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BREAKING: ÖBB RCG Has Founded a New Subsidiary in Serbia

BREAKING: ÖBB RCG Has Founded a New Subsidiary in Serbia
photo: Heider Klausner / ÖBB/ÖBB RCG Has Founded a New Subsidiary in Serbia
13 / 01 / 2023

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group has founded a new subsidiary in Belgrade. With Rail Cargo Carrier – Southeast d.o.o, Serbia is now the 13th country in Europe in which RCG offers sustainable rail freight transport in its traction – i.e., with its staff and locomotives. The new rail transport company (EVU) will mainly handle transit traffic between Turkey and Central and Southeastern Europe, thus strengthening RCG's market leader position in Turkey.

RCG CEO Clemens Först says, "As the sustainable logistic backbone of the European economy, we can now also offer Serbian industry an efficient and sustainable connection to our network (TransNET). In addition to cost advantages and increased quality, own traction in 13 countries also offers greater flexibility. For example, we can now carry out transports to Turkey on two alternative routes – via Romania and Serbia – to be more resilient to infrastructure restrictions."

Enormous potential for the economy and climate protection

The connection to Turkey holds enormous potential for sustainable and climate-friendly rail freight transport. Turkish foreign trade is currently still heavily dependent on truck transport. Currently, the rail share of the Turkish export economy is only about one per cent. With the company in Serbia, RCG ensures that rail freight transport in south-eastern Europe is expanded and made more attractive.

Source: ÖBB Press Releases