The Prydniprovska Railway, a division of the Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia), which is almost twice the number that operated on the railway in 2018. Another container train, which will be operated on the Odesa Port – Pologi (Zaporizhia region) route, will be launched with the aim of furthering developing container transportation on the Prydniprovska Railway.

The Prydniprovska Railway announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The abovementioned regular container trains operate on the routes Odesa Port – Dnipro Liski – Odesa Port (the Dniprovets train); Chornomorska – Dnipro Liski – Chornomorska; Nikopol – Odesa Port – Ferry (Nika); Nyzhniodniprovsk Marina – Chornomorska – Nyzhniodniprovsk Marina; Verkhnedniprovsk –Chornomorska – Verkhniodniprovsk; Verkhniodniprovsk – Odesa Port – Verkhniodniprovsk; Nyzhniodniprovsk Uzel – Izov Export (to Poland). The last three routes were launched this year.

The range of containerized cargo includes ferroalloys, rolled ferrous metals, benzene, furniture, kitchenware, food, grain, etc. These trains carry almost 60% of the cargo that is transported by rail in containers.

As reported in September, Ukrzaliznytsia has launched three new scheduled container trains for transporting grain cargoes. These trains run from the Chornomorsk Port station to Balin, Gnivani, and Starokonstantinov. According to Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Yevhen Kravtsov, Ukrzaliznytsia had launched 27 container trains, including 22 regular container trains, as of the end of September.

In was reported in early October that the Metrans company had launched a new regular rail freight service from the Chinese city of Xi'an via Dobra to Dunajska Streda, near Bratislava in eastern Slovakia, through Ukraine because this route is shorter than the one that passes through Polish.

As reported earlier, the following 17 container trains operated in Ukraine in 2018:



Romania – Russia (Tolyatti) – Romania

Slovakia (Kosice) – Russia 

Land Bridge (China – Slovakia/Hungary)

China – Slovakia – Hungary (via Mongolia)

China – Slovakia (via Kazakhstan)

Nika (Nikopol – Chornomorsk Ferry)

Nyzhniodniprovsk Jetty – Chornomorska (TIS)

Kyiv Liski – Chornomorska (TIS)

Rozhniatov – Odesa Port/ Chornomorska (TIS)

Kharkiv Liski - Chornomorska (TIS)

Dnipro Liski – Chornomorska (TIS)

Ternopil – Chornomorska (TIS)

Kyiv Liski – Odesa Port

Dniprovets (Dnipro Liski – Odesa Port)

Odesa Port – Kharkiv Liski.