- 03. August 2017
New Route for Container Trains in UTLC ServicesIn connection with the increased cargo transportation by accelerated container trains en route China/ Europe/ China, UTLC JSC jointly with Belintertrans-Germany LLC, with assistance of the Belorussian Railways Baranovichi Division, is introducing an additional container train route via Kuznitsa/ Bruzgi border crossing.
On July 31, 2017, the first container train departed from the Lodz to Chengdu Station in this route. The container train has 41 40” containers with assembled cargo. The train passed freely to Bruzgi station where transshipment into broad-track railcars was carried out promptly and without any delays.
The estimated time en route from the departure station to the destination station will be 14 days, as before. The operator of this container train in Europe is Belintertrans-Germany LLC and in 1,520 mm territory, UTLC JSC. This container route will enable to increase the throughput of railway border crossings between Poland and Belarus. As preliminarily estimated, the container transportation volume from China to Europe via Kuznitsa/Bruzgi border crossing may come to approx. 30 trains on a monthly basis with subsequent increase.
Bruzgi station (Grodno) is a border station of the Belorussian Railways Baranovichi Division, which carries out transshipment in the Belarusian/ Polish border from 1,520 mm track to 1,435 mm track and back. It is possible to transship the cargo from box cars with max. 3 ton cargo package weight and the cargo on open rolling stock of up to 50 tons and transship bulk cargo: coal, macadam, timber materials, and large tonnage container.