On 23.08.2023, ELL Vectron 193 945 was the first to appear in the new RTB Cargo and Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal branding. The previously all-white locomotive entered service with RTB Cargo in 2022 but hadn’t received an operator-specific livery.
Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal was previously known as European Gateway Services, recognizable by its green and black billboard branding. You may recall black MRCE ES64F4 electrics, ELL Vectrons, or Railpool 186s, which had/have such designs. In May 2023, the service was rebranded to ‘Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal’.
A full wrap was chosen to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the two companies. Stickering had been carried out recently at the LWR maintenance facility in Rotterdam by stickering company Omnimark. Our Railcolor Design team has again designed the livery, including RTB Cargo’s recognizable ‘White arrow’ design.
- ELL 193 945 = 91 80 6193 945-3 D-ELOC = Siemens 22989
Steven Oskam and Achim Scheil already caught the freshly wrapped locomotive in service around The Netherlands: