KNV Rail Freight
In 2007, KNV Rail Freight was launched as the new trade organization for rail freight companies in the Netherlands. The new association was officially established in 2009 and counts 12 members, which means that it represents the interests of about 80% of all Dutch rail freight operators and rail contractors holding a Dutch transport permit.
Besides being actively engaged in national decision making processes (mostly governmental), KNV Rail Freight participates in the negotiations for the Dutch industry wide agreements ('CAO'). Other focal points are safety and environment and the promotion of rail freight as the most environment friendly way of transporting goods.