Three decades of collaboration: Gebrüder Weiss and RCG

Gebrüder Weiss and ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) celebrated the 30th anniversary of their cooperation – including the christening of a locomotive.

The international transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss and the RCG have been working together for three decades. To mark this anniversary, Wolfram Senger-Weiss, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss, and Christoph Grasl, member of the Management Board of the RCG, celebrated together with numerous guests at the Vienna Central Station on 6 May 2024. The highlight of the event was the ceremonial christening and commissioning of the jointly designed Taurus locomotive named “Europa”. The anniversary locomotive will operate on routes across Central Europe.

Orange Combi Cargo: a success story of partnership

A milestone in the partnership is the Orange Combi Cargo (OCC), a block train that has been running daily for 16 years between Vienna, Wels, Hall i.T. and Bludenz. It provides a stable, environmentally friendly transportation solution within Austria, transporting food and beverages, drugstore products and building materials among others. It replaces approximately 60 truck trips per day, avoiding around 9,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Working together for climate-friendly freight transport

A significant proportion of rail transport consists of transit traffic, particularly between western ports such as Rotterdam and Hamburg on the one hand and the Adriatic ports on the other. Stable networks and partnerships are essential for shifting transports over to rail.

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