ÖBB Rail Cargo Group has established a new train route between Xi’an in China and Rail Cargo Terminal – BILK via the Záhony-Eperjeske transhipment station, in Ukraine.
The container train with consumer goods covered more than 7,000 km within 10 days on the route via Kazakhstan and the Ukraine.
The first test train on the alternative route via the Chinese-Kazakh border crossing Alashankou/Dostyk and the Ukrainian border via Batjevo/Eperjeske was operated by RCG.
RCG operates several regular routes between Europe and Asia. In Hungary, goods from China are mainly transported to Hungary via the port of Piraeus or the Adriatic ports, and partly also via the continental corridors. On average, trains leave the seaports for Central Europe every other day. In addition, RCG is involved in the handling of around 1,600 trains per year and thus manages a total volume of goods of around 120 thousand TEU. This reduces the burden on the environment by 60,000 truck journeys and several hundred thousand tonnes of greenhouse gases.