This section gives an overview of the Traxx MS locomotives that are property of French leasing company Akiem. 186 184-186 were originally built for Veolia Transport, but this company ceased to exist after it was sold to the SNCF/Geodis Group. After an extensive restructuring of the former Veolia Cargo-companies, these three units were delivered to VC Holding in Clichy [FR] in 2010. Now they are part of the Akiem leasing fleet.
batch 2: 11 new locomotives
In March 2013 it became clear that Akiem would get more Traxx MS locomotives. 11 units were ordered as part of an order for fifteen machines, also including four Traxx AC3 locomotives with Last Mile option (187 011-014). The delivery of the 11 new machines, designated 186 188-191 and 261-267, batch started in May 2014.
batch 3: more 186s
On 23.06.2016, Akiem made public it had closed a framework contract with Bombardier for up to another 52 TRAXX locomotives. The first call-off envisages 26 new locomotives. Based on customer demands and market developments, units will be delivered as TRAXX AC3 or MS machine. They can be equipped for 13 different countries.