RCG now also in Serbia with its own traction – Faster connections to Greece and Turkey

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has founded a new subsidiary in Serbia, bringing the number of countries in which it operates with its own staff and locomotives to 13.

– That means faster TransFER connections to Greece and Turkey for our customers – RCG stated.

The foundation of new subsidiary – Rail Cargo Carrier – Southeast d.o.o., has made Serbia the 13th country in Europe in which RCG offers sustainable rail freight transport with its own staff and locomotives.

The new railway undertaking will mainly provide transit services between Turkey and Central and South-Eastern Europe, thus strengthening RCG’s market-leading position in Turkey

RCG CEO Clemens Först says:

– As the sustainable logistics backbone of the European economy, we are now also able to offer Serbian industrial companies an efficient and sustainable connection to our network (TransNET). Besides cost advantages and increased quality, in-house traction in 13 countries also offers a higher degree of flexibility. This means, for example, that we can now carry out transports to Turkey on two alternative routes – via Romania and via Serbia – in order to be more resilient to infrastructural restrictions.

Huge potential for the economy and climate protection

The connection with Turkey has huge potential for sustainable, climate-friendly rail freight transport. As it stands, Turkish foreign trade is still heavily dependent on truck transports. Rail currently accounts for only about one percent of Turkey’s exports. By establishing the company in Serbia, RCG is ensuring that rail freight transport in South-Eastern Europe expands and becomes more attractive.