ÖBB freight transportation relies on digitized processes along
the Asia-Europe corridor
Rail Cargo Group and Digital Logistics LLC sign a Memorandum of Understanding
The aim is to digitize operational processes across European borders
(Vienna, XX March, 2019) – During the International Railway Congress 2019 the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and Digital Logistics LLC – a joint venture of Russian Railways (RZD) and the developer of digital platforms INTELLEX LLC – signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The main purpose of the memorandum is to promote joint developments, standardization and digitalization of operational processes
across Europe's borders. This should enable faster border processing and a shortening of
end-to-end transit times.
With the intention to set new standards in rail logistics with the use of state-of-the-art digitization tools, Thomas Kargl, Member of the Board of Rail Cargo Group, and Alexander Kochukov, CEO of Digital Logistics LLC, signed the Memorandum of Understanding. "This will strengthen cross-border cooperation between Europe and Russia and drive the implementation of reliable continental end-to-end logistics solutions," explains RCG Board
In particular, the Memorandum confirms the interest of both parties in ensuring a gradual transition to digital technologies in the organization of international rail freight services. In this context, a digital logistics platform is to be developed in order to be able to map transport processes digitally in the future as well as to enable electronic data exchange with regard to the planning and coordination of rail freight traffic. "The signing of the memorandum was an important step towards increasing the attractiveness of rail transports in Russia, Europe and
Asia. This confirms our determination to reach a new level in international freight transportation through digitalization measures," says Kargl.
Digital Logistics LLC: The upcoming platform in logistics
Digital Logistics LLC was established in March 2018 for the development and implementation
of digital services in railway transport. The company owns and operates the electronic trading
platform "Freight". The company is a joint venture of Russian Railways holding (51%) and
INTELLEX LLC (49%).
Rail Cargo Group: Freight traffic of the ÖBB
The Rail Cargo Group is one of the leading rail logistics companies in Europe with annual
sales of 2.2 billion euros and 8,700 employees. Together with strong partners, the Rail Cargo
Group offers a comprehensive network of end-to-end-logistics in Europe and far beyond to
Asia. It connects European conurbations and ports with prosperous economic centers in
Russia, Turkey and all the way to China. The Rail Cargo Group's lead operating company is
Rail Cargo Austria AG.
ÖBB: Austria's largest mobility service provider
As a comprehensive mobility service provider, the ÖBB Group brings 459 million passengers
and 115 million tons of goods to the destination in an environmentally friendly manner every
year. Rail passengers travel in a particularly climate-friendly manner. This is because 100
percent of traction power comes from renewable energy sources. In 2017, ÖBB was one of
the most punctual railways in Europe with around 96 percent punctuality. Throughout the
Group, 41,107 train and bus employees (plus around 1,900 apprentices) ensure that around
1.3 million passengers reach their destinations every day. The Group's strategic lead
company is ÖBB-Holding AG.
Press contact Rail Cargo Group:
Mag. Bernhard Rieder
ÖBB-Holding AG, Konzernkommunikation
Phone: +43 1 93000 32233