Freight One is testing the transportation of rolled metal products in open cars of high capacity
Experimental shipment of products was performed by the Novosibirsk branch of Freight One (PGK) from Novokuznetsk to Vladivostok for further transportation of products to China.
“Cars with improved technical characteristics show greater efficiency when transporting over distances of more than 1000 km. We proposed EVRAZ Consolidated West-Siberian Metallurgical Plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) enterprise a technical solution which will ensure the timely export of products, will significantly reduce the cost of transporting rolled metal products and balance the number of rolling stock on the West-Siberian Railway,” Evgeny Dolzhenko, the Director of the Novosibirsk branch said.
Freight One specialists developed local technical conditions (LTC) for the partner, including drawings, schemes for securing and placing cargo in rolling stock, and also equipped three cars with special holding devices.
As a result, the plant was able to transport 8% more cargo than when operating the universal model, using a smaller fleet.