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#ScanMedRFC is grateful for your attention during the summer break! Ready to re-start pushing for more #railway and #intermodal #freight #transport, from North to South - Easily! More on

Seeing at the analytics on the LinkedIn activities during the last thirty days, we are happy for having being caught your attention with such good results also during the summer.

All the performance indicators increased showing a positive trend. We doubled the followers, reaching a 17% increase in new visitors and increasing the “custom button clicks” by 700%.

Stay tuned to discover all our next information and news.

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ScanMed Terminal Pilot

The ScanMed Corridor would like to wish you a good start of the week with an interesting news.

Another important achievement has been reached by the Rail Freight Corridor ScanMed, for the first time in Europe: last week, after having received the official confirmation of an integrated capacity request, we’ve met the concerned undertaking and terminal to define the last details of the train dossiers Verona Quadrante Europa to Rotterdam to be operated in TT 2020.  The request includes a Terminal Slot connected with a Pre-arranged Path that allows booking in advance both the railway capacity and the terminal services required by the customer. 

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Transport and Logistic Fair 2019

The ScanMed Corridor would like to thank all the customers and stakeholders who joined us in Munich at the Transport Logistic Fair (4-7 July).

Grateful for the interest received and the fruitful exchange. To keep in touch, do visit our website .


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Invitation to Munich Transport Logistic Fair

Railway is a good alternative, if you need to transport large freight volumes on long distances, especially for business that want more climate and environmental friendly transport.

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Level crossing accident near Rendsburg (line closure)

Following an accident at a level crossing (8 May 2019), the Rendsburg - Schleswig line is closed. Around 300 metres of track have to be renewed, the overhead line repaired and the level crossing technology replaced. As things stand at present, the restrictions are expected to last until Wednesday, 15 May.

Individual freight trains have been able to pass the area between Rendsburg and Owschlag at 20 km/h since noon on 9 May. This prevents trains with further European destinations from accumulating on the freight corridor to Scandinavia.


Bahnübergangsunfall bei Rendsburg (Streckensperrung)

Nach einem Unfall an einem Bahnübergang (8. Mai 2019) ist die Strecke Rendsburg - Schleswig gesperrt. Rund 300 Meter Gleis müssen erneuert, die Oberleitung instandgesetzt sowie die Bahnübergangstechnik ausgetauscht werden. Nach jetzigem Stand werden die Einschränkungen bis voraussichtlich einschließlich Mittwoch, 15. Mai dauern.

Einzelne Güterverkehrszüge können den Bereich zwischen Rendsburg und Owschlag seit Mittag des 9. Mai mit 20 km/h passieren. Damit wird ein Aufstauen der Züge mit weitergehenden europäischen Destinationen auf dem Güterkorridor Richtung Skandinavien verhindert.

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RailTech 2019

The ScanMed Corridor is glad to inform you with the relevant news from the RailTech 2019, held in Utrecht last March.

The forum attracted almost 50 participants, including Ministries, Terminals, Rail Undertakings, Industries and International Press.

Our C-OSS, Stephan Noll, presented the ScanMed Pilot on Integrated Offer, concerning the offer process where terminal slots are associated with the international rail freight capacity.

The Pilot consists of four levels of commitment as follows:

  1. C-OSS as facilitator of information exchange
  2. C-OSS as common Post-Box (Applicants can place requests for Terminal Capacity in one step, together with the PaP requests)
  3. Publication of Free Terminal Slots (C-OSS publishes free Terminal Slots in the PaP Catalogue with no preliminary coordination with the PaP times)
  4. Publication of Coordinated Terminal Slots (C-OSS publishes in the PaP Catalogue Terminal Slots which were coordinated with the PaP times)

The general thought of the participants revealed a good appreciation: customers loved the idea to book everything in one tool, as for PCS.

Furthermore, as suggested by the participants, the pilot should be applicable for Reserve Capacity requests too.

In the end, this is the right approach and a first step to achieve a real integrated offer.

In market opinion, a fully integrated is meant to serve, monitor and broadely improve the offer process. This integration should include further corridor/non-corridor lines and thus having an operational impact.

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Conclusions of the preliminary report on the accident on Storebelt (Denmark) on the 2nd of January 2019 - Danish Accident Investigation Board.

The published Danish report is available below. The following text is a not official English translation of the conclusions.

The Danish Accident Investigation Board finds it likely that the trailer's king-pin was not locked in the stool on the basis of the following:


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ScanMed Spring RAG-TAG Special Edition with End Users - 14-May-2019 Frankfurt

Dear Scandinavian Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor End Users and Stakeholders,

ScanMed RFC is happy to invite you to its fourth Spring RAG-TAG in a Special Edition, where the dialogue with End Users (clients of ScanMed Railway Undertakings) will have a special space. The meeting will take place on 14th May 2019, from 10h30 to 15h45 in Frankfurt.


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Swedish Terminals and ScanMed: set common goals

On the 13th of February in Nässjö, we have met the Swedish International Freight Association (SIFA). SIFA is a trade association which represents some 105 Swedish companies engaged in the movement of freight. During the day, we discussed the need of cooperation between stakeholders to increase the reliability of transports on railway and add volumes of freight transport on rail.

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Re-Routing Options & Processes 2019

Dear Sir or Madam,

The international re-routing options and processes 2019 of ScanMed are published on the RFC Customer Information Platform (CIP). They focus on ScanMed RFC sections of re-routing possibilities to manage international contingencies. The scenarios have been developed by the traffic management departments, and departments for timetabling and infrastructure of the Infrastructure Manager Members of ScanMed RFC....

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ScanMed presentation on Integrated Offer at the Freight & Terminal Forum 2019

Excited to hear the latest news about ScanMed Integrated Offer with Terminals? Interested to discuss the proposed approach and give us feedback? Then join our interactive presentation at the Freight & Terminal Forum 2019 on 27th of March in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


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Publication PaP Offer TT2020

Dear customers,

we are happy to announce that the Pre-Arranged Paths (PaPs) Offer TT2020 is now published and accessible in PCS and ready for you to order. In the annual catolouge you will find all coordinated , harmonised and pre-constructed paths of ScanMed RFC which can be requested at the C-OSS via PCS.

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New Rail Freight Corridors on the Customer Information Platform

Another achievement deriving from the cooperation between RNE and the European Rail Freight Corridors has been reached.

The Customer Information Platform (CIP) has been successfully rolled-out to the RFCs Mediterranean (RFC6) and Orient East-Med (RFC7).

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Register for PCS Training 2019!

On the 7./8.02.2019 our PCS Training takes place in Frankfurt, jointly organized by RFC Rhine-Alpine, ScanMed and North Sea-Baltic in close cooperation with RNE (Rail Net Europe).

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Interview with Onofrio Mendoza and Giampiero Gagliardi from Terminali Italia, Verona Quadrante Europa

  1. If you are asked to name three characteristics that make Verona Quadrante such an important node for international freight transport, what should they be?

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ScanMed's new Managing Director

It's a great pleasure to introduce our new Managing Director to you. 

Emanuele Mastrodonato, a chartered Electronic Engineer, has been working for the railways since 2002 at the Italian Infrastructure manager RFI and more recently at CER, the Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Companies.

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ScanMed's RAG/TAG Meeting

We need to talk... Come and join us at our autumn meeting of the Advisory Groups Railway Undertakings and Terminals, on 6th November in Vienna. Quality monitoring and improvement, Last-mile, traffic monitoring, international management of disturbances... we have listened to you and can't wait to share our ideas and actions with you. Follow the link: "

#corridorcommunity #makefreightgreatagain #railrocks

To register, send an email to the following address:;/

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Train Performance Management in CIP

From today on, the monthly punctuality reports on ScanMed are available for downloading in CIP.

This is an important step forwards in the path of setting up real “quality circles”, where IMs and RUs can cooperate in order to improve the punctuality along the ScanMed routes.

