RCG goes China: Five reasons why this is welcome news for our customers

11. 01. 2023

From January 2023, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) will be operating a subsidiary in Shanghai. This will allow us to more closely meet our customers’ needs. Read on to find out why this step into the Middle Kingdom is an investment in a golden future and how our customers will benefit from this expansion.

First of all: everything comes from one source

With our end-to-end solutions to and from China, we can take care of the entire logistics value chain for our customers, including additional freight forwarding services, all from a single source. This means that our RCG colleagues on site look after trucking, customs clearance, transshipment and more. As well as the standard 40 ft container, they can also offer the 40 ft high-cube container, which is a good 30 cm taller. 

Second: we’re bringing increased flexibility

Our attractive transit times allow us to offer robust and reliable alternatives to sea and air freight. But that’s not all. We also bypass the still heavily congested loading and unloading ports and the inland terminals. This added flexibility gives your supply chains an all-important advantage.

Third: we enable planning security

In addition to the North Corridor, we future-proof trade transits by offering the Middle Corridor as an additional transport route. This route runs through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan/Georgia and across the Black Sea to Romania, before continuing on to Central Europe. This gives our customers even more planning security, along with protection from restrictions caused by geopolitical factors. 

Fourth: TransNET evolves in yet another direction

Thanks to the link to our TransNET, which has more than 800 connections, customers not only benefit from attractive routes from China to Europe and back, but can now also reach Korea and Japan easily via short sea crossings. 

Fifth: we’re strengthening our presence in Eurasia – and that of our customers too

Like any other nation, China has its own cultural and social idiosyncrasies. This also applies to closing deals. In China, deals are usually wrapped up in situ. That’s the same regardless of whether it’s to do with block trains, the sale of container slots, container management or inland logistics. RCG customers have a contact person on site and, ultimately, a whole lot less to worry about.