Railports Carex

EURO CAREX : Cargo Rail Express

The Euro Carex association

Formed in March 2009, EURO CAREX AISBL is an international not-for-profit organisation under Belgian law, with its head office in Brussels. It brings together the pre-existing Carex entities formed to support and implement the project at local, regional and national levels.

Designed on the model of the first Carex (Roissy Carex), the individual Carex entities bring together public- and private-sector partners in the form of local authorities, regional authorities, rail infrastructure operators, airport infrastructure operators and major players in the airfreight market.

The founder members of EURO CAREX are:

  • LIEGE CAREX, a not-for-profit organisation under Belgian law
  • LONDON CAREX, the company under French and English law
  • LYON CAREX, an association under the French 1901 legislation
  • ROISSY CAREX, an association under the French 1901 legislation

The composition of the board of directors is currently as follows:

  • Yanick Paternotte, Chairman and representative of ROISSY CAREX
  • Jean-Pierre Grafe, First Vice-Chairman and representative of LIEGE CAREX
  • Jacques Gounon, Second Vice-Chairman and representative of LONDON CAREX
  • Salvatore Alaimo, Third Vice-Chairman and representative of LYON CAREX
  • Patrick Renaud, Director and representative of ROISSY CAREX
  • Luc Partoune, Director and representative of LIEGE CAREX
  • Kenneth Morrisson, Director and representative of LONDON CAREX
  • Philippe Meunier, Director and representative of LYON CAREX

The board of directors delegates management of the association to:

  • Agnès COUDRAY, Chief Executive Officer of EURO CAREX, who is assisted by the following associate directors:
  • Marie-Christine BERNIERof LYON CAREX
  • François COARTof LONDON CAREX
  • Serge KRIENS of LIEGE CAREX
  • Stéphane GARNIER of ROISSY CAREX

In The Netherlands, the project is run by SADC, the public company responsible for the expansion and development of Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport and its surrounding area. Already fully involved in the activities of Euro Carex, SADC is soon to join the federation as a full member representing the interests of the Dutch public and private stakeholder members of HST CARGO SCHIPHOL. Arjen Donkersloot is the project leader appointed by SADC.

Eurocarex Club

Formed on 7 July 2009 as an association under the French 1901 legislation, the purpose of the Eurocarex Club is to contribute by all legitimate means to supporting the development and dissemination of initiatives undertaken by the entities responsible for the Carex project. Its mission is to bring together:          

  • private companies (developers, investors and construction companies) interested in the property development opportunities to be created by the Carex terminals
  • local authorities and institutions, which will be involved in phases 2 and 3 of the Carex network and/or are "orphaned" from Carex sites
  • rail operating companies previously unable to become involved in railports or the Euro Carex AISBL for obvious reasons of conflict of interest


The Eurocarex Club board of directors and executive directors:

  • Roissy Développement/CCRPF:Patrick Renaud, Chairman
  • SNCB Holding: Jean-Claude Fontinoy, First Vice-Chairman
  • SNCF Geodis Transports & Logistique: Jean-Charles Ogé, Second Vice-Chairman
  • AMB Property France:François Rispe, Third Vice-Chairman
  • Central Parc:David Gallienne, Treasurer
  • Panhard Développement: Alain Panhard, General Secretary
  • Dixence:Sylvain Bertrand, Active Member
  • Pitch Promotion:Thierry Quignard, Director
  • Unibail Rodamco: Vincent Férat, Director
  • Sanofi Aventis: Arnaud Leguillou, Director
  • GA: Samir Rizk, Director

The Carex project as part of the French government’s "national commitment to rail freight"!

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17-09-2009

Yanick Paternotte, Member of the French Parliament, Chairman of Roissy Carex and Euro Carex and author of the Parliamentary report «Remettre le fret sur les rails : un défi économique, social et environnemental» (Getting freight back on track: an economic, social and environmental challenge) is ... Read more