News from our terminals

News and selected current topics related to our terminals.

Train with signs in the forefront

Save CO₂ with ROLA

The Rolling Road ROLA supports the shift of HGV traffic to environmentally friendly rail. At the ROLA sites in Wels, Wörgl and Brennersee, over 151,500 trucks were loaded and transported in 2022. This saved almost 21,000 tonnes of CO₂. It would take 1.7 million beech trees to bind this amount of CO₂ per year. A real contribution to climate protection.

You can find more information about our ROLA terminals online at Brennersee, Wels and Wörgl.

January 2023

Gantry Crane Terminal Wels Rolling Road

Impulse for improvement

This year, we achieved a score of 2.1 in the customer satisfaction analysis according to the school grading system. We would like to thank all our customers for their constructive feedback in the survey. It gives us an impulse to make improvements, which we are already implementing at the terminals. For example, we are expanding capacities in Wels by adding additional space. In addition, we are planning to extend the crane tracks to 700 m by 2026 and to improve the terminal's drive-through capability.

Even more communication

We appreciate the valuable feedback we have received on communication. We will therefore train our employees even more effectively for direct customer contact, especially in Vienna South, Wolfurt and Brennersee. In general, we will proactively inform our customers much more quickly about any irregularities or delays so that they can react promptly.

Our customers rated the improvements already implemented very highly. They were more satisfied with the repairs and services at the terminals than before.

December 2022

Freight train drives through video gate

Project KLV 4.0 - the fast access

With KLV 4.0, we are taking combined cargo transport to a new level. Video gates, authorisation cards for kiosks and barrier systems will ensure faster processing and even more security at the terminals in the future. Throughput times will be reduced so that we can become more efficient and increase our capacities in the long term. We are introducing these innovations for you - your effort is very low. The improvements will definitely make you appreciate our terminals even more. We look forward to taking this digitalisation step together with you.

November 2022

Details on KLV 4.0

Sabine Ujhelyi, Development Cargo Centres

Sabine Ujhelyi - Development cargo centres

By 2030, ÖBB-Infrastruktur will have developed its terminals into modern, multimodal freight centres - enriched by many new services. Sabine Ujhelyi has been with the company since 2009, most recently accompanied the implementation of the new strategy "TSA-Map 2030" and has now been in charge of the new freight centre development division since 2 November. She is responsible for the strategic and operational implementation of the terminal expansions as well as facility management and the entire technical and purchasing area. In addition, she promotes the settlement of customers with an affinity to rail, thus further advancing the TSA strategy and strengthening the shift of freight transport to environmentally friendly rail.

We are pleased that Sabine Ujhelyi is taking over this management function and wish her much joy and success in her new task.

November 2022

Reefer container at Wolfurt terminal

Modern, multi­modal freight centres with high service standards

By 2030, Terminal Service Austria's terminals will have become modern, multimodal freight centres, enriched by many new additional services. TSA already offers its customers a wide range of services, such as the all-round service of reefer containers.

October 2022

Modern, multimodal freight centres
Stefan Haizinger, Head of Terminal Wels

Stefan Haizinger - new Terminal Manager Wels

Stefan Haizinger is the new manager of Terminal Service Austria's Wels terminal since 3 October 2022. The trained businessman and passionate freight forwarder from Upper Austria brings many years of experience in the fields of intermodal, freight forwarding, transport, purchasing and logistics and most recently worked globally for the Lenzing Group. He has several years of management experience and will support us in achieving our corporate goals by taking significant steps.

We are pleased to have won Stefan Haizinger for our team and wish him much joy and success in his new tasks.

October 2022

Freight train at terminal with sunrise Two gantry cranes with block train

We welcome a new customer for the locations Vienna/Wels towards Nordhafen

We welcome our first maritime block train from Ecco Sped at the terminal in Wels. It starts at the Terminal Wien Süd and is regularly en route to Hamburg. Two round trips per week are available to the shipping industry.

This is another train product that relieves the roads and contributes to CO2 savings by transporting goods by environmentally friendly rail.

Favourable increase

The demand for environmentally friendly, intermodal freight transport is steadily increasing. As early as 2021, the transport volume on the Austrian rail network has almost reached pre-Corona levels. Whereby Terminal Service Austria recorded an increase in ITE of more than 7 percent above pre-crisis levels.

This is a development that we are very pleased about and which we are continuing to drive forward with our services at the terminals. For example, through our high-performance, efficient goods handling with the corresponding terminal logistics including digital solutions.

