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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 2022 Belarusian Railway continued to work on development the important conditions to increase the volume of Belarusian exports transported by container trains.
Through the year Belarusian Railway organized the departure of 988 container trains transporting Belarusian exports from Belarus to China. According to preliminary data, the volume of exports transported by the container trains was close to 120 000 containers in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), 6.5 times up from 2021. Products of woodworking enterprises, fertilizers, and dairy products represented the bulk of the transportation.
The development of export transportation and the promotion of Belarusian products onto foreign markets represent the most important areas of work for Belarusian Railway.
On October 26, 2022, the first container train was dispatched on Xi'an – Duisburg direction according to the full-time schedule. The schedule was designed to synchronize the time of arrival, transshipment, switchover via division points and transportation along all sections of the railway with the 1435 mm gauge and the 1520 mm gauge.
The first container train within the framework of the implemented full-time schedule arrived at Belarusian Railway on November 2, 2022.
It took Belarusian Railway less than 9 hours to finish transshipping containers from a 1520mm gauge train to a 1435mm gauge train and get the train through customs control and other control procedures at the Belarusian-Polish border.
The train left the Brest-North station for Western Europe along a 1435mm gauge rail track on November 3, 2022.