The Golden Certificate of Creditworthiness

At the end of August 2023, SŽ-Tovorni promet received the certificate of business excellence. The certificate is a clear proof, both on the domestic and international market, that even in the current difficult economic situation, SŽ-Tovorni promet is a trustworthy, stable company that is safe to do business with.

By receiving the certificate of business excellence, SŽ-Tovorni promet stands alongside the best companies, which are distinguished by exceptional payment discipline and good business relations, while at the same time
achieving excellent business results and ensuring the satisfaction of everyone involved in the work processes. As such, these companies are an example for other companies and enjoy a high reputation in the market. This year, only a good 14 percent of all companies in Slovenia are among companies with excellent credit ratings.

The certificate was awarded to SŽ-Tovorni promet by the company Dun & Bradstreet, which has been certifying companies internationally since 1908, and in Slovenia since 2011. It is the most widespread and reputable
certification of companies in Europe, based on financial stability, above-average quality of business and profitability, and sustainability of business.

For our company, the certificate of business excellence is a confirmation of good work and our honest attitude towards customers and suppliers. At the same time, for us it is a commitment that we will every day continue striving to achieve business excellence.

ECM Certificate

SŽ-Tovorni promet, as a cargo carrier and owner of cargo wagons and locomotives, has obtained an ECM certificate as an entity responsible for maintenance of vehicles in accordance with the relevant EU regulations.

The company is certified to perform three of the four functions required by the EU regulation and its amendment:

  • The management function includes supervision and coordination of all maintenance functions and ensures safe condition and operation of cargo wagons in the trans-European rail system.
  • The maintenance development function covers the management of maintenance documentation and includes configuration based on project and operational data, including the obtained experience and sharing of experience.
  • The primary task of the maintenance management function is to manage the entire fleet in terms of removing a cargo wagon from service to go through maintenance procedures and returning it to service.

For the 4th ECM function: we have a certified contractual partner for the maintenance performance function.

We monitor maintenance with an information system to record all maintenance interventions on the wagons and data about the installed vital components.

AEO – Status of Authorised Economic Operator

SŽ-Tovorni promet is the only rail carrier in Slovenia with the status of Authorised Economic Operator – AEO. This means that we can perform simplified customs procedures. Therefore, we can transport shipments in international traffic even faster, we can offer even better transport services, more logistics services, shorter transport times and lower transport costs across the external borders of the EU.

The AEO certificate holders enjoy the following benefits:

  • the authorised economic operators are recognised worldwide as safe and reliable business partners in international trade;
  • they will receive a lower risk rating in the risk analysis system;
  • physical inspection and document inspection are performed less frequently than with other operators;
  • if a physical inspection is scheduled, they have priority over others; various agreements on mutual recognition of AEO statuses between the EU and the partner countries may enable them to speed up the procedure in the third countries as well;
  • reduced data requirements in exit and entry summary declarations for AEO certificate holders – protection and security;
  • more favourable position in simplified customs procedures.

Licence

In 2013, SŽ-Tovorni promet obtained a licence to provide rail cargo services. This license is issued by the licensing authority to the carrier as a recognition of its ability to provide rail transport services as a rail carrier.

Single Safety Certificate

On 29 April 2022, SŽ-Tovorni promet obtained the Single Safety Certificate, which confirms the approval of the rail operator's safety management system, including the provisions, adopted by the rail operator in order to fulfil the special requirements necessary for safe operation in the relevant networks in accordance with Directive (EU) 2016/798 and the applicable national legislation.

By obtaining the Single Safety Certificate, the company SŽ-Tovorni promet, d.o.o. can operate in Slovenia, Austria and Croatia and access the border (interchange) stations of Passau, Gyékényes, Murakeresztúr and Villa Opicina. The obtained Single Safety Certificate is valid for 5 years and has no restrictions.