SCT Transport signs agreement with Hector Rail for transports Gävle — Göteborg

From January 1 Hector Rail will again run trains between Gävle and the Port of Göteborg. The customer is SCT Transport who has been appointed by Maersk to transport the overseas volumes of Tetra Pak produced in the Korsnäs paper mill in Gävle to the Port of Göteborg. The cargo will be loaded in containers and the frequency will be five round trips per week. The agreement is for three years.

Hector Rail also ran this operation during the years 2008-2010, at that time for another customer. A change in the new operation is the increased train weight, now up to 2000 tons. The operation with modern locos with recuperative brakes is another improvement. This makes it possible to regenerate the break energy to the electric network. This will improve the environmental performance of the transports.

In addition to the line haulage Gävle – Göteborg, Hector rail will also perform shunting activities at the Granudden terminal in Gävle.

The contract will employ one line haul locomotive for the transports between Gävle and Göteborg and one shunting locomotive in Gävle.