posted on 24th Jan 2019 20:35
OVK (UWC) has completed a contract for the delivery of 60 container wagons on bogies with a 25 t axle load to Russia’s largest intermodal container operator, TransKonteiner, following the results of an open tender. The entire batch was shipped to the customer in December 2018 and consisted of 30 Model 13-6851-05 wagons (40 feet) and 30 Model 13-6903 wagon (80 feet). Both models are suitable for heavyweight containers and tank containers of a gross weight of up to 36 t.
Andrei Banshchikov, TransKonteiner’s Director for Equipment Operation, said: „Our company decided to make new purchases of container wagons with 25 t bogies in order to meet the increasing demand for our services. We are also committed to the steady improvement of our rolling stock’s operating efficiency, so we were attracted not just by the higher payload, but also by a longer mileage between maintenance activities increased to 1 million km, which will speed up our international transit throughput.“