Freight transportation in Viking project increases (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 11
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Freight transportation by the international container train Viking in January-April 2018 increased by 35 percent compared to the same period last year, the Lithuanian Railways told Trend.
The company noted that the Viking train is a very successful project, goods transportation under which is growing every year.
"Currently, most of the cargo is transported between Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine," the company added.
The Viking's route allows customers to save up to 46 percent of their money compared to other modes of transport.
Azerbaijan joined the Viking project in 2016. The operator on the Azerbaijani side is Karvan Logistics.
However, the Lithuanian Railways noted that no supplies from and to Azerbaijan have been implemented within the project.
The Viking train began to run in 2003. Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia are participants of the project. Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey joined the project later. The total length of its Ilyichevsk (Ukraine)-Minsk (Belarus)-Draugiste (Lithuania) route is 1,766 kilometers.
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