News Industry freight wagons 18 March 2022
There are 15.1 thousands Russian freight cars in the country
Ukraine began the nationalization of Russian railway wagons located on the territory of the country. It’s announced in his Telegram channel by the Head of Ukrzaliznytsia Oleksandr Kamyshin.
Currently there are 15.1 thousand Russian railway wagons in Ukraine of 250 owners. The structure of rail car fleet located in Ukraine is following:
- open railroad freight car – 10,956 units;
- railway tank-car – 2,057 units;
- covered trucks – 587 units;
- flat-wagons – 158 units;
- other – 1,318 units.
Meanwhile there are only 482 Ukrainian wagons in Russia.
The nationalization of the rolling stock of the aggressor country became possible after endorsing the law “On the basic principles for the Compulsory Seizure of Objects of Russian Ownership in Ukraine” by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We operate within the law. At the first stage we made a list of wagon owners who have the Russian Federation among the founders. The procedure will take time, so we are already starting”, emphasized Oleksandr Kamyshin.
At the first stage it will be determined which wagon owners have a share of the Russian capital. It is known that such shares are in the companies that own more than 3,000 wagons. In particular, these are VEB-Leasing, VTB-Leasing, Gazpromtrans, STLC, Sberbank Leasing.
“Now Russian wagons will work for the economy of Ukraine. They will be useful for us, because we are developing new logistics routes to Europe, which will help resume cargo operations”, added Oleksandr Kamyshin.
As a reminder, on March 10, Volodymyr Zelensky endorsed a law 2116-IX on compulsory property seizure of the Russian Federation, and its residents. The decision to confiscate Russian property will be made by the National Security and Defense Council on the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers.