Rail Cargo Group and LogServ have agreed to extend their joint use of dispatch wagons for five more years. The extended agreement was signed in late January and will be in place from April 1. It follows an already successful 5-year period of cooperation between the companies.
The specific collaboration is quite unique and has offered much to both parties. It began in 2016 in an attempt to provide wagons to the voestalpine Steel Division. Since then, both sides have learned a lot through their collaboration, with the latest example being the pandemic’s handling with all the unused wagons.
Both companies provide wagons that the Steel Division uses to dispatch its final products. In total, they provide 1,400 wagons together, of which around 300 belong to LogServ. This procedure makes forwarding and pre-sorting between the dispatch areas much more effortless. Moreover, the wagons’ standby and transit times on site reduce considerably, thus positively influencing cargo demand and prices.
LogServ transports approximately 5 million tonnes of finished products for the Steel Division yearly. CargoServ, the logistics company railway undertaking, is responsible for dispatching a small proportion of the overall cargo volumes. The rest of the cargo transport is carried-out by RCG, which also meets international transport standards.