Project "Viking" celebrated its 15th Anniversary!
15 years have passed since the departure of the first combined container train "Viking". This project was implemented by joint efforts of the railway administrations of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine.
For more than 15 years of successful work, more than 500 thousand TEU was transported, the train route of length of 1,734 km, connecting the countries of the Baltic and Black Sea basins, is overcome within a little more than two days, to be exact in 52 hours today.
Container shipments by the "Viking" train increased by 37% in 2017 compared to the previous year due to growing supplies of metal products, acids of organic, chemical industry, etc.
The only operator of the container train "Viking" in the Republic of Belarus is BTLC State Enterprise. According to the results of 15 years we can talk about the formation of the brand of the train "Viking". The project, thanks to its efficiency, has become well recognized.
In 2009, the Intermodal Association has named the container train "Viking" the best European project of cargo traffic from point A to point B. As a part of the marketing strategy of the project was claimed the trademark «VIKING TRAIN».