The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has strengthened its market position in Eurasia at the beginning of 2023 with the foundation of Rail Cargo International Freight Forwarding in Shanghai. Direct marketing of in-house logistics services in China is now possible for RCG for the first time with its full local presence.
RCG Spokesman of the Board, Clemens Först emphasises: “The new RCG company in Shanghai strengthens our distribution activities whilst reducing dependence on external partners in China. This is of paramount importance as business in China is almost solely concluded on site”, and adds: “Furthermore, we also want to build on our successful development along the New Silk Road by pushing for routes via the Middle Corridor.”
Benefits of local RCG presence in Shanghai
With their new subsidiary in China, the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group can now provide all services in the logistics value chain, along with additional freight forwarding add-ons in Asia – from trucking to customs clearance, transshipment etc. – from a single, in-house source. Amongst other things, this simplifies access to customers, local partners, and payment transactions.