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ALS awarded contract to move 1,185 wagons

Project Overview

The 20 month project involved cargo comprising of 3 types of wagon, with dimensions: L: 14.35m x W: 3.20m x H: 4.50m, weighing 30 tons each.

All were moved by rail from the factory in Poland to Gdansk port for shipment to Saudi Arabia (KSA).

20th March 2018

As the wagons are built to US standard, it wasn’t easy to get permission for this part of the transport.

However, thanks to the experienced rail staff and some smart modifications to the wagons, the permit to move the wagons by rail was given by the Polish authorities.

Due to the construction of the wagon, handling the wagons by crane was not allowed. At the port of Gdansk the wagons were therefore loaded via a ramp onto specially prepared roll trailers with embedded rails, then lashed and secured for the sailing to Dammam.

Rail wagons on ships deck

All wagons were shipped by a Saudi flag carrier.

In addition special protective material was placed on the wagons to shield some special parts from sandblasting and extreme temperatures in Saudi Arabia.

In Dammam the wagons were loaded onto road trailers by winch, where they were transported to their final destination. Upon arrival at the destination the wagons were off loaded via a ramp direct onto the rail tracks.

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For more information contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 1482 796214