Höegh loads trains for Bombardier

2 February 2016

Bombardier is a global leading manufacturer of trains and airplanes and when selecting their transportation provider for their current train project in Malaysia, Höegh Autoliners' North America to East Asia service was chosen.

The rail cars are produced in Kingston, Ontario and are shipped to Malaysia on Höegh’s North America to East Asia trade.  In late October, the first two units entered the port of Baltimore to prepare for their sea transportation. This process involved moving the rail cars from the trucks they were transported on into the port, to the mafis they would sit on during the sea voyage. 

Paul Hicks, Segment Sales Manager for Project cargo in Höegh Autoliners, North America says,

This is a critical point in the transportation where you might risk damage to the cargo. To remove this risk, we have in Höegh developed our own bridges that make the transfer from truck to mafi very smooth. The bridges eliminate the need for crane lifting in both load and discharge port as the railcars can be directly rolled on and off the mafi trailer, which is equipped with rail tracks. This makes the operation safer and often less costly than with crane lifts. 

The first rail cars were loaded on Höegh Berlin under supervision of Höegh, Bombardier and representatives from Bombardier’s nominated forwarder; UTi, and after a seven week journey they have now arrived in Malaysia.

To further enhance the Company’s capabilities in the breakbulk segment, Höegh Autoliners have implemented a Global Breakbulk and Project Cargo group.

Oskar Orstadius, Head of Breakbulk Segment says,

Our team exclusively service those accounts that move breakbulk and project cargoes. Everyone in the team is highly experienced in this cargo segment and we are spread across the key breakbulk markets, ensuring personal and local service to customers.