Ukraine formally joined the Trans-Caspian international transport route. The protocol was signed on May 17 in Tbilisi, the Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan writes in Facebook.
'While the prime minister and I were visiting the Odessa region, inspecting the road reconstruction and the situation of weight control, (Director of Freight Transport and Logistics) Ivan Fedorko signed a protocol on Ukraine’s joining the Trans-Caspian international transport route on behalf of Ukrzaliznytsia in Tbilisi today,' the minister wrote on his page in Facebook.
According to him, they managed to reach an agreement on reducing the complex rate for transportation of a 40-foot container (FEU) from the station of Izov to the border with China (Dostyk) from $5,559 to $3,980.
The Trans-Caspian transport route is an international transport corridor from Europe to China. Its main aim is to provide a transport link between China and Europe, skirting Russia altogether.