Samskip adds 50 more rail wagons to fleet

Multimodal giant Samskip has added 50 more noise-reducing rail wagons to its fleet, bringing the number of new Samskip-branded units introduced in 2017 to 100.

Built by Slovakian manufacturer Tatravagonka, the type T-3000 wagons are specifically designed to transport (mega) Huckepack trailers, but can handle all types of containers. The state-of-the-art wagons feature a low-noise brake system.

Commitment

Allard Krijt, Samskip Fleet Manager, said: “The introduction of these new units reinforces Samskip’s pledge to continually upgrade its fleet with the most modern and efficient equipment. These new units will replace older rail wagons in the fleet as necessary, but also represent a fresh commitment to growing multimodal business as we go into 2018.”

The first batch of units was delivered in July this year. Featuring the Samskip livery, the new wagons have been leased for a period of five years from rental company Nacco. Samskip, which operates across the world, has its headquarters in The Netherlands but was founded in Iceland in 1990. Its European rail operations include transports to and from Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden and Norway.

Author: Simon Weedy

Simon is a journalist for RailFreight.com - a dedicated online platform for all the news about the rail freight sector

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