New pilot project of container train
Today, 10 container trains ("Viking", "Mongolian Vector», «ZUBR», etc.) are running through Belarus. In the first half of 2012 these trains carried 139 400 TEUs which exceeds the level of the same period last year by 31%.
Belarusian Railway actively uses the transit possibilities of the Republic of Belarus. New container train project confirms that. New train goes from Gigena (Germany) to Kuntsevo (Russia) and returns back. The main peculiarity of this project, which is carried out by the State Enterprise BTLC, DB Schenker and JSC TransContainer, is the organization of transshipment of containers at the point of junction of 1520 mm and 1435 gauge at the Brest-North terminal. This feature allows to reduce the time of delivery of containers and to exclude the costs of returning empty platforms.
Considering the global trend of container traffic, Belarusian Railway is constantly improving the technology of freight containers transportation and is also engaged in the creation of new projects of container trains.