Hapag-Lloyd AG, a German international shipping and container transportation company, is launching unit trains in Ukraine, which will operate from Odesa to Kyiv, Dnipro, and Kharkiv.

This was announced by Ekaterina Kovylyaeva, sales & customer service director at Hapag-Lloyd AG’s Genoa Med Agents regional division, the CFTS portal reports.


According to Kovylyaeva, the trains will depart from the Odesa seaport three times per week. A unit train will include 30 to 45 platforms.

As reported earlier, over 425,000 TEU of containers were transported through Ukraine in 2020, which is 10.7% more compared with 2019. Container transportation on container trains increased by 41% to 230,000 TEU in 2020, compared with 2019.