Chinese wagons for export.

INTERNATIONAL: A ceremony on September 13 launched the CNR Cargo Wagon joint venture of Polish national freight operator PKP Cargo and China CNR Corp which was agreed on June 29.

Market studies are underway with a view to beginning assembly of wagons next year in the Baltic port of Szczecin using components supplied from China. Initial work will be for PKP Cargo, but other European customers are being sought and the scope could increase to include locomotives and passenger stock.