Lithuanian Railways started transporting coal to Poland
LTG Cargo, the freight transport company of the Lithuanian Railways Group (LTG), has started transporting coal to Poland from the port of Klaipeda. The first train has already set off, LTG reports on Monday. It is assumed that approximately 5,000 tonnes of coal will be transported to Poland via the new route per month.
– On behalf of the Polish state coal importer, the cargo will be transported from the port of Klaipeda to Trakiszki, from where LTG Cargo Poland will transport it to Bialystok, and then the partners will deliver the coal to Braniewo in north-western Poland, LTG’s announcement reads.
Egle Szime, CEO of LTG Cargo, points out in the release that “both the company and the market in the region are actively diversifying logistics routes and looking for alternative routes to bypass Russia and Belarus”.
– Poland currently imports coal through its ports. However, increased demand is encouraging the search for new destinations, including shipping cargo from the port of Klaipeda via Lithuania,” Szime notes in the release, emphasising that we have prepared for this project very quickly, in just a few months.
It is assumed that around 5,000 tonnes of coal per month will be transported to Poland via the new route, and these volumes are expected to increase in the future; solutions are also being sought to enable the transport of coal from Klaipeda via the Kaunas intermodal terminal.