Philipp Aubert new managing director of CargoBeamer Rolling Stock
Industry expert is joining from Switzerland
Since 1st March, Philipp Aubert serves as new managing director of CargoBeamer Rolling Stock GmbH. Previously he worked at the Swiss cargo transport company SBB Cargo in several managerial positions for about ten years. In his new role at the Leipzig-based enterprise the experienced rail expert is mainly responsible for the availability, maintenance and development of the CargoBeamer wagons.
The fleet of railcars which Aubert is heading from now on will be expanded by 216 new wagons within the upcoming months. This will meet the needs of the companies’ rapdily increasing transport volumes. Until late 2021, more than 300 railcars, up from 75 today, will be in use for CargoBeamer, connecting international terminal locations and transporting non-cranable semi-trailers environmentally friendly by rail. Aubert will fill the role as managing director of CargoBeamer Rolling Stock GmbH together with current managing director Dieter Keller, who has been with the Group since 2015. Previous to his current role, he served as managing director of CargoBeamer intermodal operations GmbH until late 2020.
20 years of experience in the rail sector
Aubert started his career in 2002 at the Deutsche Bahn group in the controlling department, being responsible for reporting, finance planning and commercial support in several positions. In 2010, he changed to SBB Cargo, where he was promoted to Head of maintenance planning and control one year later. In this new role Aubert led an international maintenance network spanning Switzerland, Germany and Italy. In 2016 he became Head of availability management for the entire SBB Cargo fleet. From 2018 on, he served as Head of disposition and member of production management, being responsible for up to 50 employees. In March 2021, Aubert started his new role as managing director of CargoBeamer rolling stock GmbH.
“With its innovative system, CargoBeamer will revolutionize the rail freight sector and will provide for significantly less traffic congestion on highways”, says Aubert. “I am very happy to become a part of the CargoBeamer family and to contribute by ensuring safe, highly available and cost optimized wagons to our customers.”
The CargoBeamer Group is a logistics service provider in the “combined transportation road-rail segment” based in Leipzig, Germany. Thanks to the company's technology of rail cars, handling terminals and logistics software nearly all standard truck semi-trailers of all build types can use the train – without additional conversions and reinforcements for the tractor trailer and even without a driver and tractor unit. A first route between Kaldenkirchen at the German/Dutch border and Domodossola in northern Italy has been serviced by daily trains since 2015 and is fully utilized – more than 70,000 truck journeys through Germany and the Alps have been transferred to the environmentally-friendly railroad track to date. In the medium-term CargoBeamer will realize a European route-network of high-performing and innovative transhipment facilities at important transport hubs. This will secure sustainable rail-transport for hundreds of thousands of semi-trailers per year – reducing co2-emissions and relieving environment and society.
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