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AWT Adds Three New Vectrons

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Laxman Pai

Czech freight transport operator Advanced World Transport (AWT), a member of PKP CARGO Group, which is a leading logistics operator in Europe, on 1st July 2019 took over three new multisystem Vectron A17 locomotives from Siemens Mobility in Velim.

AWT is complementing fleet of eight multi-system locomotives, which will be used for shipments across Europe and help to implement the PKP CARGO Group development strategy.

The AWT Group currently runs a total of seven multisystem locomotives, which are used mainly for international transport, three Siemens ES64U4, three Siemens ES64F4 and from the beginning of last year two Bombardier Traxx F140MS locomotives.

At the same time it also uses multisystem locomotives from its parent company PKP CARGO for its domestic as well as international transport within the framework of synergy and cooperation.

New modern Vectrons are designed for freight transport, their power is 6.4 MW, maximum speed 160 km/h and they will have certification for operation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia.

"By purchasing the new Vectrons we implement a long-term strategy of the PKP CARGO Group to become number one in railway freight transport in the Three Seas countries. We are going to use the new machines above all in the north-south corridor, on which we want to focus in the future. Also, using the latest machinery, we can provide our clients with even faster and more complex services," says Maciej Walczyk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AWT.

Jul 22, 2019



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