United Wagon Company has shipped the batch of 84 heavy flat cars equipped with 25 t axle load bogies for the transportation of containers to the international logistics service provider Rhenus Logistics.
The model 13-6903 flat car is designed for the transportation of light and large-capacity universal, specialised and refrigerated containers and tank containers for non-dangerous goods. The car is equipped with reinforced folding and fixed container fitting stops to accommodate containers in various combinations. The car has successfully passed fatigue and endurance tests and is the only 80-foot model on the Russian market with permission to simultaneously carry two containers with a gross weight of up to 36 tons each. Combined with the increased payload capacity of up to 74.5 tons, this allows up to 11 extra tons of freight to be loaded on the flat car in comparison with analogues in the Russian fleet. As a result, this significantly reduces the required fleet of rolling stock while maintaining traffic volumes.
Raf De Schutter,
Director for Sales and Development at Rhenus Intermodal Systems:
Working in the international transport logistics market in Europe and the CIS countries, we have established high standards of work for ourselves and our partners. Our clients expect from us not only a variety of routes and the best ratio of tariff to transit time, but also high-quality and efficient rolling stock, in terms of rail transportation. With the acquisition of UWC rolling stock, we intend to significantly improve the transportation economics. In addition, thanks to the new generation cars, the company plans to continue developing the freight car fleet, increasing its reliability and efficiency.