The Belarusian Railway is a leading and one of the most important transport system of the republic, which transports up to 70% of all cargoes carried by the national public transport.
provides freight forwarding services for the carriage of goods in the export, import, transit, and in internal communications...
In 2014, the volumes of freight transportation in containers grew, and the container services kept on developing. Thus, the specialists of the Belarusian Railway cooperated with their colleagues from Russia and Germany on improving the delivery of Volkswagen components and spare parts from Europe to the assembly facilities in the Russian Federation.
As a result, since the 1st of January 2015 all freights from Volkswagen facilities in Europe are handled and transferred in Brest.
Under the project the total number of transported TEU containers amounted to 6492 in January 2015.
The terminals at Brest railway hub are equipped with the tools and devices necessary to handle, transfer and store the containers. Transportation participants effectively communicate with each other.
In 2014, the Belarusian Railway transported 40 600 20-foot containers on China–EU–China route. In 2013, the figure was 3 times lower.
The Belarusian Railway transports transit cargoes in container train from China to a number of European countries, including Germany, Poland and Czech Republic.
In 2014, the total volume of transit transportation amounted to 193 100 20-foot containers. Today, the cargoes are transported by 25 unit container trains.
The Belarusian Railway stays current with a global trend for containerization and implements new relevant projects. In March 2014, a new container train was commenced on China–European Union route under the project for the cooperation between Project Office OTLK LLC and DHL Global Forwarding.
In Sofia city, the capital of Bulgaria, a conference regarding "Viking"container train project was held with representatives of the railway administrations of Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania.
An important outcome of the meeting was the joining of the Romanian railway company JSC "CFR Marfa" in the project. The "Rofersped" company will be the operator of the "Viking" train in Romania.
Furthermore, the conference participants confirmed a further development plan for the “Viking train for 2014—2015. They coordinated a new overland route to Turkey through the territory of Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria made alterations to trains plying technology.