Our Train Performance Management working groups made a significant work to enable this publication: the Corridor working group, on one side, significantly improved the usability and reliability of the reports themselves, also cooperating with RNE and the other Corridors, while the regional working groups provided the platform where discussion on quality with railway undertakings took place. Comments resulting from this cooperation can be found in the reports.

To download the reports, please go to CIP.

We are working now to go further: improve the data quality in the North and involve Terminals in the quality circles.

Stay tuned!

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Reserve Capacity TT2019

Dear customers,

we are happy to announce that Reserve Capacity for TT2019 is now published and accessible in PCS and ready for you to order.

Reserve Capacity (RC) is our product for the ad-hoc path request and consists of remaining capacity in the running timetable dedicated to international ad-hoc freight trains on ScanMed RFC.

Further details and information can be found on our website and in CIP.

Please do not hesitate to contact our C-OSS Stephan Noll for further questions and support.

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Final Offer for the Timetable 2019

Dear Customers ScanMed is happy to announce, that the Final Offer fort Timetable 2019 is now available in PCS. Please react to your offer until 29th of August!                                                       


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Brenner Closure August 2018 | Postponement of works by RFI / Prefecture of Bolzano

RFI, the Italian Infrastructure Manager, informed its partners about short-term changes in the forthcoming Brenner Closure.

As our partners know, the planned conditions of works and related agreed traffic measures were as follows:

  • 06th August from 00h30 to 11th August, 04h30: total closure Rosenheim - Kufstein
  • 10th August from 23h00 to 15th August, 07h00: total closure Brenner - Bolzano

Each with rail replacement traffic in sections and re-routing of rail freight traffic along the Tarvisio (Tauern) axis.

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Customer Interview


How would you define what a Rail Freight Corridor is and what would you want it to be?

From the interaction I have had with the Rail Freight Corridors and understanding of Regulation EU 913/2010, the RFCs are the backbone of our primary European freight railroads.The coordination and facilitation role of the RFCs is essential for the improvement of cross-border inter-operability, thus efficiency and reliability of European rail freight operations.

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Open position

Market and Customer Relationship Manager

Scandinavian-Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor

Join an ambitious community of Rail Infrastructure Managers to develop its market footprint and its customer portfolio!

Who are we?

ScanMed RFC stands for Scandinavian-Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor, one of ten Rail Freight Corridors building up together a Network across Europe for competitive rail freight. “ScanMed” involves seven Infrastructure Managers from Norway (Bane Nor), Sweden (Trafikverket), Denmark (Banedanmark), Germany (DB Netz), Austria (ÖBB Infra) and Italy (RFI), as well as the Øresundsbro Konsortiet (Sweden/Denmark) managing the Øresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen.

ScanMed RFC contributes to the general goal of shifting freight to rail for reducing congestion on road and ultimately CO²-emissions. It aims at being the backbone of a logistic service chain better connecting rail to other modes, such as road and sea transport, and serves the strategic mission of establishing ScanMed RFC as integrator of international rail freight services with the purpose of enabling new traffic.

In this respect, ScanMed RFC has put a focus on addressing End users, i.e. freight forwarders and the Industry, which eventually decide in favor or against rail services. 

With creating the position of Market and Customer Relationship Manager, ScanMed RFC intends to strengthen its access to the market and to fulfill its goal of winning new traffic for rail.  

Your responsibilities

  • You will be part of a Corridor team of four to five people organized and working mainly as a network spread among the Corridor-countries and you will report to the Managing Director.
  • Together with the six national experts (Typical profile: Key Account Manager) appointed by the Infrastructure Managers involved in ScanMed RFC,
    • You will be defining the terms of and performing market prospection as well as customer relationships and acquisition for international rail freight, looking for new traffic opportunities
    • You will be steering market analysis whenever appropriate
    • You will be defining and implementing customer marketing and communication, including if necessary IT-tools
    • You will be quantifying a realistic corridor rail market potential
  • Together with the above-mentioned experts and with the Corridor team
    • You will be initiating and developing a dialogue with customers with the aim of winning new international freight traffic on rail
    • You will be assisting customers in their need for support to access rail services
    • You will be ensuring the appropriate involvement of partners and other stakeholders of the logistic chain
  • You will be representing the Corridor in fairs and customer events together with the Corridor team and/or further national experts whenever appropriate

