||Austria : OBB Rail Cargo Group launches first connection between Xi'an and Budapest
||Record time: Within 10 days, the first train from Xi'an arrived at the Zahony-Eperjeske transfer station in the Rail Cargo Terminal - BILK. After more than 7,000 km, the container train loaded with consumer goods was welcomed in Budapest. The start of container transport by rail was the city of Xi'an, a metropolis with 13 million inhabitants. The train operated on the route via Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
Great potential for Eurasian traffic
Between the Rail Cargo Terminal BILK and Xi'an, the Rail Cargo Group is the first rail freight company to have handled a train on this route. The first test train on the alternative route via the Sino-Kazakh border crossing Alashankou / Dostyk and Ukrainian border via Batjevo / Eperjeske was handled by the RCG. With a duration of only 10 days, customers benefit from a transferable transport time. The RCG thus reaches a new level in Eurasian container traffic.
The RCG operates several regular relations between Europe and Asia. In Hungary, most goods from China are transported to Hungary via the port of Piraeus, or via the Adriatic ports and in some cases via the continental corridors. From the seaports on average every second day trains to Central Europe. In addition, RCG is involved in processing approximately 1,600 trains a year each year, managing a total of around 120,000 TEU. This relieves the environment of 60,000 truck trips and hundreds of thousands of tons of greenhouse gases.
Rail Cargo Group: Freight traffic of OBB
With 8,700 employees, branches throughout Europe and an annual turnover of EUR 2.2 billion, the Rail Cargo Group is one of the leading rail logistics companies in Europe. Together with strong partners, the Rail Cargo Group operates a nationwide network of end-to-end logistics in Europe and beyond to Asia. It connects European conurbations and ports with prospering economic centers of Russia, Turkey and China. The operating controlling company of the Rail Cargo Group is Rail Cargo Austria AG.
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