Oceanogate Italia ordered from CZ Loko the fourth shunting 741.7 class locomotive, part of company’s gradual upgrade of Melzo RHM port. Oceanogate Italia provides rail transport for its parent group, the Contship Italia Group.
The company is currently operating twelve locomotives, of which nine in line service and three for shunting activities.
The Melzo RHM terminal covers an area of more than 30 hectares has a capacity of 300,000 TEU per year. It also includes 7 shunting tracks and a train set of up to 750 meters in length. At the same time, it is a key element of the so-called “Southern gate”, serving to supply ground terminals in Italy, but also throughout the whole southern and central Europe.
The upgraded 741.7 locomotive is primarily designed for shunting operation, which corresponds to its hood unit type structure with a turret cab for the engine driver, providing the operator with a perfect view.
The engine is powered by a Caterpillar 3508 combustion engine with the output of 1000 kW. So far, twelve of these locomotives have been delivered to four railway carriers in Italy. The largest Czech operator is ArcelorMittal with 20 units. Two locomotives also serve in Turkey.