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Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has extended its contract with Keolis, a 70% subsidiary of SNCF. Under the new agreement, Keolis will operate and maintain the commuter rail network serving Northern Virginia through 2020. Meanwhile Geodis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, is acquiring OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics), a US-based provider of logistics solutions. Both deals are significant for the growth of SNCF’s business in the US.

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Keolis contract for Washington area services
through 2020

Five years into its partnership with the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), Keolis is strengthening its position in the US. In late July 2015, the group announced that its contract had been renewed for the next five years, a deal that will generate total revenue of over US $100 million. Under the new agreement, Keolis will operate and maintain the commuter rail network serving the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.

Carrying 20,000 passengers a day
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) network covers 145 km of line, serves 18 stations and carries an average of 20,000 passengers a day, with a satisfaction rate of 92% on both of its lines. Keolis has built a record of solid operating performance and quality service, and this new contract positions it as a go-to partner for US rail, strengthening its strategic presence in the country. 


Learn more about Keolis

A subsidiary of SNCF (70%) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (30%), Keolis develops custom mobility solutions to meet local needs. A major player on public passenger transport markets in Europe and worldwide, Keolis is present in 15 countries—France, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the UAE, Canada, the US, Australia, India and China—and employs a total of 60,000 people. In 2014, the company generated annual revenue of €5.6 billion.

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A leading supply chain operator and wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, Geodis is a European service provider with global reach, supporting its customers’ growth by offering logistics solutions tailored to their needs. Present in 67 countries, Geodis has a worldwide workforce of 30,000 and generated annual revenue of €6.8 billion in 2014.

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Geodis acquires OHL, expanding
its footprint in the United States

On 17 August 2015, Geodis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF, entered into an agreement to acquire OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics), one of the largest 3PL companies in the world. The US-based operator provides integrated logistics services around the world, including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and import/export consulting services.

A global leader in logistics solutions
With a workforce of over 8,000 transport and logistics professionals, OHL operates more than 120 value-added distribution centres in North America, plus over 3.4 million sq m of convertible warehouse space.

In addition to its globally recognized experience with direct deliveries to consumers, OHL specializes in apparel, e-commerce, electronics, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods.

Growth for Geodis and SNCF Logistics
In making this US acquisition, Geodis has stepped up its growth on international markets, strengthening its position as France’s leading logistics provider and enabling SNCF Logistics to benefit from steady growth in international trade.