On the last day of August, HSL Logistik added Class 66 locomotive 653-03 to its fleet. Leased from Beacon Rail Leasing, the loco was previously operated by Rotterdam Rail Feeding, after which it received attention from EMD at the Abellio workshop in Hagen. The loco is to be operated by the company's Belgian subsidiary HSL Belgium.
Class member 653-04 has also gone on hire to HSL Logistik recently and is operated by HSL Belgium too. Initially replacing 653-07 for several weeks, which will receive maintenance, the loco is intended to remain in the company's fleet afterwards, albeit operated by the German parent. HSL Belgium will subsequently operate 653-03 and 07 again.