The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) has signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation with DHL Global Forwarding.
Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Volodymyr Zhmak announced this in his Telegram channel, the CFTS portal reports.
“Liski TLC’s Executive Director Edwin Berzins and I have signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation with DHL Global Forwarding. According to the document, Ukrzaliznytsia and DHL will organize container trains, attract additional cargo, and expand the geography of transportation," Zhmak wrote.
In addition, according to Zhmak, a powerful logistics center for DHL Global Forwarding’s cargo will be opened at Ukrzaliznytsia’s Liski Transport Logistics Center (Liski TLC) in Kyiv.
"This is truly a new level of international cooperation and a completely qualitatively different operating level for Liski TLC," he wrote.
As the CFTS previously reported, negotiations on the signing of long-term agreements with DHL, PKP Cargo Connect, and BTLC Germany on provision of services are in the final stage.
"The agreement with DHL provides for transportation of containerized cargo throughout Ukraine together with provision of a range of turnkey services at Liski TLC’s terminals," Ukrzaliznytsia said in a statement.
Together with PKP Cargo Connect, containers will be transported from/to Ukrainian railway stations to Polish railway stations and subsequently transported to recipients throughout the European Union.
The agreement with BTLC Germany provides for transportation of goods on the China-Ukraine/EU route and vice versa.