From 22 June, the new business name of the state-owned transport and logistics company EVR Cargo is Operail. The change of the name and visual identity was driven by the need to better reflect the nature of an international market-oriented logistics and transport company.
“Freight transport was an essential part of EVR Cargo’s identity, but has not been our only business direction for quite some time. Operail is constantly developing its three railway-based business directions: haulage, rolling stock rental, and rolling stock maintenance and modernization. We are evolving into an internationally acclaimed logistics and transport company and we are on the lookout for new growth opportunities,” said Raul Toomsalu, Chairman of the Management Board of Operail.
Operail’s symbol is a perpetuum mobile, which characterises the company’s 150-year-long experience on the railway and constant aspiration to be better. “Our motto, “Operail, more than railways”, means that we are oriented towards providing a customer-centric operative service spanning the entire chain of processes, and to its continuous development,” added Raul Toomsalu.
“Operail is set to be profitable for the first time in several years, and has been making current profit since November last year. Operail’s goal is to become the preferred partner on both the North-South and East-West routes. This means that the company’s goal moving forward is to grow as a service provider from the 1520mm gauge to also providing services on the 1435mm European gauge,” said Kuldar Leis, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Operail.
EVR Cargo has been operating as a separate company after separation from Estonian Railways in 2012. Operail employs 670 people. The history of railways in Estonia stretches back nearly 150 years, when the first railway line between Paldiski and St Petersburg opened on 5 November 1870.
Link to Operail’s new logo.