Lithuanian Railways and GEFCO Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of developing the freight transportation between Turkey and Lithuania, as well as between Baltic Sea Region and Middle East, by using their rail freight transport services and other services related to freight transport.
The MoU, which was signed by Stasys Dailydka, General Director of Lithuanian Railways, and Fulvio Villa, Turkey Managing Director and Area Manager Middle East, GEFCO Tașımacılık ve Lojistik A.S, foresees that the parties will cooperate in order to promote freight transportations by VIKING Train.
“This agreement perfectly fits into our general GEFCO strategy of growing into the multimodal business with a strong railway component; at the same time it also fits in our more local geographical strategy that consists to link not only Turkey, but the whole Middle East region with the North of Europe and the Baltic States. GEFCO Turkey will, thanks to the Viking Project, be able to propose to its clients a new and innovative logistic solution to reach those markets”, stated Fulvio Villa for Think Railways. “We think that we have found the right partner with Lithuanian Railways and that both companies will greatly profit of each other’s experience and operational know how in our respective fields”, he added.
In addition, the two companies will develop their cooperation with a view to carrying out research, consulting projects and participation in training programs in the area of transportation and logistics.