New TransFER connects Italy with Russia

The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) expands its intermodal network with a new TransFER between Milan and Moscow. This sustainable transport solution connects Italy with Russia with high frequency and short transit times.

Map Milan-Moscow

Together with Novik Group, RCG has launched a new intermodal service between Italy and Russia. With combined forces, the new TransFER Milan–Chernyakhovsk/Kaliningrad–Moscow brings a competitive and environmentally friendly transport mode at eye level with the traditional truck solution. This connection on the sustainable rail between Milan and Moscow ensures a rapid transit time of only ten to twelve days and is served with one round trip per week.

Connections in RCG’s comprehensive TransNET

The TransFER includes door-to-door solutions that also cover complex storage and distribution requirements, including labelling services for goods in accordance with Russian legislation. Using over 1,000 Novik-owned 40ft High Cube Pallet Wide containers, all types of goods can be transported, including heavy cargo. Novik Group assists with customs clearance, for example by offering a choice of two locations in either the Kaliningrad or the Moscow area. With the direct and fast block train service including loading and unloading options via the Chernyakhovsk Border Crossing Terminal (near Kaliningrad), the TransFER provides further options for transport to and from surrounding European countries along the route.