New state-of-the-art rail hopper wagons are now transporting aggregates on behalf of Cemex UK, building materials provider, increasing its rail transportation to over 10% of all transport.
82 new Cemex-branded hopper wagons are high capacity, track-friendly wagons that will maximise the amount of materials transported. Each wagon is able to carry up to 76 tonnes of materials for the production of asphalt and ready mixed concrete.
The replacement of existing traditional rolling stock to this new type of efficient wagons is a key element of CEMEX’s six year contract with EWS Construction, part of English, Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd.
The contract, the first of its type in the sector, began in 2007 and has enabled CEMEX to transport over two million tonnes of material per annum. This represents over 10% of the total materials transported and has allowed CEMEX to optimise efficiency and accommodate further rail growth as part of its commitment to sustainable development.