Ukrainian Railway demands tariff reduction on railway shipments on the rout of New Silk Road and it is engaged in the active negotiations by that purpose, – Ukrainian Railways freight and logistics director Ivan Pedorko declares.
Test container train, which was comprised of 20 carriages were sent to China in late January. The train arrived from Ilichevsk with the ferry to Poti and then it arrived in China via Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Caspian Sea.
“We have already reduced costs of cargo shipment in Ukraine. There is a positive agreement between Georgia and Ukraine, while negotiations are continued with Kazakhstan. Then it will be possible to develop a competitive tariff “, – the Pedorkom noted.
According to him, foreign, as well as Ukrainian companies, are interested in this rout, but all of them expect competitive tariffs.