The Containerships Train is the joint project of the Lithuanian, Belarusian and Ukrainian railways intended for the transportation of containers from Klaipėda to Kiev and back. Given the increasing volume of freight transported in containers, freight transportation, which takes about two days, provides new possibilities for the aforesaid countries in terms of business mobility.
The container train-set departs from Klaipėda (Draugystė) to Kiev (Brovary) once per week (or twice) and runs strictly in accordance to schedule. The train transports a wide range of goods and its transportation capacity is over 10000 TEU per year.
There are intentions to extend this route to Odessa, thereby connecting the non-freezing port of Klaipėda with the largest Ukrainian port in Odessa by rail.
Updated on 2019-08-29