Etihad Rail’s annual transport capacity expected to reach up to 59 million tonnes

His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirms, “Etihad Rail is establishing a sustainable national railway that will make a qualitative change in the freight forwarding and logistics sector.”

• Etihad Rail expands fleet to transport containerised and bulk freight including petrochemicals, aggregates, raw steel, limestone, cement and construction material industrial and household waste, aluminum, food commodities as well as general cargo both domestically and internationally.

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway, is tripling its fleet by announcing the award of a contract for the manufacture, supply and commissioning of 842 new wagons bringing its total fleet to more than 1000 units to serve the whole network. This expansion paves the way for the rail transport to become a principal platform for freight haulage in the UAE following the completion of Stage Two, as it connects the entire country.

The contract was awarded to CRRC Corporation Limited, a