For Wolfgang Niessner, Chief Executive Officer of Gebrüder Weiss, there is no simple solution to the range of topics concerning roads and railways. He welcomes the initiatives launched by the Federal Government promoting the Austrian railway logistics. However, those concepts have to correspond with relevant factors for the loading as well as for the forwarding industry according market requirements and cost accounting, he recently told to journalists.
Gebrüder Weiss can’t wait to get this going. The long-established transport and logistics group, headquartered in Lauterach in Vorarlberg (Austria), aims to increase its turnover relating to railway companies by 50% by 2020, to reach a high EUR double-digit million amount.
“To achieve this, the entire rail freight transportation service needs to be improved”, Wolfgang Niessner admitted to the press.“ The important issue is not just the price but also the service. Rail concepts characterised by a high degree of flexibility with transit times that are as short as possible and with an increased transparency regarding the tracking of consignments are in demand”, he stated in to “Österreichische Verkehrszeitung” (OEVZ).
In its issue Nr. 22/2016 the “Österreichische Verkehrszeitung” (OEVZ) reports in detail about the railway plans of GW.