also be downloaded from The printed German version is authoritative. Publishing details Published by: Swiss Federal Railways SBB Cargo AG, Elsässertor, Centralbahnstrasse 4, 4065 Basel, Switzerland Concept: schneiter meier külling AG, Zurich Layout: Satzart AG, Berne Photos: Andrea Vedovo, Zürich; SBB Cargo, Basel Printed by: Vetter Druck AG, Thun
  30. 30. SBB Cargo AG Communications Elsässertor Centralbahnstrasse 4 4065 Basel Switzerland