Main facts about the project

  • From: Munich, Germany
  • To: Hanko, Finland
  • Terminal: Seelandkai-Terminal

The project

The Finnish State Railways (VR) is receiving more locomotives. On behalf of Trans-Trading Hamburg, Lübecker Hafengesellschaft (LHG) recently converted three Vectron locomotives numbered 40, 41 and 42, each weighing 90 tonnes and measuring 19.04 x 3.05 x 4.44 metres.

The three locomotives travelled “on their own axles” from the Bavarian factory in Munich to the Seelandkai terminal, where they were prepared for sea transport to Hanko, Finland, by Transfennica ferry service.

The Trans-Trading lifting gear was attached to the mobile cranes and the reloading of the locomotives from rail onto a heavy-duty roll trailer was done with Trans-Trading transport pads attached under the locomotives.

The LHG and Trans-Trading jointly carried out the sophisticated securing measures to meet all safety requirements. After the heavy package had been properly tied up, dock workers pulled the rolling trailers with the three locomotives on board a Transfennica vessel.

The locomotives arrived safely and on time at the port of destination in Hanko, Finland.

A total of 97 VR Sr3 locomotives will be delivered between 2016 and 2026. We have manufactured our own transport safety racks especially for this purpose so that the locomotives arrive safely in Finland.

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