Rail Cargo Group raises level at the Asia-Europe corridor

The use of state-of-the-art digitization tools sets new standards in transcontinental rail logistics

Rail Cargo Group raises level at the Asia-Europe corridor

During the International Railway Congress 2019 the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and Digital Logistics LLC – a joint venture of Russian Railways (RZD) and the developer of digital platforms Intellex LLC – signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The main purpose of the memorandum is to promote joint developments, standardization and digitalization of operational processes across Europe’s borders. This should enable faster border processing and shorter end-to-end transit times.

Their intention is to set new standards in rail logistics with the use of state-of-the-art digitization tools. “The signing of the memorandum was an important step towards increasing the attractiveness of rail transports in Russia, Europe and Asia. This will strengthen cross-border cooperation between Europe and Russia and drive the implementation of reliable continental end-to-end logistics solutions,” explains Thomas Kargl, Member of the Board of Rail Cargo Group.

Both parties confirmed their interest in ensuring a gradual transition to digital technologies in the organization of international rail freight services. In this context, a digital logistics platform is to be developed in order to be able to map transport processes digitally in the future as well as to enable electronic data exchange with regard to the planning and coordination of rail freight traffic.

Digital Logistics LLC was established in March 2018 for the development and implementation of digital services in railway transport. The company owns and operates the online platform https://etpgp.rzd.ru for freight traffic. The company is a joint venture of Russian Railways holding (51 %) and Intellex LLC (49 %).