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Rail Cargo Operator – CSKD Marks 20th Anniversary with a Grand Prague Event

Rail Cargo Operator – CSKD Marks 20th Anniversary with a Grand Prague Event
photo: ŠJů, Wikimedia Commons/Rail Cargo Operator – CSKD Marks 20th Anniversary with a Grand Prague Event
10 / 10 / 2023

The Czech freight transport subsidiary of ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG), Rail Cargo Operator – CSKD, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. It offered the perfect occasion for a toast, with partners and customers from the European intermodal sector being invited to the anniversary event.

Some 150 guests accepted the invitation to the “Občanská plovárna” venue in the center of Prague. Decision-makers from the European intermodal sector met up for a networking opportunity in the pleasant and relaxed late summer atmosphere, accompanied by delightful live music, an acrobatic performance, and boat rides on the Vltava River through the historic center of Prague. After welcoming speeches by RCG board member Christoph Grasl and managing directors Gerhard Kratochwil and Lukas Bernard, the guests were able to exchange views on more than just work-related matters in an informal setting.

Railway specialist for combined transport

The Czech subsidiary came into being when a subsidiary of RCG (then Intercontainer Austria) bought a majority stake in what was then CSKD Intrans in 2003. Ten years later, that company was merged with the Slovakian SKD Intrans, and in the course of this the company was renamed Rail Cargo Operator – CSKD.

Today, the specialist in railway logistics for combined transport offers intermodal shipments that avoid lengthy transshipment operations by rail. The company offers high-frequency long-distance connections with optimized transit times between the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Germany, and Turkey for customers in the Central European region. In intermodal transport, RCG operates hinterland transports from ports in northern, western, and southern Europe for well-known shipping companies and forwarders with direct and hub connections predominantly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, southern Germany, and Austria. Terminal and additional services such as container repair and maintenance, customs services, and last-mile logistics by truck ensure comprehensive end-to-end logistics solutions from collection to destination for small and medium-sized companies, as well as large industrial companies – even where the customer does not have its own railway siding.

Source: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group