GYSEV CARGO Zrt. has enlarged its freight wagons fleet with 25 container flat wagons manufactured by Romanian company Astra Rail Industries. The units ordered last year have been delivered to Sopron and are ready to commence operating in the environmental-friendly intermodal rail freight transport. The investment worth 700 m forints (around 2.2 m EUR) was financed by GYSEV CARGO Zrt.
Astra Rail Industries started manufacturing the 25 wagons, each having 6 axles and being 90 feet (27.5 m) long this March and delivered them to Sopron at the beginning of June.
GYSEV CARGO Zrt. has now 60 units of container flat cars and could therefore fulfil its former objective to significantly improve its fleet of vehicles required for intermodal – i.e. combined rail & road – transport.
The Sggmrss container wagons are generally used in continental transport and are able to carry a maximum of 2 containers, each 45 ft. long.
„Environmental-friendly goods transport and logistics solutions are very important for GYSEV CARGO Zrt. The share of combined transport within the total traffic volume is traditionally high – around 35%. There are immense opportunities in intermodal goods transport, because the increase of combined transport is a tendency that is well visible not only in Europe but also in the whole world.” – said János Skála, CEO of GYSEV CARGO at the ceremonial takeover of the wagons.
The CEO pointed out that the investment worth 700 m HUF was enabled by the disciplined and successful financial management of the company.
It was only last year that GYSEV CARGO completed the two-stage development of its container terminal in Sopron. Within this project, using EU-funds, the container storage capacity of the terminal was increased by 20%, a container stacking machine and a high-capacity gantry crane were purchased, roofed lumber storage facilities were built and a GPS-based container tracking system was introduced.