The volume of container transportation by the Viking intermodal transport train increased by 21% in January 2020, compared with January 2019.

This was reported by the Interfax Ukraine news agency, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure.

“Today, the cooperation between Ukraine and Lithuania on transport infrastructure is developing in an upward direction, including cooperation on international freight transportation by rail. The Viking train and the Containerships Train container train are important international logistics projects, the successful implementation of which opens up prospects for attracting additional freight flows for both countries,” Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi said during a bilateral meeting at the "Europe of the Carpathians" international conference, which took place in Poland from February 21 to 22.

The route of the Viking intermodal transport train passes through Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania, linking a chain of container and piggyback routes in the Baltic region with a similar system in the Black, Mediterranean and Caspian seas. The route has a total length of 1,753 kilometers.

As reported earlier, the Containerships train, which operates on the Lithuania-Belarus-Ukraine route, transported 600 TEUs in 2019.