LTG Cargo launches tender for new wagons

open-top wagons LTG Cargo has launched an international public tender for the purchase of 200 new open-top wagons for the transport of bulk and other weather-resistant cargo.

“Meeting customer needs and increasing the volume of cargo transported domestically are our strategic priorities. We actively cooperate with Lithuanian industry and strive to offer even more efficient, convenient, and sustainable freight transport solutions. By transferring more freight from roads to rail, we will not only reduce the load on road infrastructure, but will also be able to ensure even greater volumes of transportation that meet customer needs,” Eglė Šimė, head of LTG Cargo said.

The new wagons will be used on the 1520 mm gauge, which is operated in Lithuania and other Baltic countries. It is planned that the new wagons will start operating in the country in 2025.

The procurement of new open-top wagons will allow LTG Cargo to significantly increase its freight transport capacity by an additional 0.7 million tonnes per year. Most of the wagons will be used to transport dolomite and granite crushed stone, which is in high demand in the construction industry.

It is expected that in the coming years, as the development of the strategic railway infrastructure project Rail Baltica gains momentum, the demand for crushed stone will increase significantly in the region. Therefore, the new open-top wagons can be used to transport construction materials needed for the construction of the European railway gauge.

This is already the third strategic investment project of LTG Cargo in recent years. Last year, the company started the procurement procedures for new electric locomotives. It is planned to invest about EUR 100 million in this project, which will ensure sustainable transportation on the most important railway artery between Vilnius and Klaipėda. The company also continues the project to expand the wagon fleet for grain producers in the country. LTG Cargo plans to purchase up to 500 new grain wagons through a public tender.
LTG Cargo transported 27.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2023.

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