www.tks.ru reports that Latvia is planning further development of container routes to Asia. State Secretary of the Ministry of transport Kaspars Ozolins said that active work is underway to develop new routes and attract freight from China, in addition, it is planned to establish cooperation with India and Iran in the framework of the international transport corridor "North – South". Also katalinich said implemented in the past year the project has been launched on Board of the composition of the PS – Zabaikalsk – Riga, which proved that this route is economically viable.
In turn, www.mintrans.ru reports on the growth of cargo traffic of Latvian railway in March compared to the same period in 2016. He reached 14.1 million tons, not only due to the active work with clients, but also an increase in demand (for example, coal).
Meanwhile, the President of the company A&A Logistics George Monobanders predicts that on the transit map in new capacity will come back Rezekne. He attributes this to growth in the volume of land cargo transportation from China. Cargo destined for Central Europe, on the way to Duisburg most often unloaded on the Polish station Malaszewicze. This is the first plant in the European economic area to perform the customs clearance of goods from China and change of rolling stock: proceeds with gauge width 1435 mm gauge width 1520 mm