posted on 17th Jan 2023 10:35
VTG Rail Logistics has stepped up its presence in the Baltics. With effect from 1 January 2023, what used to be VTG Project Logistics has shifted its focus and is now offering a complete portfolio of VTG solutions under the name VTG Rail Logistics Baltics UAB. The new company’s operating business has been entrusted to Violeta Vlasoviene, Managing Director VTG Rail Logistics Baltics.
VTG Rail Logistics Baltics is a full-service rail forwarder with advanced tailor-made solutions and an international reach. Integrating this new facility in its existing pan-European network enables VTG to optimize and harmonize its national and cross-border leasing and rail logistics activities in the Baltic region.
Lithuania also plays an important role in transit traffic bound for Scandinavia and the adjacent northern regions, opening up further attractive prospects for VTG - alongside access to the Baltic Sea region via the port cities of Klaipeda, Riga and Tallin (Muuga). VTG Rail Logistics Baltics is actively positioning itself with a 360-degree solution portfolio, offering a comprehensive range of products and services including sufficient equipment to tap the vast potential for multimodal traffic that exists in this market.
“VTG boasts exceptional expertise in rail transport and multimodal logistics, offering a full spectrum of services across the entire transport chain,” says Paweł Solich, Head of Region North-East at VTG Rail Europe. “Our r2L solution (‘roadrailLink’) increases the proportion of craneable semitrailers from five to 95 percent. Even trailers carrying refrigerated goods, liquids and fuels can make use of this innovation.”
RoadrailLink (r2L) transport system was developed by the Austrian company Vega International Car Transport & Logistic - Trading (Vega Trans), which deploys it in cooperation with its partners, but VTG is one of the main other users of this system.
Violeta Vlasoviene agrees: “The ongoing Rail Baltica corridor project will connect five EU countries – Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and, indirectly, Finland. This will provide VTG with exciting new market opportunities. Having our own office on the ground is going to help us respond even better to the needs of our customers in this highly promising market environment.”
For the test train of the Amber Train project in mid-September 2022, VTG provided basket wagons model 13-6987. This involved the transport of semi-trailers from Muuga to Kaunas with their subsequent transport to Duisburg by LTG Cargo operated regular train. However marketing of the 1,520 mm wagons is under responsibility of former VTG Rail Russia, which is a different subject, and VTG Rail Logistics Baltics is not involved in Amber Train.