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Belarusian Railway transported over 1 million containers in 2020

11 Jan 2021

Belarusian Railway transported over 1 million containers TEU in 2020, up by 1.4 times compared to the same period of 2019.

The volume of container transportation by rail has been rising for the last few years. To compare, in 2015 these transportation totaled 254 000 TEU containers while in 2020 the volume quadrupled.

Transportation in China-Europe-China direction remains future-oriented, with over 550 000 TEU containers transported across Belarus by rail in 2020 or up by 1.6 times compared to the same period of 2019. It should be noted that no containers were transported in China–Europe–China direction by land in 2011.

Most of the container trains operating in East-West-East direction go via the border checkpoint Brest–Terespol. The Brest-North station container terminal provides the business community with storage, container consolidation and terminal processing services In 2020 the transloading volume at the Brest-North railway station increased by 15% in comparison with 2019.

Taking into account the dynamic growth of container transportation Belarusian Railway will continue working with participants of the market of transportation services, in order to develop transportation via the Belarusian–Polish border checkpoints Bruzgi–Kuznica Bialostocka and Svislač–Siemianówka.

In cooperation with rail administrations and transport companies, Belarusian Railway tends to create the necessary conditions for terminal processing services.

prepared by the Press Center of BCh




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