Ukrzaliznytsia sets up a company for purchase of gondola cars
About the intentions of the Railways to create a new company for the purchase of 3.5 thousand cars for loan funds from the Bank told Prime. Chairman of the Board Is. Kravtsov.
the balance of new company UZ wagon Cargo Wagon will be transferred to the cars acquired during the 2018-19 years for EBRD loan funds. This project, the Board of Directors of the Bank had to approve the may 23, however, the consideration of the matter postponed to another date.
the Total project cost is estimated at 240,7 million $, of which $ 150 million will be allocated by the EBRD, and the remainder of Railways will Finance at its own expense and by attracting grants from the programs of technical cooperation. According to the EBRD, we are talking about the purchase of nearly 6.5 thousand gondola cars, while the total demand of "Ukrzaliznytsya" is estimated at 24 thousand gondolas.
the view Is. Kravtsov, creating separate campaigns will allow new moving the Park to be more cost-effective than a physical inventory. Cars will work in the status of a private Park that allows you to set the actual tariffs for the use, increase the return on rolling stock and interested investors. For such projects, "Ukrzaliznytsya" is already negotiating with international companies operating in the markets of USA and Europe.
the Investment plan of Railways provides for the purchase of 8,88 thousand new cars in 2018, of which 3.4 thousand cars will be purchased with loan funds from the Bank, the purchase of grain wagons with a draft financial plan is not provided.
the Railways have repeatedly reported that one of the main problems is the shortage of locomotives.