B Logistics shares are held by Argos Soditic (69%) and SNCB (31%).

The rebranding has several aims:

• To turn the company from a loss-making state owned railway into one of the biggest and most profitable rail operators in Europe

• To stress clearly the international dimension of the company

• To contribute to climate and mobility, and

• To increase the modal shift to rail.

In recent years, B Logistics has introduced faster direct international freight train services for wagon/load from the port of Antwerp to the German/Czech border, Austria and Switzerland. Other freight operations include intermodal transport and block coal and chemical trains.

The company achieved Ebitda of €27m in 2016, with volumes reaching 31.5 million tonnes.