First Riga-Minsk express freight train starts service

The first express freight train from Riga to Minsk departed this week. The express freight train from Riga to Minsk carried textile manufacturing equipment, grain and metal products. The containers were brought from India in cooperation with the German company RTSB GmbH and Belarus freight operator Belintertrans.
The project is the result of the agreement in October 2017 between the Latvian and Belarus railway companies on closer cooperation in quick transportation of cargos between Riga and Minsk and the development of a new offer that would deliver cargos between the two cities in 28 hours on demand. The trial run for the new express service was made in January this year.
The potential of the Minsk-Riga express freight train will increase with development of Great Stone, a China-Belarus industrial park on the territory of Belarus, said Edvins Berzins, President of Latvijas Dzelzcels.

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