Estonian state-owned railway cargo company EVR Cargo concluded in November 2013 a contract with one of the biggest locomotive producers of the region, Transmashholding, for buying four new manoeuvring locomotives, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The parties to the transaction don’t reveal the price of the transaction, EVR Cargo board chairman Ahto Altjõe notes in his e-mail to the news programme "Aktuaalne kaamera." Earlier, EVR Cargo intended to buy the locomotives from China, but Ahto Altjõe says that this project has gotten stalled.
The locomotives from Transmashholding will replace in the first half of next year the manoeuvring locomotives of EVR Cargo that have gone through amortisation. The new locomotives have valid European Union safety and handling certificates.
The same type of locomotives are used in Estonia also by the Sillamäe Port.