Ukraine formally joined the Trans-Caspian international transport route, the protocol was signed on Tuesday, May 17 in Tbilisi, said Infrastructure Minister Vladimir Omeljan.
“While we were with the prime minister visit Odessa region, inspect the state of the rehabilitation of roads and the situation with weight control, Ivan Fedorko on behalf of “Ukrzaliznytsia” in Tbilisi today signed a protocol of entry of Ukraine in the Trans-Caspian international transport route”, – wrote the minister on his page on Facebook.
In addition, he said, agreed to reduce the complex rate for transportation of 40-foot container (one FEU) from Izov station to the border with China (Dostyk) from 5559 dollars to 3980 dollars.
Ministry of Infrastructure in conjunction with ultrasound January 15, 2016 launched a trial run of a container train on the route Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China, which is considered an offshoot of the New Silk Road. I train to China on the 16th day of the journey – in the night of 30 to 31 January 2016. It is expected that in the future the delivery time will be reduced to 10-12 days in one direction, and the price compares to the China-Europe routes through Russia.
Poland also proposed to create a single route operator who will be responsible for transportation and security.
Source: “Centre of transport policies”