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TRANSWAGGON hands over to Mercer Holz the final few wagons from a total order for 156

TRANSWAGGON hands over to Mercer Holz the final few wagons from a total order for 156
03 / 06 / 2021

TRANSWAGGON, the most flexible partner in rail freight transport, has completed the delivery of a total order for 156 wagons to the Mercer Holz company; they are designed to transport woodchips. The final 27 wagons with 81 containers arrived in Stendal (Saxony-Anhalt) on 11 May and were handed over there to Wolfgang Beck, Managing Director of Mercer Holz, by Carsten Schiering, Managing Director of TRANSWAGGON Deutschland.

With this delivery, TRANSWAGGON and Mercer Holz are continuing their successful business partnership, which has lasted for almost two decades. The wagons now handed over started their journey from the manufacturer, Tatravagonka, in Poprad, Slovakia, to Celje in Slovenia, where Container d.o.o. equipped each one with three containers. The train then set off from Slovenia heading for Saxony-Anhalt with 27 wagons. The freight cars were specifically developed and optimised for Mercer Holz’s needs by TRANSWAGGON together with its cooperation partner, Forstlogistik CH AG as well as Mercer Holz itself. The wagons' length of 63 feet made it possible to install three custom-designed containers with 21 feet per wagon. The optimal utilisation of the wagon profile and the containers, which were enlarged from 20 to 21 feet, increased the loading capacity by over ten percent.

Mercer Holz placed great importance on having the maximum possible flexibility for deploying the new wagons. TRANSWAGGON took this into account in that the SNPS wagons can both transport the woodchip containers as well as be equipped with timber cassettes or, alternatively, with fixed stanchions. “Our main focus was to further standardise our wagon fleet and use only one type of wagon for all our shipment.,” explains Wolfgang Beck, Managing Director of Mercer Holz. “The flexible equipment on the wagons and the simple way of modifying them will make it easier for Mercer Holz to further simplify dispatch of its wagon fleet,” adds Carsten Schiering, Managing Director of TRANSWAGGON GmbH in Hamburg. In addition to the 156 wagons delivered, Mercer Holz is leasing the relevant woodchip containers for each wagon. This brings the Mercer Holz wagon fleet to over 500 wagons of the same type, making maintenance and servicing of the wagons much easier.

TRANSWAGGON and Mercer Holz document their close cooperation in the joint development of the new wagons and their commitment to reducing the CO2 footprint by jointly labelling the wood chip containers. In addition to both company logos, the slogans "Climate-friendly on the road", "90 trucks rolling here" and "We save 28,000 kg of CO2 per train" appear on the containers.

 Souce: TRANSWAGGON press releases