Green Cargo and the Rail Cargo Group have announced a direct route connecting Malmö/Trelleborg, Sweden, with Vienna, Austria, three times a week with a transit time of 25 hours between Rostock in Northern Germany and Vienna.
The direct line is not only the fastest transportation alternative, it is also a more reliable and climate-smart alternative. Not only does it reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 63% compared with road freight over the same distance, it also decreases road congestion.
“We can transport essentially all goods and wagons via our direct line, including hazardous goods in certain train wagons. Soon we’ll also be able to use intermodal wagons. When customers choose to transport their goods via Austria Direct, we can monitor them through controls and checks of the wagons over the entire route, which provides both reliability and punctuality,” says Lennart Johansson, Business Development Manager, Green Cargo.
The largest customer segment from Sweden is exporters of paper and pulp to Austria, Hungary and southeastern Europe. The majority of imports from Austria to Sweden are railway rails.