Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” (UWC, the Holding or the Company) (MOEX: UWGN), Russia’s largest manufacturer of freight cars1, and TransContainer, the largest Russian intermodal container operator, have signed a contract for the supply of 100 40-foot flat cars fitted with a 25 t axle load bogies for transportation of heavyweight containers within the framework of the International Transport and Logistics Forum PRO//Motion.1520, held in Sochi. UWC will deliver the cars to the customer before the end of this year.
This is the second contract between UWC and TransContainer. A year ago, the manufacturer delivered 30 cars of the same model 13-6851-05 (40 feet long) and 30 cars of the model 13-6903 (80-feet long) to the operator. So, the TransContainer fleet will soon contain 160 Tikhvin-produced cars.
The 13-6851-05 flat cars has a load capacity of 80 t and loading length of 40 feet. It is designed for the transport of heavyweight containers and tank containers with a gross weight of up to 40 tons, including hazardous cargoes (the flat car is equipped with an energy-intensive draft gear).
The 13-6851-05 railcar is fitted with 18-9855 bogies with a 25 t axle load, which increases the overhaul mileage up to 1 million km (or 8 years), while other typical cars available in the market are sent for their first depot repair after running 210,000 km (or three years), with subsequent maintenance and repairs carried out every 120-210,000 km (or three years). Service life of the UWC car is 40 years.
1Data sourced from INFOLine-Analytics: https://infoline.spb.ru/news/?news=162724