Gantry crane lifts containers

MSC expands product portfolio

Our long-standing depot customer MSC, the world's second largest shipping company, has also made an enormous leap in growth in the full container sector in recent years. Together with Lineas as train operator, three to four trains per week are run in each direction as dedicated company trains between Antwerp and Wien Süd via LEO shuttle. This has enabled the cooperation to be expanded and the existing partnership to be extended to three locations - Wien Süd, Villach Süd and Wolfurt. Terminal Service Austria is pleased to further intensify the business relationship with MSC. This will enable us to manage and increase our joint business on the environmentally friendly rail.

May 2022

Stacker lifts container

CMA strengthens its presence at Wien Süd

Since the opening of the Terminal Wien Süd, we have been working very successfully with our depot customers MSC and CMA. CMA recently expanded its depot capacity to almost double of its previous capacity. We continue to look forward to a good cooperation and many transport units for our location. This will allow us to jointly further expand the transports via the Terminal Wien Süd and, as a result, expand train products.

April 2022

Stacker lifts container

We welcome COSCO at the ÖBB Terminal Wien Süd!

Our colleagues were able to convince one of the world's largest shipping companies of the efficiency of our depot. The first containers have already arrived at the terminal. We are looking forward to a good, long-lasting cooperation and to regular container flows, which we are allowed to manage for the globally operating shipping company. In addition, COSCO has already been a satisfied customer at our Wolfurt site for many years.

March 2022

Crains and containers

New train product Wolfurt - Widnau - Frenkendorf

Since February, Rail Cargo Group (RCG) in cooperation with Swissterminal, has been offering a new loop service three times a week from Wolfurt via Widnau to Frenkendorf in Switzerland. In Frenkendorf, the onward transport takes place to and from the Italian ports of Genoa and La Spezia on the Ligurian Sea, as well as to the two largest Western European ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

The new train product relieves the roads and ensures further CO2 savings due to the environmentally friendly rail transport.

March 2022

Truck loading on so-called "rolling road"

Its evident that ROLA is good for the environment!

More than 187,000 trucks were loaded and transported at the ROLA sites in Wels, Wörgl and Brennersee in 2021. That is 29 percent more than in the previous year. This shift from road to rail saved around 23,000 tonnes of CO2 - it would take 1.84 million beech trees to sequester this amount of CO2 per year. A real contribution to climate protection.

February 2022

Stacker

All on track for European freight transport in 2022 - through capacity expansions, modernisation and digitalisation.

Combined freight transport is becoming increasingly important in the international transport chain and as a terminal operator we have ambitious goals to make our contribution. Last year alone, we were able to attract new train operators to the terminals in order to transport even more goods in future by the environmentally friendly rail.

With the expansion of the Terminal Wien Süd, we have increased capacity and storage space for our customers by 50%. At the Terminal Villach Süd we were able to win a new customer for empty container depot operations, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), in addition to the existing major customer CMA. Over the past few years, we have already invested around 400 million euros in our seven intermodal terminals.

And the new ÖBB framework plan provides for further investments of around 135 million euros in capacity expansions, modernisation and digitalisation. We look forward to continuing on this path with you, in order to make a contribution to the shift of freight transport from road to rail and to further co-develop our range of services.

January 2022

Related blog - ÖBB Terminals: our contribution to European freight transport (German)

Vogelperspektive Terminal Villach Süd

Further investments according to the new ÖBB framework plan

In recent years, around 400 million euros have been invested in our intermodal terminals such as Wolfurt and Vienna South. The new ÖBB framework plan provides for further investments of around 135 million euros. By 2027, we will invest in capacity expansions and modernisation, as well as around 4.5 million euros in digitalisation at the terminal locations in Wörgl (Rola), Villach, Wels and Vienna South. This will enable even more goods to be transported by environmentally friendly rail in the future.

November 2021

Future Rail, Target Network 2025+ ÖBB's 2022-2027 framework plan (German)
Andreas Matthä and Renate Glisic at the Terminal Wien Süd

Completion of the second expansion phase at the Terminal Wien Süd

In the presence of ÖBB Holding CEO Andreas Matthä, the new forklift module was launched at the Vienna South Terminal. With the completion of the second expansion phase of the terminal, we will continue to meet customer requirements in the future and are thus pleased to be able to make a further contribution to shifting goods from road to rail.

May 2021

Terminal Wolfurt, Luftaufnahme Güterzüge mit Containern

Wolfurt freight terminal becomes part of the German AlbatrossExpress network

From the timetable change on 13th December, TFG-Transfracht is expanding its AlbatrossExpress network in Austria to include the Wolfurt terminal. With a frequency of five departures a week in both directions and the faster transit times, the terminal location is strengthening its hub position in the entire Lake Constance region.

December 2020