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Container train Viking between Lithuania, Turkey will be launched in 2014

BC, Vilnius, 13.11.2013.Print version
Very soon container train Viking will carry cargo to Lithuania not only from Ukraine but also from Turkey. The trial run of the container train should take place in the beginning of 2014, and it is planned that the train will begin running regularly in summer of 2014, informs LETA/ELTA.

These perspectives were discussed during the meeting between company Lithuanian Railways and Turkish freight forwarding company BALO. At the meeting, a bilateral freight forwarding agreement was signed.


It is believed that company BALO will become the main operator of intermodal container train Viking in Turkey.


Container train Viking is a joint project of Lithuanian, Belarusian and Ukrainian railways, seaport cargo companies, and Klaipeda, Ilyitchovsk and Odessa seaports. The train carries 20 and 40-foot containers as well as semitrailers and trailer-trains.

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