Station naming deals announced
Runaway Rail Car Kicked Loose by Teen Hits New York Station
Škoda unveils its second tram for the Chinese market
Wabtec to buy Faiveley Transport for US$1·8bn
Constantine tram extension contract
Channel Tunnel: '2,000 migrants' tried to enter
Ottawa urban rail gets federal funding
UK and Italian operators order Vossloh locomotives
First Great Western and Eversholt sign Hitachi AT300 train contract
Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway
United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has begun delivering 64 covered wagons to customers in Kazakhstan, where the company sees a significant potential market for modern and high-capacity vans.
UWC said Kazakh agricultural output had increased this year and exports of goods to Russia and China were growing. Demand for modern transport services is expected to grow as Chinese investors back meat, wool, fruit and oil crop production in the country.
The first batch of UWC wagons is being supplied to freight forwarder Asian Synergy Logistics. The 25 tonne axleload vehicles have a capacity of 175 m3 and 73 tonnes, 7 tonnes more than similar vehicles. There are four hatches for the rapid loading of loose goods such as grain, while the doors are wide enough for loading and unloading by all types of forklift trucks.
The vans have an expected service life of 32 years, with 800 000 km or eight years between overhauls, which UWC said compares with 110 000 km or three years for older wagons currently used in Kazakhstan.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.