On 21st January, the first regular freight train departed from Ljubljana to Ukraine. Henceforth, it will run every week with departure on Saturdays, at 1.24. The train arrives the same day, at 22.47, to the station Zahony on the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. After customs clearance and exchange of documents the consignements are delivered to the Karpaty terminal at Batjevo station in Ukraine, on Mondays in the morning.
The train is part of a comprehensive logistics service, combining rail, road and water transport and is a reliable, efficient and competitive link from northern Italy and Slovenia to Ukrainian and Russian markets. Upon request, the consignements can be transshipped on trucks or wagons and delivered directly to recipients in Ukraine or Russia.
After successful tests in 2011, the cargo company of Slovenian Railways SZ-Tovorni promet and Rail Cargo Hungaria decided to establish a regular weekly train service. Customers in Slovenia and Italy have expressed positive notes about the service. In Slovenia, all shipments arriving from abroad and from Slovenian stations are collected at the terminal in Ljubljana Zalog.
Slovenian Railways offer a comprehensive logistics product, which comprises collection of goods, customs clearance, tracking shipments and additional terminal services requested by customers. The main advantages of the new product are the significantly reduced transit time, flexibility, and comprehensive services in one place.