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After ten years of planning, Transachema, a company of the Achema Group (AG), is ready to start operating as a private rail carrier by using public infrastructure of the state-owned company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways).
Lithuania's Achema Group to operate its own railway transportation services
© K. Cemnolonskio nuotr.

It would become the first private company factually engaged in transportation services to take part of the state railway company's market share, vz.lt reports.

"First of all, we want to begin with cargo of AG companies, we are planning to carry AB Achema cargo to terminals of the cargo handling company KLASCO at Klaipėda port," said Gražina Urbutienė, managing director of Transachema.

Transachema projects to carry up to 2 million tonnes of Achema production to Klaipėda port which, according to estimates of the company, will account for 3-4 percent of total cargo transported by Lietuvos Geležinkeliai.

Transachema was established in 1998. The company also provides expediting, cargo weighing, carriage rental, washing, preparation for loading, document confirmation, carriage tracing and accounting services.

Transachema owns a private carriage park of almost 1,000 railcars consisting of tank-wagons, bulk-wagons, half-wagons. The company also owns more than 36 kilometres of railway approach roads.

Transachema is a member of European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) and National Association of Transportation Companies Ligeva.

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