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Tank wagon contract takes GATX into Turkey

20 Apr 2011

TURKEY: GATX Corp's tank wagon leasing business GATX Rail Europe has entered the Turkish market with the deployment of a fleet of 95 m3 petroleum tank wagons ordered from RAIL Tur of Kayseri.

Transtur will mange the fleet, which carries refined products for BP Turkey.

'It is especially satisfying to enter this market with local experienced partners and high quality Turkish-manufactured wagons for service with our strategically important customer', said Johannes Mansbart, CEO of GATX Rail Europe on April 18. 'GATX works closely with companies in the BP family throughout Europe and North America to meet their rail transportation needs, and we are delighted to extend that relationship into the Turkish railway market.'