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DHL Industrial Projects Supports Historic Inter-continent Move of 676 Passenger Coaches

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DHL Industrial Projects, a unit of DHL Global Forwarding that manages complex project logistics, deep sea chartering activity and heavy-lift cargo, is supporting Dunakeszi Járműjavító Kft with the transportation of the largest order of rolling stock in the history of Hungary.

In total, 676 coaches are being transferred from the production site in Dunakeszi, Hungary, to Egypt within a period of 32 months, which started February 10.

DHL will manage the end-to-end transport of the coaches, each weighing 48 tons and measuring 24.5 metres in length, as well as 4.5 meters in height.

Packaged for export, the coaches are transported via rail to the port of Koper, Slovenia, where DHL is integrating the cargo via its charter carriers. From there DHL will deliver the cargo via sea directly onto the railway network at the port of Alexandria in Egypt.

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Kapil Grover, Head of Industrial Projects, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa said, “This extraordinary project clearly demonstrates the depth of our expertise in complex multimodal bulk transportation.

“I’m incredibly proud of our teams in both Hungary and Egypt, who will be working seamlessly in collaboration with Dunakeszi Járműjavító Kft over the next two years to see to the project’s success”, Kapil Grover said.

The Egyptian National Railway is the backbone of passenger transport in Egypt – carrying an estimated 500 million passengers annually.

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“This is a milestone development for Egypt – a much anticipated rejuvenation of the public rail network system which is an essential part of our everyday lives,” said Magued Ragheb, Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding, Egypt.

“It is a privilege for my team to contribute to a national project of this scale, and in the process play a role in improving the lives of the millions who will benefit from a safe and efficient transportation system”, said Magued Ragheb.

The coaches are manufactured by the Hungarian company Dunakeszi Járműjavító Kft, owned by TMH International AG and Magyar Vagon Zrt on behalf of the Egyptian National Railways and are part of the final batch of an order of 1,300 coaches from 2018.

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Gradually, the production of coaches in Dunakeszi will ramp up to reach 25 vehicles per month by mid-2021 and with the first cargo due to be transported within the first quarter of 2021.

The size of the coaches presents a particular challenge in ensuring delivery via sea and rail freight, making this another example in a series of extraordinary transports supported by experts from DHL Industrial Projects.


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