Information published on 12 March 2019 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 637.

Belarus: Belarusian Railways are conducting a new container transport project

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Belarusian Railways’ Belintertrans Transport-Logistics Centre (BTLC) is implementing a new project: a regular container train travelling between Belarus and Romania. The BTLC partners are Rail Cargo Logistics d.o.o. (Slovenia) and Zakhid Trans Service transport company (Ukraine).

The new container train carrying wood products will depart from Hancavičy railway station in the first half of March. The train will consist of 124 containers placed on flatcars. Such transport requires the use of open top containers with increased capacity.
One of the main advantages of this new project is the speed of delivery – 39 hours. The expected volume of transport is 120,000 tonnes of freight in 2019.

The representatives of Belarusian Railways and BTLC administrations, as well as project representatives from Slovenia and Ukraine will take part in the official ceremony.
In 2019, Belarusian Railways plan to launch new export train projects. In cooperation with Russian and Azerbaijan rail operators, Belarusian Railways are working on a new container transport project between Minsk and Baku. This project will allow deliver Belarusian products to Azerbaijan in 7 days and at competitive rates.

(Source: Belarusian Railways)