RCG goes China: a win for our customers

From January 2023, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) will be operating a subsidiary in Shanghai. Through this investment in the Middle Kingdom, RCG is matching its customers’ needs even more closely – and there are plenty of convincing reasons as to why this collaboration should be a successful one.

Customers will benefit from RCG’s expansion into the Chinese city of Shanghai right from day one. That’s because having RCG employees on site will provide a real boost to the management of the entire logistics value chain, including additional freight forwarding services. This applies to trucking, customs clearance, transshipment and, of course, also to transport solutions that use either the standard 40 ft container or the 40 ft high-cube container, which is a good 30 cm taller.

Competitive transit times and great flexibility

With its attractive transit times, RCG can offer robust and reliable alternatives to sea and air freight. It also makes it possible for customers to bypass the loading and unloading ports, which are still heavily congested, as well as the inland terminals. This added flexibility gives supply chains the impetus that makes the difference.

TransNET evolves in yet another direction

Thanks to the link to the TransNET, which already has more than 800 connections, customers not only benefit from attractive routes from China to Europe and back, but can now also reach Korea and Japan easily via short sea crossings. In addition to the North Corridor, the Middle Corridor is also available for future-proof goods transport. This trade route runs through Kazakhstan via Azerbaijan/Georgia and the Black Sea to Romania and on to Central Europe. This offers more planning security, even in the event of geopolitical crises.