Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian State railways) launched the first cargo train to China

JSC Ukrzaliznytsia sent the first container train with export cargo on the route Ukraine – China. According to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on Tuesday, the train departed from the Liski container terminal in Kyiv.

Following to Xian, the train will cover almost 10,000 km across the territory of four countries. Estimated travel time is about 18 days. The train consisted of 43 40-foot containers with lumber.

In the middle of September, we received the 50th container train with imported cargo from China. Today, we are sending the first container train with Ukrainian cargo to China. We plan that these trains will become regular.

Oleksandr Kamyshin, Chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia

According to the manager, the optimal transport for the development of trade relations between Ukraine and China is rail container transportation.

The Ukrzaliznytsia’s branch Liski provides a range of services in the field of organising railway and intermodal transportation of transit and export-import cargoes in containers. The terminal allows for complex forwarding services for customers’ cargo with door-to-door delivery of cargo through the territory of the CIS, Baltic countries and Europe.

Liski has container terminals in Kyiv, Kharkov, Dnipro, Odessa and a transshipment complex in Chop.