Viking Train is a joint project of Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine railways, stevedoring companies in Klaipeda, Odessa and Ilyichevsk seaports. A project connects Baltic and Black seas via railways and close cooperation.

The idea to establish direct intermodal train was developed in 1999, when the Ministers for transport of Lithuania and Ukraine signed the Memorandum of mutual consent. Cargo transportation in containers is the most perspective mean of services expansion due to its universal nature (first launch: in 2003). By using Viking Train, clients have an opportunity of saving up to 30% of their funds comparing to other types of transportation and at the same time have a guaranteed time of cargo delivery. EU/CIS border crossing time for train: 30 min.

All sizes of universal and special-purpose containers and trucks with semitrailers (contrailers) are carried by the Viking Train. The containers and trucks are transported from Scandinavia and Western European countries by sea transport to the seaport of Klaipeda, as well as via Mukran-Klaipeda ferry. Further, the containers are transported to Ukraine, Belarus, the Near East, the Caucasus and Turkey - via seaports of Ilyichevsk, Odessa and back. 

Main route: Klaipėda (Draugystė)-Vilnius-Minsk-Kiev-Ilyichevsk and back. The transportation route (1734 km) takes 54 hours. The customs check of the Viking Train upon departure and arrival to border station of Kena takes just 30 minutes. This was achieved due to successful cooperation with customs and border agencies and installation of advanced information systems.

Lithuanian railway stations used for this project - Draugyste, Klaipeda, Paneriai, Radviliskis, Rimkai, Kaunas, Vaidotai.


Lithuania and Turkey cooperation

Lithuanian-Turkish economic cooperation is entering a new phase and will provide new opportunities for both countries and their businesses

Viking Train has two alternatives:

  • First, is to develop maritime transit routes between Turkey and Ukraine via the Black Sea further extending the route to Lithuanian Klaipeda Seaport.
  • Second, to develop land route from Turkey via Bulgaria and Romania, further extending the route to Lithuanian Klaipeda Seaport.

 

PERSPECTIVE AND DEVELOPMENT

Viking Train perspectives are related to the growth of container traffic flows all around the world. Vilnius Intermodal Terminal is a perfect example of significance of  combining both rail and road transportation services.

Additional cargo flows can be attracted by adding Georgia or Azerbaijan to the train route. Viking Train project is constantly developing: transportation possibilities are introduced in international forums and other targeted events. 

· In 2009 Viking Train was awarded by European Intermodal Transport Association with Best Practice Intermodal Project.
· In 2011 Viking Train brand was patented. Project has a strong potential to expand into new conceptual markets of Asia, Caucasia and Scandinavia.
· In April, 2014, combined transportation Viking Train was acknowledged as the best Green Logistics and Intermodal Transportation project in the European Union. The Viking Train  was rewarded with scientific research program BestFact award.

During the past 10 years Viking Train has traveled 2,3 million km and has transported more than 300 thousand TEU, more than 4,8 million tons of cargo.

Operators and partners:

Lithuania

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Lithuanian Railways

AB LG CARGO 

Mindaugo g. 12, Vilnius, LT-03603
Tel.: + 370 5 269 36 36; 
[email protected]

www.litrail.lt

Belarus

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Transportation-logistics center Belintertrans

Brest-Litovskaja 13, Minsk, 220039, (карта)
Tel./Fax: +375 17 225 12 19, 225 42 23       
[email protected]
www.belint.by

Ukraine

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USCTS LISKI

22 DovbushaStr., Kyiv-92, Ukraine
Tel./Fax: + 380 44 568 94 07
Tel./Fax: + 380 44 465 31 22
Tel./Fax: + 380 44 568 76 90
[email protected]
http://www.liski.ua

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LLC TransContainer Ukraine

Tel.: +38044 593-96-13
Fax: +38044 593-96-14
[email protected]
Skype: trcontua

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PLASKE 

P.O. Box 299 Odessа, 65001, Ukraine
Tel.: +38 048 7 385 385, Fax: +38 048 7 385 375
[email protected]
www.plaske.ua

LEVADA CARGO

Office in  Kiev

Tel. +380 44 364 39 91, +380 44 585 59 27

Fax. +380 44 364 39 95
E-mail [email protected]
www.levadacargo.com

 

Office in Odessa

Tel. +380 48 734 41 62, +380 48 734 41 63

Fax +380 48 734 41 67
E-mail ods[email protected]
www.levadacargo.com

Bulgaria

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BDZ Cargo "Market and Tariff Policy" Department

Tel: + 359 2 932 44 32; +359 2 890 71 63
Fax: +359 2 987 40 30
E-mail: [email protected]
www.bdg.bg

Romania

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Tel: +40 21 224 14 67 (68)
Fax: +40 21 224 39 05
[email protected]
http://www.rofersped.ro


Moldova

"TRANSLOGISTIC SISTEM"

Tel. +373 22 00 99 72
Fax. +373 22 00 99 71
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.tls.md

Turkey

 

 

 

 "GEFCO Taşımacılık ve Lojistik A.Ş."

Tel. +90 216 581 51 00
Fax. +90 216 581 51 80
www.gefco.net

 

Sweden

 

Steveco

"STEVECO LOGISTICS"

Tel. +46 40205420
Fax. +358 52 323392
www.steveco.se

Georgia

"GEORGIAN RAILWAY"

Tel. +995 32 219 9573
E-mail: [email protected]
www.railway.ge

 

"TRANS CAUCASUS TERMINALS Ltd"

Tel. +995 32 2199898; +995 32 2198835
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Azerbaidžane

"Karvan Logistics"

Tel. +99 412 5990516/17
Fax. +99 412 5990518
El. paštas [email protected]
www.karvanlogistics.com
 

 

Services Order: http://www.vikingtrain.com/calculator/send

Prices calculation: http://www.vikingtrain.com/calculator

Official Viking Train website: www.vikingtrain.com

 

Updated on 2019-08-30