Black Sea – Klaipeda Multimodal Transportations Pilot Project to Be Launched In September

9 Июл

The project’s implementation envisages development of multimodal traffic between the two countries, among others by enlargement of the semitrailers flow.

Ukraine and Lithuania have agreed upon the development of a single rail route between the Black Sea and Baltic regions.

The meeting of Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Marius Skuodis took place in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda. The ministers discussed the matters of enhancing cooperation and prospects of new projects.

“We have already agreed with Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania upon the launching of a pilot project we are going to develop multimodal traffic between our two countries within, including the semitrailers throughput increase. Restoring the passenger route ‘Four Capitals’ from Kyiv to Riga is actual as well”, Mr Kubrakov noted.

In order to perform multimodal freight voyages by sea and railway there are also road driven semitrailers to be employed as intermodal transport units. To make it possible, MIU is initiating some changes in Ukrainian legislation which would allow considering the semitrailers as the cargo, not transporting vehicles.

The pilot project launch is scheduled on this September.

“The successful realisation of our agreement can make the port of Klaipeda in Lithuania the northern gate of Ukraine to reach Scandinavia, while Odessa – the southern sea gate for Lithuania into the Black Sea region”, the ministry have underlined.