Baltic rail­way com­pa­nies agree on cre­ation of a uni­fied con­tainer train route

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On Mon­day, 12 March, a meet­ing was held among the heads of Latvia’s, Lithua­nia’s and Es­to­nia’s rail­way com­pa­nies for the first time. Of­fi­cials dis­cussed the or­ga­ni­za­tion of an in­ter-modal Am­ber Trail con­tainer train route, as re­ported by Latvi­jas dzelzceļš.

Latvia’s rail­way com­pany and its sub­sidiaries LDz Cargo and LDz Lo­gis­tics, Lithua­nia’s Li­etu­vos geležinke­liai and Es­to­nia’s EVR Cargo rep­re­sen­ta­tives agreed that it is nec­es­sary to join forces to speed up or­ga­ni­za­tion of the Šestokai-Riga-Tallinn.

For this to hap­pen, a work group has agreed to de­velop a com­pet­i­tive tar­iff of­fer and train sched­ule, as well as pre­pare a ser­vice of­fer for cargo own­ers that do not use rail­way in­fra­struc­ture to de­liver goods.

Latvi­jas dzelzceļš pres­i­dent Ed­vīns Bērz­iņš com­ments: «A meet­ing has taken place. Its re­sult is a good ex­am­ple of co­op­er­a­tion among Baltic States, and it has a great, and so far, un­used po­ten­tial. Euro­pean rail­way in­fra­struc­ture may open up new op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fu­ture, of­fer­ing clients con­ve­nient and ef­fi­cient cargo lo­gis­tics ser­vices.»

In or­der to en­sure suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ment of a new con­tainer train route, par­tic­i­pants of the meet­ing agreed to share their ex­pe­ri­ence and con­sider an op­por­tu­nity to pro­vide clients with elec­tronic doc­u­ment sub­mis­sion process.

Artūrs Ķīp­sts/LETA

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