The China (Chan Gash) – Mongolia – Russia – Ukraine – Slovakia (Dobra terminal) train will transport 300 containers per month. This was announced by Anatolii Mumrenko, the acting head of the department of commercial operations at the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia), Ukrzaliznytsia’s Magistral media center reports.
The train transported 41 forty-foot containers (FEU) of cargo through Ukraine during a pilot voyage in June 2017. As of September 12, 439 FEU had already been transported along this route. The cargo volumes increased in the period of October-November, and they will further increase in the future.
Ukrzaliznytsia plans to improve the organization of the international rail and ferry service through Black Sea ports to Turkey and the Middle East in 2018.
"Prospective plans include future transportation through the Izov-Paromnaya segment. This opens up unhindered access to the Turkish railways without re-registration of shipping documents. It also improves the prospects for transportation to Iran and India through Bandar Abbas port (Iran) – Mumbai port (India)," said Mumrenko.