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 the need for a heavy diesel locomotive for the last portion of journey. Plus modern control equipment means lighter locomotives.