LTG Cargo freight operator makes a deal with partners from Kazakhstan to set up a transport corridor
The freight operator LTG Cargo (a subsidiary of Lietuvos geležinkeliai, the Lithuanian Railways) has concluded agreements on cooperation with its Kazakhstani partners. The first agreement was made with KTZ Express, a subsidiary of the “Kazakstan Temir Zholy National Company” JSC, to contribute to the development of freight transport operations on the Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor.
Under the other agreement with the transport and logistics company Eurasian Vector, transporation of metal alloys from Kazakhstan to the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda will be organised.
In addition, LTG Cargo JSC signed a memorandum with Temirzhol Zhendeu (a member of the Kamkor Management Group) to promote cooperation in the implementation of a project to upgrade the 233-km railway line Bender – Basarabeasca – Giurgiulești in Moldova. According to the document, LTG Cargo is intended to provide, under a lease contract, mainline and shunting locomotives to be used on the line as early as the summer of 2022.
The Lithuanian operator will also continue to strengthen collaboration with its Latvian and Estonian partners as part of the Amber Train capacity building project aiming to organise multimodal transport operations on the route Šeštokai/Kaunas – Riga – Tallinn not only within the three Baltic States but in the context of connectivity with countries of western Europe.
Among other projects, LTG Cargo is looking to cooperate with its Kazakhstani partners on organising a multimodal route that could provide Lithuania with an alternative link to countries of the Asia-Pacific region and Central Asia.
(the news coverage has been prepared with the assistance of the editorial staff of the “Railways of the World” journal)