CD Cargo to purchase more locomotives, partly financed with Austrian subsidy
The carrier claims almost two thirds of its operations is international transport.
In the next two years, CD Cargo is planning a major expansion of the number of interoperable electric locomotives for international transport. At present, the fleet operates 37 such vehicles, including leases.
The freight carrier has announced another tender for the delivery of ten new machines, the deadline for bids is next week. The vehicles are to be approved for operation in the Czech Republic, its neighboring countries and Hungary as well as in Belgium and the Netherlands, with delivery by the end of March 2024 at the latest.
This year, the fleet of interoperable locomotives is to be expanded by another ten TRAXX MS3 machines from Alstom as a result of a separate tender held last year. The locomotives are designated for CD Cargo Austria. The framework contract provides for up to 50 locomotives, 11 of the original contract have been used up so far. The carrier received a subsidy of 14% of the purchase price from the Austrian government.
CD Cargo is increasingly focusing on international transport, having recently obtained a license to operate in Croatia. The carrier claims 62 % of its operations is international transport.