Ukrzaliznytsia is planning pilot projects for the long-term lease of cargo terminals.
“We are planning several pilot projects related to the long-term lease of our assets, such as cargo terminals. We want to create centers with international players on the basis of cargo terminals,” Ukrzaliznytsia head Volodymyr Zhmak said during the All-Ukrainian Forum Ukraine 30.Infrastructure on Tuesday.
According to him, these projects will also create an opportunity of additional employment. The company really plans to optimize staff, but primarily at the expense of administrative and managerial staff, Zhmak said.
JSC Ukrzaliznytsia in 2020 transported more than 40 million tonnes of cargo to the countries of the European Union, 10 million tonnes of which were transportation to Poland and back.
As the Ukrzaliznytsia’s press service of said on Friday, exports to the EU countries, in particular, amounted to almost 29 million tonnes, imports almost 4 million tonnes, and transit about 7.5 million tonnes.
Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy and Romania are included in the top 5 EU countries in terms of cargo transportation by Ukrzaliznytsia.
Ukrzaliznytsia also noted an increase in transportations to and from Romania by 21.2%, to almost 4 million tonnes in 2020.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia transported in December 2020, according to recent data, 26.65 million tonnes of cargo in all routes, which is 7.4% more than the same period in 2019.
JSC Ukrzaliznytsia transported in December 2020, according to recent data, 26.65 million tonnes of cargo in all routes, which is 7.4% more than the same period in 2019.
According to the Ukrzaliznytsia’s press service on Wednesday, cargo turnover for the specified period increased by 4.4%, up to 14.404 billion tonne-kilometers.
Thus, the largest volume of cargo transportation in December 2020 was traditionally in domestic traffic and amounted to 12.08 million tonnes, which is 15.4% more than in December 2019. Domestic cargo turnover increased by 11.6%, to 4.668 billion tonne-kilometers.
Export in December 2020 amounted to 9.8 million tonnes, import to 3.78 million tonnes, and transit to 1 million tonnes.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia increased the volume of domestic cargo transportation by 22% in November.
Ukrzaliznytsia during the New Year holidays (from December 31, 2020 to January 3, 2021) carried 196,100 passengers in long-distance traffic, the company’s press service has reported.
According to the data provided, 33,100 passengers were transported in high-speed Intercity+ trains for the specified period.
The greatest demand was for trains in the western direction, in which 104,000 passengers were transported, including 9,300 passengers on Intercity+ trains.
“Ukrzaliznytsia provides all anti-epidemic measures for the safety of passengers while traveling and urges passengers to be sure to observe the mask regime while traveling and use an antiseptic,” the company added.
JSC Ukrzaliznytsia in January-November 2020 updated 11,903 freight cars, most of all high-sided cars were repaired – 5,953 units.
According to the press service of the company, 773 platforms, 479 covered wagons, 563 tanks, 1,066 grain carriers, 411 cement carriers, 468 hopper dispensers were also repaired during this period.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia in 2021 plans to allocate 3 times more funds compared to 2020 for renovation, overhaul, modernization of rolling stock and infrastructure construction.
In order to minimize corruption risks, Ukrzaliznytsia is introducing a system of operational control over the provision of customers’ requests for cargo transportation.
As the company reported on its website on Wednesday, the system is aimed, in particular, at eliminating the possibility of non-receipt or delay in the delivery of freight wagons, as well as eradicating corruption in the freight wagons distribution.
“At the first stage of the system implementation, we already carry out daily operational monitoring of applications for the delivery of freight wagons, consider all problem cases and correct the situation in order to fully meet the needs of customers and timely delivery of freight wagons. After all, each well-developed application is, in the end, the company’s income and its further development,” the Ukrzaliznytsia’s press service said.
According to Ukrzaliznytsia, operational control, monitoring the situation and quick response will significantly improve the quality of rail cargo transportation and strengthen cooperation with market participants.