United Wagon Company became the winner of an international tender to supply 200 flat cars for heavyweight containers to Laude Smart Intermodal SA (Poland), one of the rapidly growing companies in the field of multimodal transportation services and logistics in Central and Eastern Europe.
The equipment will be supplied in stages by end of the second quarter of 2019. The cars fitted with bogies having an increased axle load capacity of 25 t will be operating in the Russia-Poland-Russia transport corridor.
The 13-6851-01 flat car (40 feet long) has an increased loading capacity (up to 80 tons), which in combination with a decreased tare weight facilitates transportation of all container sizes (20, 30, 40 and 45 feet). The UWC flat car is equipped with reinforced center sill and stationary fitting twist locks enabling transportation of heavyweight containers. This sets the UWC car apart from the counterparts operating within the 1520-mm gauge space. The service life of the UWC flat car is 40 years.
CEO at Laude Smart Intermodal SA:
Our company is rapidly growing and moving forward with the aim of becoming the leading provider of logistics services in Central and Eastern Europe. That is why we focus on the quality of our freight car fleet. When engaging new rolling stock, we select the best suppliers and product solutions only. The UWC flat cars fully conform to our high-quality standards, and the production capabilities of our Russian partner allow to promptly build up the required scope of supply.