Cooperation with railway administrations
A great attention is paid to the development of bilateral and multilateral relations with railways of CIS and Baltic countries as the main partners of freight and passenger traffic.
With JSC "Russian Railway" as the strategic partner of the Belarusian Railway such work is carried out as:
- on the development of freight traffic, including the route to Kaliningrad region
- on the development of container traffic, formation of new container routes;
- on the implementation of projects of passenger trains speed increase within international routes: “Strizh” Moscow—Brest—Berlin.
The cooperation between the Belarusian Railway and SC National company Kazakhstan temir zholy is steadily developed on the increasing of freight and passenger traffic amounts in the direction of Belarus—Kazakhstan—Belarus, as well as providing freight transit traffic running from Kazakhstan regions and Central Asia to Western European countries.
In cooperation with Russian and Kazakh Railways the project of AO United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance (AO UTLC ERA) is implemented. The company was founded to provide service for organizing container transportation in China—Europe—China direction.
The Cooperation with the Railways of Baltic region is performed within joint projects fulfillment, which are intended to the development of economic relations of the Republic of Belarus with the countries of Baltic Region:
- freight transportation in Baltic region direction;
- “Viking” and “Zubr” container train traffic organization;
- international passenger transportation.
The cooperation with the SC "Polish State Railways" is performed based on multilateral interaction and partnership.
Measures are implemented on the development of railway infrastructure of boundary areas.
In order to implement the Chinese concept “One Belt, one Road” Russia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Germany and Poland signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on the organisation of container trains between China and Europe in April 2017.
According to the document the parties intent to:
- to support the development of competitive through-rates for freight transport on container trains in international direction;
- to increase jointly traffic volumes in China—Europe direction.
Special attention is given to cooperation with business community: freight owners, stevedoring and forwarding companies with aim to increase the volume of freight traffic via Belarus.
April 2019, Belarusian Railway held the International conference “One Belt, one Road” in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The conference was organized by Belarusian Railway with the support of the Belarusian embassy in Germany. The participants will include heads and representatives of railway companies, ports, logistics terminals from Western Europe, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and China.
The International conference “From Europe to China along the New Silk Road: transit logistics through Belarus” will be held in the second quarter of 2020. Freight owners, stevedoring and forwarding companies will take part in the conference.
Belarusian Railway take part in international exhibitions, international forums and conferences with the aim to promote transit potential of Belarus.