Hector Rail has signed a new 5-year contract, starting in December 2017, with LKAB.
Based in Malmberget, Sweden, LKAB has proven to be one of the top iron ore producers in Europe. Hector Rail as an independent freight logistics supplier for the European Rail Transport Market operating across Northern and Central Europe; hope this contract ensures their customers’ needs are met through quality, stability and reliability of results.
The contract plans to run traffic from Luleå to Kiruna via Malmberget 7 days a week, Hector Rail will also provide shunting in Luleå and Malmberget.
The new Vectron Locomotive has been selected for the operation, in order to keep up with the both parties’ commitment to sustainability. The Vectron modern design means it is lighter than conventional locomotives, while also maximising the use of the electric locomotive, going as far as to not need a heavy diesel locomotive for the last portion of journey.