Your profile

  • You have 3 to 5 year-experience in market prospection and marketing in a European environment, in the transport industry, preferably in logistics
  • You have basic knowledge of market analysis/transport modelling methods
  • You have knowledge of one or several rail freight markets covered by ScanMed RFC
  • You can think at both strategic and analytical level
  • You can act in a political environment with different stakeholders and agendas
  • You combine self-initiative and team-playing spirit
  • You feel comfortable in a creative, multi-cultural, virtually organized working environment
  • Your English is excellent in writing and speaking. Any other language spoken on the Corridor will be considered an asset.
  • You are flexible for travelling to Scandinavia, Germany, Austria and Italy

We offer

  • A great opportunity to pave a new path and to set your personal footprint
  • An entry point to seven rail infrastructure managers and market-leaders among their customers
  • A full-time position until 31st December 2021

Have we triggered your interest? Send us your CV as well as a one-pager summarizing your motivations!

Application deadline: 3rd September 2018

Contact person:

Sophie Ismaier

Managing Director ScanMed RFC

Visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn!


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Satisfaction Survey - Your feedback is very valuable to us!

In September 2018, the annual RFC User Satisfaction Survey will be re-launched.

With this survey, we aim to learn the opinion of our present and future users and the terminals about our products and services with the goal to further improve them for the benefit of international rail freight. This allows you to tell us about the strengths and weaknesses in our performance and also gives you the opportunity to point out areas that need to be improved.

The survey has been conducted annually since 2014 or 2016 and we have already been able to improve specific areas based on feedback from the respondents.

Since it is very important to us to increase the quality of our products and services, we look forward to receiving your feedback and assure you that it will be greatly appreciated. The higher the level of participation is, the better we will be able to draw reliable conclusions about user satisfaction with the services and products that we offer.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us: [], and you will receive a direct link to the survey questionnaire via email in September.


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ScanMed's Spring Customer Workshop

ScanMed RFC thanks everyone for taking part in the third Spring Customer Workshop, held at the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa on May 29th.

We are proud of the large attendance and pleased with the successful outcome of the event...

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The ScanMed's Spring Customer Workshop is coming!

  • If you were to give your own definition of a Rail Freight Corridor, what would that be?

A way to bring different national Infrastructure Managers together to harmonise technical limitations and train paths constructions, as well as to eliminate administrative double work and to remove old national barriers on a deregulated European railway market. However, the Rail Freight Corridors are still struggling to find the right forms and how to pack the services to be offered.

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TEN-T Days 2018

Wishing you a good week end,

here are some photos of TEN-T Days 2018, held in Ljubljana from 25 to 27 April.

Our stand, made up of all rail freight corridors, has been a cosy place to provide, exchange information  and to work for one goal!

A relevant event to which we are proud to have participated.


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Queue for coffee with...

We are aware of the Aflas Prize 2017, what would it mean for the port of La Spezia to get this award?

The Port Authority and all the port community of La Spezia were very proud last year about the nomination of La Spezia at the Asian Freight....

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Waiting for...ScanMed's Spring Customer Workshop

ScanMed RFC is pleased to invite Railway Undertakings, Terminals, Ports and End Users to its third Spring Customer Workshop that will take place on May 29th, from 09:00 to 17:45 in Naples, in the premises of the National Railway Museum.

In 2016, we dedicated our efforts to define a common strategy and in 2017 to explore the Corridor expected role as Facilitator along the logistic chain. In 2018, we will concentrate our workshop on consolidating the opened path(s).

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Test with us our new short term ad hoc offer!

Dear Customer,

We listened to your feedback. Timetables for international ad-hoc traffic are often not well harmonized: border times might differ between the Infrastructure Managers, stops at border stations might be long, timetables might be incomplete or overlapping... For these reasons, many of you asked for a corridor service facilitating quick and coordinated timetables for short-term traffic. We have followed your request!

