LTG Cargo starts coal transportation to Poland
The transport company LTG Cargo, part of the Lithuanian Railways Group, has started coal transportation on behalf of the Polish state coal importer. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Rynek Kolejowy.
According to Andrius Jovaisa, project manager for cooperation with Poland, the cargo will be delivered in special containers from the seaport in Klaipeda to Trakiski, and then LTG Cargo Polska will provide transportation to Bialystok, and from there the partners will transport coal to the terminal in Braniewo.
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Currently, LTG Cargo, together with its partners Innofreight, has assembled special containers and flatcars necessary for the first shipments on both broad gauge and European gauge. The train will run once a week, and up to 60 special containers with coal can be transported in one trip.
So far, it is planned to transport about 5,000 tons of coal per month to Poland via the new route. In the future, the company hopes to increase the volume of these transportations, and is also looking for solutions that would allow coal to be transported from the seaport in Klaipeda through the intermodal terminal in Kaunas, says Jovaisa.
LTG Cargo Polska, a part of the Lithuanian LTG Group, has been significantly increasing its presence in Poland for several months.
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