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EGYPT: DHL Global’s complex logistics subsidiary DHL Industrial Projects is managing the delivery of 676 coaches which are being built in Hungary for use by Egyptian National Railways.

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The 24·5 m long and 4·5 m high coaches weighing 43·5 tonnes are being built by the Dunakeszi Járműjavító joint venture of TMH International and Magyar Vagon, with production to reach a peak of 25 vehicles per month by mid-2021.

They are to be delivered over a period of 32 months, with DHL Industrial Projects facilitating end-to-end transport including packaging and customs clearance.

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The coaches are being transported by rail to the Slovenian port of Koper, and then by sea directly to the rail-connected port of Alexandria.

‘This extraordinary project clearly demonstrates the depth of our expertise in complex multimodal bulk transportation’, said Kapil Grover, Head of Industrial Projects, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East & Africa, on March 1. ‘I’m incredibly proud of our teams in both Hungary and Egypt, who will be working seamlessly in collaboration with Dunakeszi Járműjavító over the next two years to see to the project’s success.’