Cargounit to deploy more Vectron multisystem locomotives in Central Eastern Europe
Cargounit, Poland’s largest locomotive lessor, will increase its fleet of multisystem locomotives in the coming three years. It has booked 30 Vectron vehicles from Siemens Mobility. All the units will be operated not only in Poland but in the nearby countries of Central Eastern Europe, especially on the Baltic-Adriatic corridor.
On Wednesday, 22 September, Cargounit and Siemens Mobility concluded a new deal related to the Vectron multisystem locomotives. The framework agreement consists of two batches of the vehicles. 10 units are the firm order that will be delivered by the end of 2023. 20 more units are an option with a scheduled delivery time until the end of 2024. It is the largest order for Vectron multisystem locomotives in Poland. The contract also includes the maintenance of the vehicles.
Focus on intermodal transport
Cargounit ordered the Vectron multisystem locomotives due to the growing demand of its customers, particularly in moving containers across Central Eastern Europe. “The purchase of Vectron MS locomotives, which are the core of multisystem locomotive fleets operated by leading national and private carriers, fits perfectly into our company’s development plans. International transport, especially in the intermodal segment, is the fastest-growing segment of the market. The Vectron MS locomotives are a proven and valued platform for multisystem locomotives and are approved by many European countries,” said Łukasz Boroń, CEO of Cargounit.
Currently, Cargounit owns six Vectron multisystem locomotives that were ordered in 2018 and 2019. This means that the leasing company will operate 36 vehicles of this type by 2024 if it used an option for 20 units. The newly ordered locomotives will be leased to the rail freight operators in Poland and the neighbouring countries. They will use the vehicles for operations in the Central Eastern European countries including Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria but also in Western Europe (the Netherlands, Germany, Austria).