Rail Cargo Group strengthens presence in Czechia

2021/08/19 at 2:00 PM

Rail Cargo Group, a part of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), has added a new warehouse to its network in Czechia. The facility is located in Prague, the country’s capital city. Freight can be moved to or from the warehouse by road and rail.

The new storage facility of Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is located in Malešice, a cadastral district of eastern Prague. It provides a wide of services, including transhipment, storage, cross-docking, palletising, container loading. Since the Prague-Malešice warehouse has direct access to the rail and road networks of Czechia, the containers and other types of freight can be moved here or out of here by both trains and trucks. Furthermore, this feature makes it suitable for combined transport. RCG’s new warehouse has a total area of 29,700 square metres including 9,700 square metres of covered space.

The Prague-Malešice warehouse in Czechia, source: Rail Cargo Group

Intermodal network

Due to the well-developed network of intermodal connections, the customers of the Prague-Malešice storage facility can book delivery from Prague to and from the most important ports and hubs in Central, Western and Eastern Europe as well as Asia. Among them are the ports of Bremerhaven and Hamburg in Germany, Koper in Slovenia, Trieste in Italy, Rijeka in Croatia, Gdańsk in Poland as well the hinterland hubs of Bratislava and Žilina in Slovakia.

RCG in Czechia

Besides the Prague-Malešice warehouse, Rail Cargo Group operates four containers terminals in Czechia: Brno, Mělník, Ostrava, Přerov. Most of the Czech facilities are served the rail freight traffic from Poland towards the Adriatic ports (Trieste, Koper, Rijeka). The Austrian rail freight company has also four subsidiaries in Czechia. Each of them is responsible for a dedicated area: Rail Cargo Logistics – Czech Republic s.r.o. (end-to-end logistics solutions), Rail Cargo Logistics s.r.o. (logistics of agricultural products in block trains), Rail Cargo Operator – ČSKD s.r.o. (a railway logistics specialist) and Rail Cargo Carrier – Czech Republic s.r.o. (haulage operations on the Bohumin – Břeclav railway corridor between Poland and Austria).

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