Belarusian Railway and Russian Railways sign cooperation agreement on 2 February 2021
03 Feb 2021
Belarusian Railway and Russian Railways signed an agreement on cooperation in rail traffic, the procedure for transferring wagons, containers and cargo and maintaining the railway infrastructure between transfer stations. The document was signed by the Head of Belarusian Railway Vladimir Morozov and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov during a video link up.
Vladimir Morozov and Oleg Belozerov also took stock of the cooperation between the two companies in 2020 and discussed joint activities for 2021.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov noted that Belarusian Railway is a reliable partner in the development of transit transportation in China–Europe–China direction. Last year, more than 550 000 containers TEU were transported across Belarus, which was up by 60% compared to 2019.
The Head of Belarusian Railway Vladimir Morozov stressed that the year 2020 was difficult for freight business. Despite this, in 2021, Belarusian Railway will keep its transit transportations tariffs at the level of 2020.
He also pointed the importance to transfer to fully digital legally valid document management, and set up “digital transport corridor”.
The parties also marked readiness to launch a new partner project to operate a daytime high-speed train between Minsk and Moscow.
prepared by the Press Center of BCh
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