United Wagon Company (UWC) will deliver 3,600 container flat cars to transport company RB Group.
RB Group has ordered flat cars of the model 13-6903. This model has a length of 80ft and a load capacity of 74.5t. Each flat car can accommodate containers measuring 20ft, 30ft or 40ft, including refrigerated and tank containers with a gross weight of maximally 36t. To secure the containers, each car frame is equipped with four fixed and ten doubled movable pins.
The cars have 25t bogies with a maintenance interval of one million kilometres or every eight years. The service life of the flat car is 32 years. UWC uses automated and robotic systems on its assembly line to weld any load-bearing components.
“The container shipment market has been growing for several years now. Apart from export and domestic traffic, we can see transit shipments growing rapidly in transport corridors connecting China and Europe, Asia and the Far East, Russia and Europe. In an increasingly competitive transport market, the task of minimising transport costs is becoming ever more pressing. The solution can be achieved, among other things, through the use of technical advantages of the new generation of freight rolling stock, which is more efficient and reliable in operation.”
Rolling stock owner and operator RB Group owns a total of 2,500 flat cars.
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