"Ukrzaliznytsia" will cooperate with German HHLA for the development of intermodal transportation in Ukraine and the Baltic and Eastern European countries
JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (UZ, Kyiv) will cooperate with the German logistics company Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) for the development of intermodal railway transportation in Ukraine, and in the future - in the Baltic and Eastern European countries.
As the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladislav Kryklii informed on his Facebook page on Thursday, the corresponding Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the companies on Thursday.
"The bill on multimodal transportation, developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure, remains for us one of the priorities for further development of the transport sector. It will not only help protect the environment through the reorientation of a significant part of road transport to the river and other environmentally friendly types of delivery, but will also greatly simplify all procedures. Regardless of the change in modes of transport and complex logistics, it will be possible to carry out cargo transportation with only one transportation document - a multimodal transportation document. This will optimize time and costs, increase traffic volume within the country and improve service. We enlist the support of our German colleagues and specialized experts of the maritime and railway industry to exchange experiences and continue the development of this area,” commented the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii on signing the Memorandum.
He says, according to the Memorandum, in the near future, German and Ukrainian carriers will need to agree on actions for defining and implementing measures to improve the quality of services within the responsibility of the parties; carry out regular monitoring and eliminate deficiencies.
In addition, the Memorandum provides for the determination of measures to improve the throughput capacity of the Odessa-port railway station and railway infrastructure in order to increase the port's cargo turnover; taking measures to improve the efficiency of commercialization of intermodal trains; agreeing on tariffs in line with international practices.
"In the long run, we shall determine the demand for rolling stock to ensure intermodal transportation, the feasibility of using light multisystem electric locomotives, and find out the basic requirements for the location, financing and operation of terminals based on growth," added Kryklii.