Port of StocktonCimbriaVan AalstBühler GmbHSailors SocietyTMS Awards 2021
  • Cimbria
  • Coaltrans Asia 2021
  • TBA Group
  • TOC Events
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Telestack

Eurochem and UWC agree hopper cars deal for mineral fertilizers

Eurochem and UWC agree hopper cars deal for mineral fertilizers

(Posted on 05/07/21)

EuroChem and Research and production Corporation, United Wagon Company, Russia's largest manufacturer of freight cars , signed a contract for the supply of 2,000 new generation hopper cars for mineral fertilizers.

The document was signed by Vladimir Rashevsky, Senior Executive Director, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of EuroChem MCC, and Timofey Khryapov, CEO of UWC.

The contract reaffirms and strengthens the long-standing partnership between the two companies. All agreements thereunder are set to be fully implemented by June 2022, with the complete batch of railcars to be dispatched to the customer by that time. The hopper cars for mineral fertilizers will be operated within the fleet of National Transportation Company (NTC), a provider of transport and logistics services to EuroChem MCC.

The 19-9835-01 hopper car features advanced technical and economic performance. It can carry a wide range of mineral fertilizers owing to its increased load capacity of 76.7 t and a body volume of 101 m3. The railcar design provides for lower impact on the rail track and meets high environmental standards.

As a result of using new generation railcars and the increased weight of the trains, the annual reduction in electricity consumption in the traction power supply system on the Ural - North-West ports line will exceed 1.5 MWh, and greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by almost 800 tonnes of CO2 compared to 2019-2020. The use of railcars with increased load capacity will reduce the energy intensity of rail transport on such routes by at least 5%.

It should be noted that EuroChem MCC takes systematic effort to reduce its impact on the environment and increase energy efficiency, based on the principles of rational use of resources and compliance with Russian environmental laws and the company's voluntary commitments. Introducing innovative technologies is one of the measures to achieve these goals. The core objectives include reducing the number of repairs, while improving their quality, applying the best available technologies, and reducing electricity consumption.

United Wagon Company has established an extensive service network responsible for warranty and post-warranty maintenance of railcars to minimize downtime for repairs, monitor their technical condition and ensure that only original components are used. The parties agreed on the terms of maintenance service for the purchased railcars as part of the signed contract.

EuroChem Mineral and Chemical Company, JSC manages the Russian assets of EuroChem Group AG, one of the world's leading producers of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers. The company's operations include mining and the production, as well as distribution of fertilizers.

Latest News

Work starts at Amsterdam’s Energiehaven

(Posted on 29/07/21)

This coming week, Rijkswaterstaat will see the start of preparatory work to remove contaminated dredged... Read more


ABP invests £8m for bespoke Frontier warehouse

(Posted on 26/07/21)

Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £8 million to build a bespoke warehouse for valued... Read more


New Milwaukee tenant to focus on green infrastructure

(Posted on 26/07/21)

Port Milwaukee has announced a new long term lease arrangement with Perch Point, a limited liability... Read more


Sohar Port looks to India

(Posted on 20/07/21)

SOHAR Port and Freezone, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry... Read more


ABP celebrates strong performance

(Posted on 20/07/21)

Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, has published its Annual Review... Read more


Record year for Pilbara Ports

(Posted on 15/07/21)

In a year when the Port of Port Hedland welcomed its first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier, the Panama-flagged... Read more


UWC and Acron agree on 500 hopper cars

(Posted on 15/07/21)

Research and production corporation, United Wagon Company, Russia's largest manufacturer of freight... Read more


Rail gateways outline pro-competitive combination benefits

(Posted on 11/07/21)

CN and Kansas City Southern have outlined how the proposed combination of CN and KCS will preserve and... Read more


ABP welcomes new £1m pilot launch vessel to Humber

(Posted on 11/07/21)

Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomed the first of five new pilot launch vessels to the UK&rsquo... Read more


Accel-KKR completes acquisition of Navis

(Posted on 05/07/21)

Navis, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency... Read more


The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Coaltrans Asia 2021TBA GroupCleveland Cascades LtdPort of South LouisianaTOC Events
  • TMS Awards 2021
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Vigan
  • Port of Stockton
  • Van Aalst

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping