Newly developed crude oil and grain transport wagons are being leased by EWG from the Swiss Wascosa

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 10. 10:41

The East-West Gate (EWG) intermodal terminal located in Fényeslitké in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County will lease 60 newly developed and environmentally friendly crude oil and grain transport wagons from Switzerland’s Wascosa on a long-term lease, and the company is also negotiating the supply of another 180 railway wagons, he announced. CEO of EWG at the company’s press conference on Wednesday.

János Tálosi said that EWG’s railway fleet includes 5 Traxx, 1 Siemens Vectron and 3 Szergej locomotives, as well as more than 200 cars. The company will use the new, light-weight, large-volume “green wagons” exclusively for environmentally friendly transport, for transporting agricultural products, primarily Ukrainian grain and crude oil to Southern and Western Europe.

So far, 30 grain carriers have arrived from the wagons, another 30 will arrive at the end of May, the rest are expected in June and July, he added.

According to his information, the company’s goal is to be able to work with 400 freight wagons, which ensures the expected traffic at the terminal, and the rolling stock capacity of 15,000 tons.

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