On 3 July, the managers of Lithuanian Railways (AB "Lietuvos geležinkeliai") Freight Transportation Directorate met Dovydas Vizgirdas, the head of OLA overseas liner Baltic, UAB, which acts as an agent of one of the largest container lines Yang Ming in Lithuania.
For some time now, Yang Ming encourages its clients to leave empty containers in Vilnius Intermodal Terminal so that they could be loaded with export goods and transported to the Port of Klaipėda.
"This decision by Yang Ming line will enable to implement the concept for which Vilnius Intermodal Terminal was built – operate as a land port by expanding the service limits and increase competitive advantage of Lithuanian logistics. We hope that this will provide additional impulse for container train VIT ekspres running between the Port of Klaipėda and Vilnius", – Egidijus Lazauskas, the head of Freight Transportation Directorate, told.
The head of OLA overseas liner Baltic noted that more and more clients choose container train VIT ekspres for container transportation to Vilnius. "Thus, we decided to offer the clients possibility to leave empty containers in Vilnius Intermodal Terminal so that we could offer them to other clients exporting their goods from Vilnius region and neighbour Belarus. This logistics scheme enables us to reduce the volumes of empty container transportation and become more competitive at the same time", – D. Vizgirdas emphasized.
Possibilities to use Yang Ming containers for transportation to Italy, Holland, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and other countries were also discussed during the meeting.
Updated on 2017-08-18