Importing 554 Rail Carriages for NSW’s New Mariyung Train Fleet
- 554 Rail carriages to be delivered.
- Each carriage weighs approximately 50 tonnes.
- An extensive public project for New South Wales.
Assisting the NSW government to import 554 rail carriages from Asia to Australia, is no easy task.
Over the next few years, the New South Wales Government is progressively introducing the Mariyung fleet. The trains will replace the aged v-set trains, some of the oldest trains running on the electrified network.
Each consignment, managed by ICE, consists of one full train, which is made up of 10 rail carriages. Each carriage weighs approximately 50 tonnes. In total, there will be 554 rail carriages delivered.
As lead project co-ordinator, ICE is responsible for the logistics of moving these train carriages from South Korea to the Port of Kembla, NSW. The first consignment saw the train carriages arrive into Australia, onboard a Ro-Ro vessel at the Port of Kembla. This shipment involved the seamless operation of unloading the rail carriages from the vessel by dock truck and MAFI trailer.
The carriages were then lifted by crane, directly onto the on-dock rail infrastructure. From there, they were towed by locomotive to Eveleigh, in Sydney.
A major advantage of utilising the Port of Kembla to unload the fleet is its ability to unload cargo directly onto the Port’s on-dock rail infrastructure.
ICE is continuing to complete this project and is expected to have it finalised by 2023.
The fleet will undergo rigorous testing to ensure it is ready to service commuters who travel between Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains, and the South Coast.
We are proud to be the chosen freight forwarding company for this major public project that will carry 130,000 customers each day during peak periods.