Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways), transport and logistic companies Ukrferry and FerryPlus, as well as LTG Cargo Ukraine – the daughter company of LTG Cargo being in its turn the cargo branch of a major railway business in the Baltics – Lietuvos Geležinkeliai – have agreed upon the joint realisation of development project for the international multimodal transport route Turkey – Ukraine – Lithuania – Poland.
The memorandum was signed on 18 March, as reported by Ukrzaliznytsia’s Press Office.
The talks concerned the route from Karasu port (Turkey) — Railferry Terminal of Chornomorsk port (Ukraine) — Vilnius/Kaunas/Klaipeda port (Lithuania) — Białystok (Poland).
The undersigned have agreed to jointly elaborate possibilities of establishing regular intermodal traffic by this route and creating an efficient transport corridor between the Black and Baltic Seas employing the transport throughput capacities of all the countries involved, as well as the ferry transport. Moreover, the aim of this joint work will be increase of railway transportations between Turkey and the Central and Northern Europe, as well as the growth of such traffic’s competitiveness and subsequently profitability.
“Ukraine being the centre of Europe just has no chance but take into account every opportunity of developing multimodal and any other transportations between countries. today’s memorandum only certifies our decisive stance towards such development and strong partnership”, underlined CEO of Ukrzaliznytsia’s transport service centre Liski Edvin Berzins.
Earlier Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine announced that they had fully agreed with Lithuanian counterparts on collaboration in the field of passenger and cargo railway traffic as well as development of digital solutions to facilitate the mutual permits for international road haulage.
In January 2021 the cargo company LTG Cargo from Lithuania being a part of the Baltic major railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (LTG) has opened its Ukrainian daughter LTG Cargo Ukraine in order to implement its international development strategy and expand its activities.
In December 2020 the branch Liski of Ukrzaliznytsia signed MoC with the companies Ukrferry and FerryPlus for the development of multimodal route Turkey — Ukraine — Poland.