Kyiv will get links to Kaunas and Gdansk for semi-trailers
Ukraine will soon get two regular rail freight services for the transportation of semi-trailers. One will run from Kyiv to Kaunas, in Lithuania, whereas the other one will connect the Ukrainian capital to the Polish port of Gdansk.
The announcement was shared by Ukrainian logistics company Global Ocean Link (GOL) on LinkedIn. The company said that this initiative is a consequence of the successful tests run last week in cooperation with LTG Cargo and Ukrainian Railways. The company did not specify when the services would start, but they mentioned that each convoy would transport 36 wagons, helping to decongest the roads in the area.
GOL added that, as of yesterday, there were almost 3,000 trucks queued at the Poland-Ukraine border. Similar issues were raised last week by LTG Cargo’s CEO Eglė Šimė, who said that road border bottlenecks can last up to two weeks. Despite the project mainly concerns the transport of semi-trailers, the parties are open to use these services also for grain exports, if the right conditions are given.