Western Container Terminal (WCT) in Ternopil has adjusted regular connections with Poland intermodal network in 2021, as advised by the company’s Director Volodymyr Lopatynsky.
As per his information, regular container trains shuttle at the itinerary Ternopil – Kutno. The project has been realised jointly with the Polish company PCC Intermodal.
Now the dispatch from/to the EU takes place weekly. The plans for first half-year envisage the cargo flow increase and further launching 2-3 container trains a week.
There is an issue being elaborated as well with regard to launching box trains to Slovakia by the route Ternopil – Košice in partnership with Metrans.
“We have been watching for a long time the active development of infrastructure and optimisation of the multimodal transportation processes in Europe, that’s why it’s the combine traffic we see the future of Ukrainian logistics in. The first steps are already taken: for the recent four years there have been constructed practically on greenfield basis private terminals processing container trains from ports, scheduled realisation of a number of other projects within 2021-2022”, Mr Lopatynsky commented.
Then he added that the transfer of heavyweight, low-capacity cargoes using 20-ft containers is particularly competitive in the European range.
Let’s remind you that by the 2020 annual outcome there were above 425 thousand TEU carried via the territory of Ukraine, which was by 10.7% more than the previous year’s results. Simultaneously, the box trains delivered 230 thousand TEU i.e. by 41% over 2019.