Flat wagons for longer containers certified
United Wagon Co has obtained Eurasian Customs Union certification for the Type 13-6724 high capacity container wagon design that it has developed for Laude Smart Intermodal, which ordered 1 000 last year for use on Russia – Poland services.
The Type 13-6724 wagon was designed at UWC’s VNICTT research centre with prototypes produced at the Tikhvin factory for testing.
UWC said it is the first flat wagon in the 1 520 mm gauge region with a loading length of 46 ft and capacity of 80 tonnes, making it suitable for the cross-border transport of non-standard 23 ft long containers with gross weight up to 40 tonnes. The increased volume and weight capacity compared to the use of standard 20 ft containers offers economic advantages, with the ability to carry 13 pallets measuring 800 x 1 200 mm or up to 10 standard 1 000 x 1 200 mm pallets, compared to 11 and eight in a standard 20 ft container. Expected loads for the wagons include steel coil.
‘Three years of co-operation with UWC have convinced us of the operational advantages of Tikhvin wagons’, said Marcin Witzchak, CEO of Laude Smart Intermodal. ‘We successfully operate 40 ft flat cars, which run between Russia and Poland, and Sgmmns container cars for intermodal transport within the EU.
‘UWC has sufficient production capacity to cover our needs as a customer, while it also meets delivery deadlines and, most importantly, ensures the required quality.’