Fully sustainable: RCG’s waste transport logistics solution

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has been transporting 78,000 tons of municipal waste per year from Tyrol to Upper Austria on behalf of Linz Service GmbH for twelve years – all in accordance with the Austrian Waste Management Act (AWG).

Linz Service GmbH is a subsidiary of Linz AG. It takes care of the infrastructure for water supply, wastewater and waste disposal, as well as municipal services such as the harbour, swimming pools, funeral services and cemeteries in Upper Austria.

Linz Service GmbH and RCG have had a close partnership for twelve years: Every year, up to 78,000 tons of municipal waste are transported from Tyrol to Upper Austria in bales or loose form. Alongside providing equipment – including multitainers and bulk containers (both MOBILER) and storage trestles, RCG offers a seamless and efficient end-to-end logistics solution.

Across Austria

The municipal waste transports begin in Innsbruck. From there, the MOBILER truck makes its way either to Hall in Tyrol or Fritzens-Wattens, where the containers are transferred to the wagons or groups of wagons. RCG’s innovative MOBILER logistics system is used for this: the MOBILER containers are transferred horizontally from truck to rail wagon using a hydraulic lifting system. It then travels to Linz by rail. The MOBILER truck also handles the last mile.

The MOBILER truck. Image: © Andreas Scheiblecker.

For the sake of the environment

By using sustainable rail as its primary mode of transport, Linz Service GmbH is acting entirely in accordance with the new Waste Management Act (AWG). Under the AWG and with the transport clause going into effect, since the beginning of the year, waste transports with a total weight of more than ten tons must be transported by rail if the distance exceeds 300 kilometres. Linz Service GmbH is a pioneer and has been putting its trust in RCG’s logistics solutions for years. And it is worth it for the climate: This saves the environment around 4,500 truck journeys yearly.

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Autor/a Nikos Papatolios

Fuente: RailFreight.com