The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) has announced that container transportation by train increased by 43% in the first eight months of this year, compared with the corresponding period of last year.
"We had an increase of 43% in the first eight months of this year, compared with the corresponding period of last year. More than 68,000 TEU was transported, compared with the 47,500 TEU that was transported in January-August 2017," Ukrzaliznytsia’s head Yevhen Kravtsov is quoted as saying.
Ukrzaliznytsia launched a new container train on the Odesa Port–Kyiv Liski route on Monday, October 1.
A container train began regular operation between Chornomorsk (TIS) and Kharkiv Liski in May. Ukrzaliznytsia launched a container train between Chornomorsk and Kyiv Liski on January 31.
In addition, the Odesa Port/Chornomorsk–Rozhniativ (Ivano-Frankivsk region), Odesa Port–Dnipro Liski, China–Kazakhstan–Russia–Ukraine–Slovakia container trains began regular operations in 2018.
In total, over a dozen container trains operate in Ukraine. According to data for 2016, transportation of containers on container trains accounted for 31% of the total volume of containers transported in the country.