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Strategic agreement between Rail Cargo Hungaria and Ipoly Erdő concluded

Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt. and Ipoly Erdő Zrt. as the representative of the 22 forestry industries – some of which are owned by the Hungarian state – have once again concluded a strategic framework agreement valid until the end of 2019.

The agreement was signed by Imre Kovács (Board of Director RCH) and László Kiss (Executive Director Ipoly Erdő Zrt.) and lays down the precise regulations regarding freight costs for timber transports.

Since 2011, RCH and Ipoly Erdő have been consolidating their cooperation through strategic cooperation agreements, which form the basis for efficient timber transport due to the regional expansion of forestry activities and the increased need for rail logistics services. This means that between 600,000 and 700,000 tonnes of timber are reliably transported to their destinations by rail every year. The framework agreement makes these transports more calculable for RCH and the forestry industry, as both availability and capacity utilisation of the wagons are ensured.

The timber demand of the Hungarian construction industry has increased enormously in recent years, which means that RCH's trains also deliver more consignments to national destinations. At the same time, transports across the Hungarian border have declined. The cooperation agreement further intensifies the cooperation between RCH and Ipoly Erdő. In addition to rail logistics services, initiatives to promote environmental protection and environmentally conscious thinking are also being promoted.