The Eurosib company is purchasing 500 high-capacity container platforms. The rolling stock will be manufactured at a UWC production facility — the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant (TVSZ). Under the terms of the contract, the company will receive 270 freight cars before the end of this year, with the delivery of the first 30 platforms expected in June.
The 25-tf bogie rolling stock being purchased is the only model on the market with a length of 80 feet and a carrying capacity of 74.5 tons, providing the capability for simultaneous transportation of two large-capacity containers with a gross mass of up to 36 tons each. Unique technical characteristics allow up to 11 extra tons of cargo to be loaded on the platform. The increased overhaul period is another competitive advantage.
The acquisition of the rolling stock puts Eurosib among the largest players in the market of innovative container platforms. The company began to form its new generation cargo fleet in 2014 with the delivery of 285 wagons produced by TVSZ.
The increase in the fleet of container platforms is in line with a long-term programme for the development of container transportation. At present, Eurosib has about 10 domestic and export-import routes, as well as regular China – Europe – China transit through Russia and Mongolia’s border crossings.