Ost-West Logistik Netzwerk (OWLN) is a group of companies offering rail transportation of cargo in Eastern and Western Europe, CIS & Baltic countries and Central Asia. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the Company has representative offices in Vienna (Austria), Dnipro (Ukraine), Moscow (Russia), London (UK) and Nicosia (Cyprus).
The origins of the business are in Ukraine, where some of the companies of the group still operate. OWLN emerged out of the transportation department of the Ministry of Iron and Steel Industry of Ukraine established in 1967. The Company preserved the core competence of the staff – providing logistics services to mining and smelting enterprises of the CIS countries.
Today, with 20 years of successful commercial experience on the open market, OWLN manages 3 wagon keeper companies, 2 licensed rail freight operators, 3 freight forwarders, and 1 licensed wagon repairs-company. The Company is the only operator in the CIS that preserved unique knowledge base, expertise and traditions of its predecessor.
Other services provided by the group are the lease of railway cargo wagons, rendering of information services related to the location of wagons, control of wagon and cargo delivery on railways and at the marshalling yards of enterprises or ports. It also provides a range of special rail engineering, maintenance and repair services. One of the forwarding companies specialises in developing information systems and digital logistic technologies.
OST-WEST LOGISTIC UKRAINE
Owner of railway rolling stock, manages fleet of its own, leased and engaged railway rolling stock at operating domains of Eastern Europe, China, CIS and Baltic countries.