Trans-Siberian broad-gauge railway is to lead to Vienna
Not in 80 days around the world, but in half of the world in 14 days: After the freight train passed through six countries, the first freight transport via the new Silk Road from China arrived in Vienna. The ÖBB hopes that container traffic will revive the Silk Road.
After 9,800 kilometers and a travel time of 14 days and two hours, the first direct freight train between China and Austria via Hungary arrived in Vienna on Friday. According to its own statements, the ÖBB freight subsidiary Rail Cargo Group (RCG) intends to roll 400 to 600 trains on the so-called Silk Road this year.
New opportunities for investors
For investors interested in establishing new businesses along this new Silk Road, there are new opportunities and perspectives for transporting goods from road to rail.
Plots of land with a corresponding commercial license for use along this new Silk Road will receive a corresponding increase in value and can, for example, lead to a further sustainable establishment of business and the creation of regional jobs in West Hungary, says the Managing Director of ImmoTrading GmbH Gernot Hannesschläger.
ImmoTrading GmbH, through its Hungarian branch in Budapest, arranges some interesting properties on the new soap road on behalf of the owners. Interested parties can get more information about these real estate offers via the mobile numbers +3670522 0651 or +36705366036 (Mr. Hauer Robert).
Freight traffic of ÖBB number two
As freight transport division of the ÖBB, the RCG is after German the number two in the rail freight traffic in Europe. It currently operates three connections between Asia and Europe.
The train with 44 containers, which started in the 14-million metropolis of Chengdu, brought among other things electronic components, LED lamps and sleeping bags to Austria. The transport of goods on this route by sea takes four weeks longer, according to ÖBB.
The Rail Cargo Group realizes about 2.2 billion euros per year and has 8700 employees. In contrast to other railway companies, ÖBB is expanding its freight area and also serving the China-Germany route.