On November 8, a meeting between the management of the Latvijas dzelzceļš concern and the Polish Railways (PKP – Polskie Koleje Państwowe SA) took place in Riga. During the meeting the leaders of the companies discussed further prospects for cooperation in the field of logistics, and also agreed on regular transportation of coal cargoes by rail from the port of Riga to station Malaszewicze in Poland. Railway Supply magazine writes about this, citing the operator’s website.


“Thanks to intensive work on both sides, Latvijas dzelzceļš managed to reach an agreement with the Polish Railways on the transportation of coal through the Latvian railway infrastructure and through our port. Taking into account the current unstable situation in the field of freight transportation in our region, such an agreement is very important,” said Maris Kleinbergs, Chairman of the Board of LDz.

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Chairman of the Board of the Polish Railways Krzysztof Maminsky said that the Polish Railways are interested in the development of cargo transportation through the Latvian ports. “We are very pleased with the ability of our colleagues in Latvia to provide more traffic. At present, we are planning to transport at least two ships with coal per month through the port of Latvia and through the infrastructure of the Latvian railways – at present, one ship has already been reloaded and the cargo is heading to Poland. We are really interested in increasing the volume of traffic, as well as expanding the types of cargo carried. We hope that this will be a new transport channel that will connect Europe,” Maminsky stressed.

Kleinbergs emphasized: “This is a successful start of cooperation, and we are determined to continue this cooperation – the capacities of LDz allow us to transport significant volumes of cargo between Latvia and Poland.”

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