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New generation of rolling stock: a choice in favour of innovations

Wednesday, July 27 2016
The new generation rolling stock costs more but it is beneficial to use it. Russia’s largest coal association – SUEK – will share the corresponding practical experience at the VII International conference “Rail deliveries of mining & smelting cargoes” (September 29-30, 2016, Moscow).

SUEK is one of the pioneers in Russia to use innovative rolling stock and is determined to increase its rail car park significantly. Igor Kurotchenko, head of traffic capacity analysis department of SUEK, will explain why the company renders it optimal both to purchase and exploit innovative rolling stock, and how to persuade a manufacturer to make a substantial discount.

Problems connected with transition to the rolling stock of the new generation will be in the focus of a special session. The speakers will comment on the effectiveness of government support measures – interest rate subsidies for new rail car loans and provision of old car decommissioning bonuses. The participants of the session will also discuss the costs of innovative rolling stock operation throughout the whole service life (after-sale service, repairs, spare parts provision).

The share of new generation rolling stock has exceeded 60% of all purchases in Russia in the first half of 2016. Nonetheless, according to the latest freight rail transport market research by the information-analytic agency “INFOLine”, a lot of operators still prefer renting rail cars to buying them. However, the acquisition of new rail cars is 8 times slower than the decommissioning of the old ones, which has already resulted in the sharp reduction of the rolling stock.

Among confirmed participants are: Russian Railways, RUSAL, NLMK, SUEK, Severstal, ChelPipe, EVRAZ, TRANSCOM,Federal Freight, IPEM, IEDT, Mechel-trans, Morstroytechnology, UGMK-Trans, Vostok 1520,Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Petropavlovsk-Iron Ore,Istok Corporation, Tranco, Russkaya Stal, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation and others.

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