Logistics industry sets up humanitarian aid corridor to Ukraine

Container train in Ukraine, source: Ukrainian Railway

The logistics industry is teaming up to play a role in the distribution of humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Warehouses on the border with the EU are functioning as collection points, and freight trains are available to ship these goods from the EU border into the country.

The distribution network was initiated by Ukrainian Railways in cooperation with Ukrainian companies and the European Business Association. “If you can transfer humanitarian assistance from abroad, we organise a real humanitarian corridor for this purpose. The rail corridor will become an important way of humanitarian assistance to people in need. ”, the companies explained.

Two collection points

The network includes two important collection points: Sławków in Poland and Lviv in Ukraine. Humanitarian aid can be sent to these points by truck or train. Polish operator PCC Intermodal has made its network available on the Polish side. The contact details of the persons involved are on this website.

Technical requirements

The following technical requirements apply:

  • The cargo must be on a 120 × 80 pallet
  • A loaded truck or container arriving by car at the terminal needs to have a CMR issued
  • Specify humanitarian aid in the documents and a packing list for the cargo
  • It’s highly recommended to have HS codes / NHM codes. The documentation must mention the recipient’s terminal of the cargo

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Logistics industry sets up humanitarian aid corridor to Ukraine

Container train in Ukraine, source: Ukrainian Railway

The logistics industry is teaming up to play a role in the distribution of humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Warehouses on the border with the EU are functioning as collection points, and freight trains are available to ship these goods from the EU border into the country.

The distribution network was initiated by Ukrainian Railways in cooperation with Ukrainian companies and the European Business Association. “If you can transfer humanitarian assistance from abroad, we organise a real humanitarian corridor for this purpose. The rail corridor will become an important way of humanitarian assistance to people in need. ”, the companies explained.

Two collection points

The network includes two important collection points: Sławków in Poland and Lviv in Ukraine. Humanitarian aid can be sent to these points by truck or train. Polish operator PCC Intermodal has made its network available on the Polish side. The contact details of the persons involved are on this website.

Technical requirements

The following technical requirements apply:

  • The cargo must be on a 120 × 80 pallet
  • A loaded truck or container arriving by car at the terminal needs to have a CMR issued
  • Specify humanitarian aid in the documents and a packing list for the cargo
  • It’s highly recommended to have HS codes / NHM codes. The documentation must mention the recipient’s terminal of the cargo

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