UZ Cargo Poland will provide international transport services in Romania and Poland.
Valerii Tkachov, the deputy director of the department of commercial operations at the Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia), announced this, the CFTS portal reports.
According to Tkachov, UZ Cargo Poland will provide a range of international transportation services, including payment of railway tariffs in Romania and Poland and freight forwarding outside Ukraine.
UZ Cargo Poland will be able to provide wagons at a lower price than that set for foreign carriers (under a separate agreement), Tkachov said.
In addition, the company has already started providing a comprehensive cargo transportation service abroad (payment of transportation tariffs and payment for the use of Ukrzaliznytsia's railcars).
As the CFTS portal reported previously, the Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) and the Polish Railways (PKP S.A.) announced in July 2023 that they planned to create a joint freight forwarding company for cargo transportation from Ukraine to Poland and other European countries. According to PKP S.A. President Krzysztof Mamiński, the joint venture will be responsible for transporting goods from Ukraine, organizing the entire supply chain, and transporting goods to customers.
He said this could be one way to solve the problems that arose after the Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports and the consequent reorientation of exports to the West, especially to Poland.