On the 22nd of June 2017, ČD Cargo received a license to operate rail transport on railway lines in neighboring Austria. The first transport was realized on the 22nd of February 2018, when Vectron ČD Cargo at first delivered 20 empty Sgnss wagons to the St. Michael terminal in Obersteiermark and on the same day the set returned loaded with XXS containers. The ČD Cargo locomotives could then be seen on trains with wood chips from Ždírce nad Doubravou to Gratwein-Gratkornu or on trains with urea from Germany to Krems an der Donau station. However, these trains were operated in cooperation with other entities.
The change in business strategy has occurred since January this year, when our Austrian branch office: ČD Cargo Niederlassung Wien was opened. It is directly subordinated to the Board of Directors of ČD Cargo. The branch office was registered in the Austrian Commercial Register on the 19th of January 2019 and was subsequently registered on the competent Tax office.
And already on the 20th of January 2019 in the evening the complete train loaded with precast concrete products left the Czech Republic at the border crossing station Horní Dvořiště and continued to Villach via Linz and Selzthal. At the head of this train was a pair of ČD Cargo Vectrons -383.007 and 383.001. Along the Austrian territory the train was run by ČD Cargo driver on the ČD Cargo license. After unloading, the empty set returned across Břeclav to the loading to Čáslav, resp. to Skovice.
The main activity of ČD Cargo Niederlassung Wien is the operation of rail freight services on the territory of Austria. "We offer the transport of goods in complete trains, as well as in transit through Austria from Hungary or Slovakia to Germany, also in the opposite direction," says Norbert Moller, head of the ČD Cargo Niederlassung Wien branch office, adding: "We can already boast recommendations from shipments of wood, chemical products or grain, and I believe our offer will be interesting to other customers as well."
Tax Number: ATU 74073717 Company Register Number: FN 503939 m Railway Company indentificaton Number (For CIM & CUV): UIC 2154
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