Globaltrans owns one of the most modern and largest fleets in Russia, with a Total Fleet is defined as the fleet owned and leased in under finance and operating leases as at the end of reporting period. It includes railcars, locomotives and petrochemical tank containers, unless otherwise stated, and excludes Engaged Fleet.
Total Fleet of 66,692 units at the end of 2017. Universal Gondola is an open-top type of rolling stock that is used for carrying loose bulk materials.
gondola cars make up 65% of the fleet (43,603 units) while Rail tank car is a type of rolling stock designed to transport liquid and gaseous commodities.
rail tank cars account for 30% (20,122 units). Universal gondola cars transport various bulk cargoes, while rail tank cars carry primarily oil products and oil. The average age of Globaltrans’ Owned Fleet is defined as the fleet owned and leased in under finance lease as at the end of the reporting period. It includes railcars, locomotives and petrochemical tank containers, unless otherwise stated, and excludes Engaged Fleet.
Owned Fleet was just 11 years at 31 December 2017 – to set this in context, the useful life of gondola cars is 22 years while for rail tank cars it’s 32 years. Having a ‘young’ and modern fleet is crucial as alongside fleet size, rolling stock reliability is a key factor in both customer retention and ensuring a high-quality service.
Globaltrans maintains an appropriate commercial balance between its Owned Fleet (61,250 units, or 92% of the Total Fleet at the end of 2017) and the Leased-in Fleet is defined as fleet leased-in under operating leases, including railcars, locomotives and petrochemical tank containers.
Leased-in Fleet (5,442 units, or 8% of the Total Fleet), in order to enhance operational flexibility.
While state rail company RZD provides the majority of Locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.
locomotive traction, Globaltrans operates one of the largest privately owned locomotive fleets in Russia’s freight rail industry, with 69 units in ownership at the end of 2017. This provides the Group with added flexibility and it actively employs its own Locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.
locomotives to create block trains for transporting primarily oil products and oil. This service optimises delivery times and fleet utilisation.
High quality maintenance and repair have always been important components of the Group’s success. Globaltrans` rolling stock undergoes a rigorous and regular programme of repair and maintenance that meets all the applicable rules and regulations.