Kronospan to purchase 100 flat wagons for the timber transportation

Kronospan signed a contract with United Wagon Company for the supply of 100 flat wagons for the timber transportation.

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The shipment of the new generation platform cars (60 feet) is planned to be completed by the end of 2021, as railway magazine «Railway Supply» reports citing Infranews. Due to the innovative model of bogies with an axle load of 25 tf Kronospan gains a number of advantages:

  • overhaul runs are increased to 1 million km (or 8 years);
  • significantly reduced cost of the life cycle of the rolling stock;
  • increased carrying capacity – 72.5 tons;
  • decreased cost of transporting a ton of cargo;
  • possibility to load almost 40% more cargo.

Kronospan is an international company that manufactures and sells wood-based panels that are used for flooring, furniture and wood-framed houses.

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