UZ and PKP Cargo will develop non-standard methods of grain transportation
Ukrzaliznytsia and the largest Polish carrier PKP Cargo discussed the use of non-standard optionsfor grain transportation during an online meeting on May 26.
First of all, it was about the use of other rolling stock for the delivery of agricultural products, not traditional grain cars, the railway magazine Railway Supply notes.
In particular, the representative of the Polish carrier PKP Cargo, Stanislav Woitowicz, explained that there are still not enough grain carriers in Poland intended for cruising along the European route. So he suggested considering gondola cars for transportation, in which big bags with grain cargo can be placed.
It should be noted that one of the agricultural companies stated that it was ready to consider this proposal.
The President of the Ukrainian Grain Association Mykola Gorbachev announced the possibility of organizing such transportation. The main thing, according to him, is to coordinate the transportation with the host country. “If we bring big bags to the port of Gdansk, will they be able to accept them?” he said.
Railway workers agreed to consider the possibility of such transportation at the request of shippers to increase the transportation of grain.
Also during the meeting, they discussed the lack of transshipment facilities on the border with Poland. One of the solutions to the problem may be the use of mobile complexes for reloading grain.
In addition, Stanislav Voytovich informed that the Polish veterinary service began round-the-clock work at the Mostiska II-Medica border crossing.
Recall that PKP Cargo has agreed on the operating areas for Ukrainian grain carriers.
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