As part of the Railway Helps Ukraine project, organized by a Ukrainian business to deliver humanitarian aid from the EU countries to Ukraine, an advantage is given to covered wagons.

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This was stated in an interview with Intermodal News by one of the project participants, the head of the Levada-Cargo company, Vladimir Demenko, informs the railway magazine Railway Supply.

When asked what kind of rolling stock is used for transportation, Vladimir Demenko, in particular, said: “We do not use containers and platforms. Instead, we prefer covered wagons. This is due to the fact that during the period of active hostilities in the country, the route can be changed, and the final point can be replaced by another station, if necessary. In such an unusual situation, covered wagons are more efficient because they can be unloaded easily and quickly compared to containers. Unloading one covered wagon lasts approximately 2 hours.

He noted that in mid-April, more than 2 000 tons of humanitarian aid had been delivered to Ukraine within the framework of the project.

As previously reported, in March, a humanitarian rail corridor began operating using a wide gauge track from Poland to Ukraine.

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