Samskip adds 100 rail wagons to its fleet

21 December, 2017 – Samskip has added 50 more rail wagons to its fleet, bringing the number of new Samskip-branded units introduced in 2017 to 100.

Built by Slovakian manufacturer Tatravagonka, the type T-3000 wagons are specifically designed to transport (mega) Huckepack trailers, as well as all types of containers. The state-of-the-art wagons feature a low-noise brake system.

“The introduction of these new units reinforces Samskip’s pledge to continually upgrade its fleet with the most modern and efficient equipment,” said Allard Krijt, Samskip Fleet Manager. “These new units will replace older rail wagons in the fleet as necessary, but also represent a fresh commitment to growing multimodal business as we go into 2018.”

The first batch of units was delivered in July this year. Featuring the Samskip livery, the new wagons have been leased for a period of five years from rental company Nacco.

Note to editors:

Samskip offers pan-European, environmentally responsible combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. We are committed to cost-effectiveness, operational excellence and best practice in sustainable transport.

High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Russia, Turkey and Central Asia, both door-to-door (including collection) and quay-to-quay, transported using a wide range of owned vessels, containers, trucks and trailers. To match equipment to cargoes shipped, options include a full range of ISO containers and reefers, including 33-pallet capacity 45ft units.

In all cases shippers can make real choices based on frequency of service, transit times, freight rates and sustainability.

For further information please contact:

Eva Rademaker-de Leeuw
Phone: +31 88 400 1174