RCG: 8-10 percent growth on the New Silk Road

Focus on China transports: Austria is the root of ÖBB freight transport, but not the limit

RCG: 8-10 percent growth on the New Silk Road Bild: RCH, Peter Balint Molnar

In order to increase transport volumes in the long term and further strengthen its presence in the Far East, ÖBB’s freight transport division is extending its logistics arm as far as to China. In 2018, the Rail Cargo Group (RCG) handled a total of 400 trains between Asia and Europe. More than 30,000 standard containers were transported by rail between the Far East and Europe.

“Goods are always transported in both directions, from China to Europe and from Europe to China. The New Silk Road offers great potential for RCG and its customers – an annual increase in traffic of 8-10 percent is expected,” tells a press release.

By participating in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) from 5 to 10 November 2019, the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is underlining its growing commitment to China. In addition to 3,600 exhibitors from 172 countries, ÖBB-Güterverkehr will have its own stand at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai for one week.

400,000 visitors will have the opportunity to obtain first-hand information about the Rail Cargo Group’s service portfolio in the field of train connections and innovations. Intermodal transports, RCG’s end-to-end logistics network and the wagon innovation TransANT – the revolutionary lightweight platform wagon with flexible superstructures – will be presented.