Energy provider Statoil Marketing and Trading has selected The Greenbrier Companies, a Lake Oswego, Ore.-based railroad transportation equipment and services supplier, to deliver railcar management and maintenance solutions for Statoil’s fleet of more than 1,000 tank cars.
The cars will be used for shipping crude oil by rail out of the Bakken formation, underlying parts of Montana, North Dakota and Saskatchewan.
Greenbrier said it will use fleet management software to maximize Statoil’s productivity and increase velocity across its fleet. Greenbrier also will design and implement the fleet maintenance program, including cost underwriting, and Greenbrier Rail Service will provide preferred turn times and solutions for empty cars, wheels and component parts.
“The opportunity to combine maintenance management, cost underwriting, fleet visibility software and repair from a single source attracted us to The Greenbrier Companies,” said Rich Wall, crude operations manager of Statoil Marketing and Trading.