The Trans-Caspian international transport route should have only one operator to ensure that one legal entity is responsible for transportation and safety. Miroslaw Smulczynski, a board member of the PKP LHS company (Poland), expressed this opinion during the international forum "Connecting Europe and Asia: a New Look at Creation of a System of Transcontinental Routes" in Odessa, the CFTS correspondent reports.
According to Smulczynski, an intergovernmental agreement should be signed for establishment of uniform transport conditions on the territories of all the participating countries.
Smulczynski expressed the conviction that the Trans-Caspian international transport route should go from Ukraine to Poland and that the participation of PKP LHS in it is justified: "Our terminal in Sławków is located at the intersection of the third and fifth European transport corridors, which means that it is a continuation of the route from Ukraine in the real Europe."
He also said that PKP LHS has some experience of launching small container trains: the Slavic Express train (from Sławków to Bryansk in Russian with two border crossings) and the Jaroslaw train (from Sławków to Kiev).
The prospects of the Trans-Caspian international transport route project were the main topic of discussion at the international forum.