Hector Rail signs a full-service provision contract with mgw Service 

On 12 July, Hector Rail and mgw Service signed a five-year full-service provision contract. The two parties will be collaborating to deliver a comprehensive maintenance strategy for Hector Rail’s growing modern fleet. Maintenance operations are due to start in January 2018. "Weare thrilled to have won this important contract. It demonstrates confidence in our growing and effective company and it reinforces mgw Service as a high-quality maintenance provider in Sweden. Through this successful partnership with Hector Rail, mgw Service will go on developing maintenance services that will continuously improve fleet performance and availability," said Michaël Lautenbach, Managing Director of mgw Service. "I am very pleased that we have been able to expand our relationship with mgw service. By working in partnership, I am convinced that we will further develop Hector…
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Hector Rail signs new contract with Collicare logistics

On the 20th of September Collicare Logistics and Hector Rail AB exchanged and signed a 3 year contract which start on the 16th of October. The 2 companies will work together to connect 2 remote locations with an efficient and fast new route. “The train will go directly from Italy to Norway, and it will offer the fastest transit time in the market, says Ronny Nordmark, Development Manager in ColliCare. This means fast, price efficient and predictable shipping of our customers goods.”   “We choose to invest in a rail service now to offer the most price efficient transport from Italy to Norway. In addition, this is the most environmentally friendly method for transporting goods. We wish to keep focusing on the environment, and this train is definitely a step…
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Hector Rail will be the traction provider for Leo Express passenger railway transportations

Hector Rail will be the traction provider for Leo Express passenger railway transportation operating between Berlin and Stuttgart. The commercial traffic is due to start 24th August. Initially the trains will run 4 round trips per week, Thursday afternoon to Monday morning. Leo Express is responsible for the promotion of the trains and the marketing is supported by Flixbus. Flixbus is the biggest private coach operator in central Europe. Leo Express will provide the conductor and service staff and Hector Rail the locomotive and drivers.
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170807 Hector Rail signs new contract with LKAB

On the 20th June LKAB and Hector Rail AB signed a new 5-year contract, starting in December 2017. LKAB is the biggest Iron Ore producer in Europe and are based in Kiruna and Malmberget. Hector Rail is an independent freight logistics supplier for the European Rail Transport Market with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Both parties focus on ensuring their customers’ needs are met through quality, stability and reliability of results. The contract is to run traffic from Luleå to Kiruna via Malmberget 7 days a week, Hector Rail will also provide shunting in Luleå and Malmberget. To support both parties’ commitment to sustainability and the environment the new Vectron Locomotive has been selected for the contract. The Vectron maximizes the use of the electric locomotive and negates…
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David Knowles appointment to the post of MD to Hector Rail AB

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of David Knowles as Managing Director, Hector Rail AB, Sweden, effective on the 10th April 2017. David is currently COO of GB Railfreight and has been a key member of the Executive team for nearly 7 years. With over 25 years experience in the Railfreight Industry David has a wealth of operational and industry expertise. He has been accountable for the delivery of significant growth and the development of industry leading teams that have created and maintain GB Railfreight’s exceptional reputation and success. As well as leading and enabling company performance and efficiency, David will play a crucial role in helping Hector Rail AB achieve its strategic goals. David will have an important role to play in the development of the Hector…
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Hector Rail will manage SCA’s railway transports of round wood

Hector Rail will manage SCA's railway transports of round wood Hector Rail AB has entered into an agreement with SCA Skog AB to for ten years provide transports of round wood to SCA's mills and sawmills in northern Sweden, from Sundsvall in the south to Piteå in the north. In general, the new agreement will lead to increased train sizes. This means increased efficiency on SCA terminals in the railway operation and for the rail infrastructure. Hector Rail will as a consequence of the new operational set-up invest in new locomotives, which can haul heavier trains, regenerate electricity when braking and the mew locomotives can shunt in and out of terminals without need for a catenary. The wagon fleet will also be replaced to a new generation of wagons with…
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Hector Rail to transport more than 125 000 cars annually

Hector Rail and ARS Altmann have agreed that Hector Rail will transport cars from the south of Germany. In total Hector Rail will run approximately 600 000 train kms per year for ARS Altmann. The agreement is for three years. ARS Altmann is a provider of vehicle logistics solutions founded in 1975. The annual turnover is some 300 MEUR. Wagons are provided from ARS Altmann. - We are proud of the trust ARS Altmann has given us through this deal. This is our first contract for car transportation and an important step in our strategy to become an important player in the German rail market, says Mats Nyblom MD at Hector Rail AB. The traffic will start on January 9. The annual production will exceed 125 000 cars which means…
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Hector Rail extends cooperation with Samskip

Hector Rail and Samskip have agreed to develop their partnership on Sweden and the continent further. As of the 1st of January six round trips per week between Helsingborg in Sweden and Duisburg in the Ruhr area in Germany, via Copenhagen in Denmark, will be added to the existing operations. Hector Rail and Samskip do cooperate already between Duisburg and Malmö, Almhult, Nässjö, Katrineholm and Gothenburg. Both the old and the new operations are based on the same concept with through-going locomotives between Germany and Sweden via the fixed link through Denmark. January 2008, the co-operation between the companies started with the first direct trains ever between Scandinavia and the continent. Today, the Duisburg – Helsingborg train is an overnight service, allowing for quick door-to-door transit times. Collections can be…
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Hector Rail begins with short notice to transport 2.5 million cubic meters of round wood

Hector Rail and Trätåg AB has agreed that Hector Rail with short notice begins to operate the so-called "Trätågs-concept". This means that Hector Rail will transport about 2.5 million cubic meters of round wood from various timber terminals to a number of mills in central Sweden. The first trains are expected to be in operation before Christmas. The agreement is for five years. Hector Rail will initially operate like today's set-up, but will in a future situation streamline the production by inserting completely new electric locomotives in the service. These locomotives mean a more rational production by larger and heavier trains and the locomotives can at the terminals operate without the catenary and the locos can be remote controlled. Among the major terminals Lomsmyren in Mora, Vansbro and Ljusdal can…
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Mats Nyblom Steps Down as Managing Director for Hector Rail AB

Mats Nyblom will step down as Managing Director for Hector Rail AB, but will remain as an advisor to the Hector Rail Group. Mats Nyblom has elected to leave his position as Managing Director (MD) of Hector Rail AB on December 23, 2016. He will thereafter remain as an advisor to the newly formed Hector Rail Group. "Having founded Hector Rail twelve years ago and acted as Managing Director ever since, it is now time for me and Hector Rail to move on. It has been a fantastic experience to build such a reputable company together with our employees, customers and suppliers. The timing is now right for me to step down and hand over to the next generation." says Mats Nyblom "There would be no Hector Rail without Mats…
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