Gebrüder Weiss launches groupage freight services from Vienna to Moscow

The logistics company’s second line of transport from Central Europe to Russia / Large export market for European companies

Gebrüder Weiss is launching a new weekly scheduled service between Vienna and Moscow from November 2. This represents another step in the company’s activities to expand its groupage freight services to Russia, making it Gebrüder Weiss’s second regular direct connection to the Russian capital. For two years now, the logistics company has already been running a successful line from the Bavarian town of Memmingen to Moscow. Russia, a market with a population of some 140 million people is a very attractive destination for export oriented European companies.

Gebrüder Weiss will offer its customers a weekly groupage freight line between Vienna and Moscow starting in November. (Source: Gebrüder Weiss)

“The new groupage freight line between Vienna and Moscow is aimed at addressing the growing demand of our customers for regular services to Russia. We have gained some valuable experience with the Memmingen-Moscow line, which we can now utilize to develop the second link,” says Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager Black Sea/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss. Vienna serves as a key hub for handling goods coming from Central, Eastern and South-East Europe, with consumer goods, automotive parts, and industrial components being transported primarily.

Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager Black Sea/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss (Source: Gebrüder Weiss)

Gebrüder Weiss will start with weekly departures from Vienna on Fridays. Transport to Moscow will take four days, after which the goods will be taken to the respective recipients within Russia by the logistics company’s exclusive partner JDE (Zheldor Ekspeditsiya). With 244 locations in the Russian Federation, the general freight carrier has one of the largest distribution networks between Smolensk and Vladivostok. Gebrüder Weiss plans to increase the frequency of both scheduled services in the mid-term, with additional connections from Europe to Russia following. Further information on this groupage freight services can be found here: 

About Gebrüder Weiss

With more than 7,300 employees, 150 company-owned locations and an annual turnover of 1.7 billion euros (2019), Gebrüder Weiss ranks among Europe’s leading transport and logistics companies. In addition to its core business of land transport, air & sea freight, and logistics, the company operates a number of highly specialized industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach (Austria) – including the logistics consultancy firm x|vise, tectraxx (industry specialist for hi-tech businesses), dicall (communications solutions, market research, training), Rail Cargo (railway transports), and the Gebrüder Weiss parcel service GWP, co-shareholder of the Austrian company DPD. This bundling of services allows the corporate group to respond to customer needs quickly and flexibly. Today, having implemented a variety of environmental, economic and social initiatives, the family-run company with a 500-year history is also considered a pioneer in sustainable business practices.

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