Swiss wagon hire company MFD Rail has signed a framework agreement to supply the Austrian Rail logistics specialist ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) with up to 600 additional container carrier wagons.
The container carrier wagons will be specially modified to RCG's requirements and will be designed for use with the MOBILER hydraulic lifting system. Using the MOBILER configuration will allow the complete transfer of goods between train and truck without the need for a crane or siding.
This innovative logistics solution is especially useful for the environmentally friendly transport of waste by rail, with contracts placed this year to move over 200,000 tons of waste, and a significantly higher higher amount expected next year. MFD Rail is actively involved in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and aims to achieve CO2-free transport.
The new container carrier wagons will be specially branded and first 100 have already been delivered and in use in various types of transport of waste, with the next 100 scheduled to be to RCG in the first half of next year. The new wagons have state-of-the-art multimodal underframes that aid the upgrading of RCG's logistics services.
MFD Rail is based in Rotkreuz, Switzerland and supplies the European combined transport sector with a modern and homogeneous wagon fleet, including providing its customers a high level of support, technological availability, and service. The intermodal wagons is supplies on lease come with a flexible and transparent leasing and maintenance concepts.
Providing wagons on lease reduces customer's dependencies on existing service providers and an easy way to modernises their fleets. That enables companies to move from road to rail in in an environmentally conscious, energy-efficient and climate-neutral way, and supports climate stability with a fully circular and digital green fleet.
Rail Cargo Group is the freight transport division of the Austrian national railway company ÖBB. It is one of Europe's leading rail logistics providers and has a presence outside Europe into Asia. It has a presence in 18 countries worldwide and nearly 6,000 staff that operate 448,000 trains transporting over 88 million net tonnes of freight a year.