In preparation for future demand, GATX is adding more than 350 new grain railcars to its fleet, with the first customer deliveries taking place in mid-January.
Johannes Friess, Business Unit Manager at GATX Rail Europe said, “We’re starting the new year with a strong addition to our fleet, both in quality as well as in quantity. With this addition, our customers can transport grain, an essential food item, safely and sustainably year-round.”
Reinhold Pölzl, Business Unit Manager at ÖBB Rail Cargo Group added, “We have been looking forward to GATX Rail Europe expanding its fleet to include grain railcars as the demand for the Tagnpps railcar type keeps growing across the continent. It is always our goal to anticipate and deliver customer demands, and in GATX Rail Europe, we have found a strong partner with very similar values.”
GATX has introduced the new grain railcars in two different sizes for different types of deliveries. The Tagnpps grain railcars have two possible dimensions, 95 and 103 cubic meters, resulting in different car lengths and weights to meet customers' specific loading, hauling, and unloading requirements.