Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis met with the new Polish Minister of Infrastructure Dariusz Klimczak in Warsaw on Monday and discussed the possibility of organising a regular freight train route between Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, which would make full use of the existing infrastructure and ensure a faster transit of Ukrainian freight. The Ministers also discussed the joint development of new freight corridors between the Baltic Sea ports and Ukraine, as well as the jointly implemented transport infrastructure projects.
“Joint efforts between the countries to plan new logistics routes with Ukraine are now critical. Close cooperation between Lithuania and Poland is particularly necessary to improve connectivity between the Baltic and Central European countries and, at the same time, to improve the convenience of travelling and transporting freight,” said Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis.
According to the Lithuanian Minister of Transport, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine could agree on the conditions for regular freight trains. It was noted that the success of regular trains in both countries could encourage investment in additional transhipment capacity and modernisation of railway lines.