Due to increasing demand, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is creating a transport solution for containers (20 to 45 feet), swap bodies, and crane semi-trailers including hazardous goods between Genk (Belgium) and Curtici (Romania) with the new non-stop connection.
Curtici in particular is increasingly becoming a freight transport hub for local volumes from Romania and Turkey towards the Benelux and Ruhr regions. This sustainable freight transport operates three round trips a week with a running time of around 40 hours.
By combining the new TransFER connection with the RCG TransFER Curtici-Istanbul, the previous transit times from Belgium to Turkey v.v. can be shortened by around one day. Turkey in particular plays an important role as an international logistics hub because of its size and strategic location between Europe and Asia.