Good news: GATX is constantly growing stronger in the standard freight railcar sector, too. We are further expanding our fleet of more than 23,200 freight railcars and are investing into modern rolling stock. With this, our customers benefit from an even broader product range.
At the moment, the German transport policy for rail freight traffic (RFT) can be referred to as the "European Guideline Policy": The "Master Plan, Rail Freight Traffic" and the implementation objectives derived from it in the new German Federal coalition agreement give a clear picture.
Rainer Kogelheide is leaving GATX in order to immediately become more intensely involved with national and international Association work. The managing director has guided GATX through 25 years of eventful history – and was significantly involved in developing the business into a recognized internationally active rental company with one of the youngest fleets throughout the whole of Europe.
From March 2018 on, our new Jumbos will be on the track: The lighter and volume-optimized tank cars have a tank capacity of 98 m³ – this is 3 m³ more load capacity than former cars on the market! The resulting cost advantages will delight our future lessees.
Since September we have been testing our new TAMNS- directly on site at our customers: We fill the car with different goods at various loading and unloading stations - with the objective of further optimizing this car type for you.
The Rail Safety Days took place in the Marl Chemical Industrial Park in October. Here specific knowledge concerning safety and the handling of equipment was conveyed to individuals who deal with rail tank wagons and tank containers every day. Naturally, GATX had to be there.
With GATX you stand out from your competitors: If you hire the new pressure gas car in jumbo format now, then from January on you will profit from the considerably greater load capacity – with an unchanged distance between outer axles!