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Belarusian Railway gives boost to contrailer transportation service in Kaliningrad oblast direction

26 May 2020

Belarusian Railway together with the Kaliningrad oblast branch of Russian Railways, PAO TransContainer, and representatives of the business community (GC “Delo”, TD “Ecopolimery”, OOO “Stroykeramika”, OOO “Lazurit Cargo”) have organized contrailer transportation between Kaliningrad oblast–Lithuania–Belarus–Moscow and Moscow oblast.

Taking into account appeals of the Kaliningrad oblast business community Belarusian Railway provided with competitive tariff conditions on transit contrailer transportation in 2020.

The Kaliningrad Railway dispatched the first contrailer platform with an automobile semi-trailer on a container train on 7 May. The transit time from Kaliningrad to Moscow oblast via Belarus was less than two days. The transportation was twice as fast as road haulage while the tariffs are comparable.

The delivery in the opposite direction was launched in two weeks, on 20 May. The contrailer with freight reached the Kaliningrad-Sortirovochny railway station on 23 May.

The joint project is designed to increase the volume of freight transportation in Kaliningrad oblast direction. The contrailer shipments by container trains between Kaliningrad and Moscow are expected to become regular.


prepared by the Press Center of BCh

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