CargoUnit orders additional Vectrons

multi-system locomotivesCargoUnit, the Polish locomotive rental company, has exercised an option and ordered from Siemens Mobility 5 additional Vectron multi-system locomotives as part of a contract signed in September 2021.  The order also includes an option for 15 further vehicles by 2023.

At the same time, the company has has taken delivery of a Vectron MS locomotive under the agreement for 10 vehicles.

The received Vectron MS locomotive has a power output of 6.4 MW in AC and 6.0 MW in DC, and has been equipped with an ETCS system compliant with the current specifications (Baseline 3).

The Vectron locomotives from the 2021 contract are intended for operation in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the Netherlands, and optionally in Romania and Bulgaria.

“We are observing changing trends in the market and are adapting our locomotive fleet as international, intermodal, automotive, and chemical shipments increase. Currently, in the absence of alternative multi-system locomotive platforms approved for the markets where our customers operate, taking advantage of the option to purchase 5 additional locomotives is a natural choice for us to expand our multi-system locomotive lease offering,“ Łukasz Boroń, the CEO of CargoUnit said.

The ordered locomotives will be used by Lotos Kolej, the largest client of CargoUnit, and will deliver international transport services. “The locomotive to be handed over has been named Orzech to honour our colleague Piotr Orzechowski, Operations Director, who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of CargoUnit, Boroń explained.

CargoUnit has already purchased a total of 18 locomotives from Siemens Mobility’s Vectron and Smartron platforms. In total, CargoUnit could have nearly 40 Siemens locomotives in its fleet. The company has 185 locomotives for lease, both traction and shunting ones. Currently, the CargoUnit is focusing on the modernisation of its fleet by purchasing modern single-system and multi-system locomotives for international traffic


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