Railcars and Tramways Shipping

Höegh Autoliners transports locomotives, railcars and tramways on board its vessels. Our modern 72-foot and 80-foot rolltrailers are equipped with rails, specially designed for stable and safe transportation of railcars.

tram shipping services

Locomotive Shipping and Transport

Höegh Autoliners is a leading provider of transportation services for locomotives, railcars, and tramways, offering reliable and efficient solutions through our innovative vessel operations. Our commitment to delivering exceptional service is reflected in our modern fleet of, 62, 72-foot and 80-foot rolltrailers, which are specifically designed to ensure the stable and secure transportation of railcars. This mode of transportation is cost-efficient and ensures efficient and safe load and discharge operations.

To remove the risk of damage to cargo during transport, we have developed our own bridges that make the transfer from truck to trailer 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 rolltrailers, which is equipped with rail tracks. This makes the operation safer and less costly than with a crane.

For units longer than 27 meters, we use our extended rolltrailer concept which involves placing two railed rolltrailers in front of each other to connect them with the Höegh Bridge.

Once on board, the trains and trams are secured using various methods, including chocks, straps, or other specialized securing mechanisms to prevent movement during transit. Proper securing is essential to ensure the safety of the cargo and the vessel.

Höegh Bridge

With the use of the Höegh bridge, we can easily transfer the railcars from the truck trailer they were transported on to the railed roll trailer. This process eliminates the need for crane lifting in both the load and discharge ports, making the operation safer and less costly than with crane lifts.

For single trams up to 60 meters, two or more railed roll trailers are placed in front of each other and connected with a Höegh bridge. Transfer from road truck to extended roll trailer is performed in the vessel’s cargo hold.

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