Starting 5th February, we are officially launching our Short-term Reserve Capacity Pilot. The Pilot enables you the request of international coordinated timetables at a short-notice, by using PCS.

We aim at improving the quality of the timetables and reducing the response time.

This is what you need to consider:

  • Our for short-term Reserve Capacity TT2018 is marked in PCS as RFC03adhoc01, RFC03adhoc02 etc.
  • The number of Dossiers published in PCS is not an indication of the available capacity for the Pilot. New Dossiers can be daily uploaded into PCS as soon as the published capacity was used and as long as capacity is still available at the Infrastructure Managers
  • Only the corridor sections and the standard parameters are published in PCS. The times of the timetable are flexible - It is up to you to decide which times suit you best
  • We will construct the international timetable and provide you with the offer as soon as possible (There are no fixed deadlines but we aim at being quicker than the individual Infrastructure Managers)
  • We start the Pilot by enabling requests for spot-traffic only (one train / one day). Depending on the results of the Pilot, the corridor service might be extended
  • Exceptional transports cannot be accepted
  • Only requests with forward construction can be dealt with
  • Only requests placed in PCS can be taken into consideration for the Pilot
  • The function “pre-accepted offer” should be selected in PCS when creating the Dossier
  • Following Infrastructure Managers are part of the Pilot: Banedanmark, DB Netz, ÖBB Infra, RFI
  • You will get your final offer via PCS

Have we triggered your interest ? Please contact your C-OSS for support and more details.


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Our PaP-Catalogue and Corridor Information Document 2019 are published!

Dear Customers,

we are pleased to announce that our PaP-Offer for TT 2019 is now published and accessible in PCS as well as on our Customer Information Platform, together with our Corridor Information Document.

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Information on Brenner closure until 4th January

Due to the derailment of a freight train between Brenner and Steinach (among Gries and St. Jodok) on the evening of 22 December, the line is currently completely closed.

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Queue for coffee with...

... Andrea Marco Penso, Business Development, DB Cargo Italia S.r.l.


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Queue for coffee with...

...Harald Hotz, Head of International Relations at ÖBB Infra and Head of RailNetEurope

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Morning coffee chat with...

Can you tell us about your role on ScanMed RFC?

I have been chairing the Management Board of the Corridor for the last two years. It consists of highly skilled top managers with long international experience from our six Member-Infrastructure Managers. This is the group where all decisions about the implementation of our strategy are made.

What are the biggest challenges on ScanMed RFC?

Bringing radically different operational and market environments to pursue together one strategy and the same goals all the way between Scandinavia and Italy. These are reliability of rail traffic and simplicity of access to rail services for end users. We work with pilots and regional groups, in the North and in the South - but it is the role of the Management Board and its team to ensure that we all go in the same direction.

What are the next plans?

We have three priorities: improve our capacity offer for more flexibility, complete our work on cross-border contingency management with the aim of more transparency for our customers, and support a better coordination of works, both cross-border and internally to the Infrastructure managers, between our colleagues planning works, and those planning paths.

Where do you want ScanMed RFC to be in 10 years?

To be the natural counterpart and solution-provider for rail users, when it comes to international freight. The Corridors must be trend and frame-setters. We brought our Members to talk on a broader geographical basis than just the network next door. The next step is to convince them that we support them, not compete with them. Our common competitors are road, short-sea shipping and inland waterways.

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October 25th 2017: RAG TAG Meeting

Following a fruitful meeting in Malmö, the Corridor looks forward to welcoming the Advisory Groups Railway Undertakings (RAG) and Terminals (TAG) on 25th October from 09h45 to 16h00 in Verona

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April 11th 2017: Multi-corridor view as a new functionality in the Customer Information Platform

The takeover of the Customer Information Platform (CIP) by RailNetEurope (RNE) and its rollout to six participating Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs) made it possible for the CIP to become a multi-corridor tool providing harmonised information processes. This included the possibility for users to navigate easily between the information for individual RFCs displayed on the CIP.

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