transport logistic 2019: RCG presents new TransFER Connections

European and Asian TransFER connections, innovations such as TransANT or SmartCargo, along with new services for customers and partners form the focal point

The Rail Cargo Group will once again be a fixed component of Europe's largest logistics fair, transport logistic Munich, from 4th to 7th June. This year, customers, business partners and media representatives will again have the opportunity to exchange ideas with RCG experts on the more than 300 m² of exhibition stands. The international TransNET will be present, and will feature efficient offers on maritime, continental and conventional TransFER connections in both Europe and Asia. RCG is also present in the outdoor area of the exhibition grounds, with the innovative TransANT carriage platform and the cutting-edge Green City Logistics Container for building materials logistics in urban areas. ÖBB’s freight transport division is positioning itself as the backbone of international rail freight transport.

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Comprehensive network: Expansion of TransFER connections and own traction services

With high-frequency TransFER connections for transporting containers, trailers, pallet goods and bulk goods, the RCG is one of the leading logistics players in European rail freight transport. The Austrian and Hungarian domestic markets, where RCG is the clear market leader, form the beating heart of the international TransNet. In addition, growth markets are being developed from Russia and Turkey all the way to China. In addition to the expansion of high-frequency long-haul connections, RCG is also pushing ahead with the expansion of its private traction services in order to ensure continued high quality along the transport and logistics chain as a whole. With the acquisition of a rail transport company in Poland. RCG is currently expanding its private traction network to a total of 12 countries.

Innovative rail logistics: from SmartCargo to TransANT and the Green City Logistics Container

Alongside its network of scheduled services, the Rail Cargo Group offers innovative, smart and environmentally friendly end-to-end logistics solutions for all industries. Within the framework of transport logistics, RCG and the mobile phone manufacturer A1 are proud to present the SmartCargo project. By the end of 2020, around 13,700 RCG carriages will be fitted with GPS. There are clear advantages for the customer: they will benefit from having information available along the transport route, including tracking and tracing, departure and arrival notifications, and the estimate arrival time of the carriage. In terms of transport logistics, there will also be the opportunity to visit the new TransANT carriage in the open-air ground, which offers a payload advantage of up to four tonnes compared with conventional platform carriages, and allows flexible superstructures combined with single carriage capability. TransANT will contribute towards shifting more transport from roads to rail and, in doing so, will have a positive impact on the environment. As a new tipping container prototype for building material logistics in urban areas, the Green City Logistics Container will also be present at the trade fair. This multifunctional, cross-modal container combines the far-reaching capabilities of rail systems with the flexibility of the road, thereby not only relieving some of the strain on urban infrastructure, but also improving the quality of supplies in the cities.

Climate ambassador: Initiative Rail Freight Forward and Noah’s Train

Each tonne of freight on the roads versus the railway produces 21 times more CO2. This means that a significant increase in rail freight transport is the only way to combine economic growth and prosperity in Europe with reaching our climate goals. For this reason, RCG is a founding member and supporter of the Europe-wide Rail Freight Forward (RFF) initiative, and is attracting a lot of attention with its climate ambassador, Noah's Train. The longest mobile work of art in existence has been touring Europe since late 2018, and some containers will be on display at transport logistic’s exhibition grounds. The RFF Initiative’s objective is to increase the rail share of the European freight transport market by 30%. The utmost in quality, a healthy price-performance ratio and the use of intelligent systems are set to bring more freight transport to the railways.