Infrastructure of Brest, Grodno and Minsk has its role to play
Transport and Communications Ministry of Belarus and DHL Global Forwarding (China) sign memorandum on mutual understanding and co-operation
The document aims to set up strategic partnership for the development of cargo carriage via railway, air and other transport means, between China-Asia-EEU and European countries. The Minister for Transport and Communications, Anatoly Sivak, recently met representatives of the company to discuss transport and logistics infrastructure opportunities for Brest, Grodno and Minsk, working with DHL Global Forwarding.
The number of projects, proposed for implementation, includes to move cargo via Chinese container trains in an eastern direction (with consolidation and supplement in Brest and Minsk) to the countries of the Northern Europe, as well as to transport cargoes from China in a western direction, with de-consolidation in Brest and further carriage from Brest to Western Europe via direct trains.
Brest and Minsk could become logistic hubs for cargo transportation into the European part of the Russian Federation, as well as into the northern and southern regions of Ukraine and the Baltic States (including using the Viking and Zubr trains). The Transport and Communications Ministry and DHL Global Forwarding (China) plan to consult on creating comfortable and economically feasible conditions for transportation.
The Belarusian Ministry is undertaking commitments to facilitate direct ties between domestic transport organisations affiliated to the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The memorandum also lays out methods of sharing experience and information on various types of transport, transport logistics and infrastructure. “We hope that negotiations will result in greater fulfilment of our transit potential,” asserts the Belarusian Ministry.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL — an international group of companies in the sphere of postal services and logistics, which boasts infrastructure across 220 countries. Its range of services includes international express delivery, and transportation of cargo by air, sea, road and railway.
By Vladimir Velikhov