The Ukrposhta postal company and the Estonian National Post (Omniva) are implementing a new logistics solution for the delivery of international mail to Ukraine in cooperation with the Interport company (Slovakia) and the Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia).

For the first time since 2002, Ukrposhta is receiving international mail transported from abroad by freight cars, the company said in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The Estonian Post is a key transit partner of Ukrposhta in the delivery of parcels from global marketplaces, including Chinese online stores.

According to Ukrposhta, given the blockade of most automobile border crossings on Ukraine’s borders with Poland and Slovakia and the lengthening of the queues at the border crossings remaining open, delivery by rail allows Ukrposhta to cross the border despite the force majeure. It will also allow Ukrposhta to deliver increased peak volumes after seasonal sales on international trading platforms. Unlike parcels delivered by road, parcels delivered by rail cross the border in one day.

In the first test delivery by rail, Omniva and Ukrposhta delivered almost 80,000 parcels in three railcars.

As reported earlier, Ukrposhta has resumed rail transportation of mail within Ukraine after the outbreak of the full-scale war.