A bunch of new hi-speed loco for Naples interport
Interporto Servizi Cargo signs a full-service contract with Akiem for 10 + 6 TRAXX MS3 electrics
Interporto Servizi Cargo (ISC) and Akiem signed a 10-year full-service leasing contract for 10 TRAXX MS3 locomotives to be delivered in 2019, with an option for 6 more.
Akiem is delivering ISC a full-service leasing solution and is committing to the highest levels of reliability and efficiency to optimise locomotive availability.
Bombardier Service Italy will provide the maintenance service for the locomotives, with ISC and Akiem relying on the manufacturer’s skills and network of workshops in Italy. To be as close as possible to operations, maintenance work will also be carried out at the customer’s site in Nola.
Intended for ISC freight operations, these locomotives will be able to operate on the Italian domestic market on both standard and high-speed lines due to its multi system capability (3 kv DC, 15 and 25 kv AC) and will connect with both the German and Austrian networks. The new locomotives, manufactured by Bombardier, are part of the latest TRAXX 3 locomotive platform.
Akiem is supporting ISC in an innovative new project to operate non-interrupted P400 semi-trailer trains on lines connecting the north of Italy to Rome.
This type of operation is not possible at the moment due to the incompatibility between the height of semi-trailers and that of tunnels. ISC has obtained authorisation from the Italian infrastructure manager RFI to use the Bologna-Florence high-speed line during the night with such freight trains.