United Wagon Company to Supply Timber Flat Cars to Dessa

Freight car manufacturer United Wagon Company (UWC) will supply a batch of 60ft timber flat cars to transportation leasing company Dessa.

UWC will dispatch the freight cars, model 13-6895, in the first quarter of 2021. They have a load capacity of 72.5 tons and a body volume of 158 cubic metres. The flat cars have a loading length of 18.85 metres allowing them to accommodate three timber stacks of six metres in length each. Importantly, the freight cars still remain within the ‘short-base’ tariff range. By being able to transport greater loads without facing an increase in tariffs, shippers benefit from a reduction of transportation costs per ton of freight.

UWC flat car for leasing company Dessa for the transportation of timber
A UWC flat car for leasing company Dessa for the transportation of timber

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The freight cars feature uniform cross-section side racks to minimise unused space when transporting packaged cargo. The racks also protect cargo from damage.

The freight cars sit on 18-9855 bogies. These have an axle load of 25 tons. The flat cars have a maintenance interval of either one million kilometres of eight years, whichever comes sooner. UWC expects each freight car to have a service life of 40 years.
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