Rail Cargo
12. December 2023

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group hires 600 additional container carrier wagons

Multimodal logistics, MML for short, is becoming increasingly popular. At ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG), the combination of various modes of transport, made possible by diverse handling techniques, is highly valued. Europe’s leading rail logistics specialist develops customised end-to-end logistics solutions in which the goods travel most of the route by rail in an environmentally friendly manner and the first and last mile flexibly by road. RCG has now signed a framework agreement with the Swiss wagon hire company MFD Rail. In future, up to 600 additional container carrier wagons will help to shift even more goods from road to rail. 

Ready for the Waste Management Act and more 

The wagon hire company MFD Rail is actively involved in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and professes to transition to CO2-free transport. The 600 rented container carrier wagons from MFD Rail are specially tailored to RCG’s needs and were designed for use with the MOBILER configuration. In combination with the hydraulic lifting system of the MOBILER, goods can be transferred between train and truck completely without a crane or siding. The innovative logistics solution is used last but not least for environmentally friendly transport of waste by rail. In 2023, over 200,000 tons of waste have already been contractually fixed according to the amended Waste Management Act and thus sustainably transferred to environmentally friendly rail transport. In 2024, this number is expected to be significantly higher.  

The first tranche is ready for use 

The first 100 newly produced container carrier wagons have already arrived and are being used in various of areas of waste disposal logistics. The next tranche is planned for 2024 and includes 100 more specially branded container carrier wagons that will be delivered to RCG in the first half of the year. By providing state-of-the-art multimodal underframes, MFD significantly contributes to upgrading RCG’s flexible logistics services and thus laying the foundation for a long-term partnership.  

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