MINSK, 30 March (BelTA) – It is important for the transport industry to satisfy all needs of enterprises. Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko made the statement as he opened the international conference on the development of railway logistics in 2023, BelTA has learned.
The conference was organized by Belarusian Railways with assistance of the Transport and Communications Ministry. According to Aleksei Avramenko, this meeting is geared towards discussing and finding additional opportunities for the organization of transportation. “Considerable changes happened in the structure of international shipment in the last few years. The massive challenges we've had to deal with necessitated the transformation of logistics. In 2022 we worked together with exporters to create the legal base to enable international freight transportation. In particular, intergovernmental agreements were signed to enable conditions for the organization of transportation. At the same time today it is also necessary to tackle the tasks concerning the development of railway and port infrastructure as well as the relevant reconciliation matters. Using the international transport corridor North-South in the direction of Iran and India while using ports in the Caspian Sea is a topical matter,” the official remarked.
Timely and quality efforts to satisfy needs to enterprises remain a top-priority task for the transport industry, Aleksei Avramenko stressed. “The Council of Ministers has instructed the Transport and Communications Ministry and all the interested parties to work out optimal logistic schemes for exporting Belarusian products on a permanent basis. The potential of transportation of Belarusian freight by rail is several times higher and its realization requires effective partnership of railways, transporters, operators, and exporters,” he concluded.
The international conference on the development of railway logistics in 2023 gathered over 160 participants from six countries. The purpose of the conference is to foster the development of export of Belarusian companies with assistance of railway transport, discuss ways to effectively use the transport and transit potential of railways, discuss the problems encountered in the course of freight transportation in new conditions via alternative routes, discuss the readiness of infrastructure for enabling unhindered shipping of growing freight volumes by rail, including taking into account transshipment in ports. The development of effective transportation and logistics schemes for delivering Belarusian products to the Eurasian Economic Union market and to remote countries will also be discussed as well as efforts to attract new and additional volumes of freight transportation.