URALCHEM expands its own fleet of rail cars by 300 units


Moscow, Russia – 02 September, 2013. URALCHEM OJSC is increasing by 300 its own fleet rail cars for the transportation of mineral fertilizers and liquid ammonia. URALCHEM-TRANS (part of the URALCHEM group) will operate the new cars, along with the rest of URALCHEM’s rolling stock. The cars will be acquired through capital lease agreements, with the participation RB Leasing, LLC. The transaction value exceeds 700 million roubles.

Of the 300 cars purchased, 200 are mineral wagons manufactured by Bryansk Engineering Plant and 100 are tank cars produced by Ruzchemmash. All the cars will be transferred to URALCHEM-TRANS in September and October 2013 and will be used to replace an existing fleet that is being retired. Since the end of 2012, URALCHEM-TRANS’ rolling stock has increased by 500 new cars. Today, the total number of cars under the management of URALCHEM-TRANS is around 8.5 thousand units.

The Director of URALCHEM-TRANS, Vsevolod Kovshov commented: "The planned renovation and expansion of the fleet is one of our key areas of work to ensure the safety of the logistics of the company. The new deal allows us to increase the share of our own rolling stock in the fleet in accordance with the strategic objectives of the Group. The new rolling stock will be used to replace leased, obsolete and worn out cars.”