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Plans Under Way for Hungary-Ukraine Rail Transhipment Zone

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.07.03.

Plans are under way to develop a rail transhipment zone on the Hungary-Ukraine border, the finance minister said on Friday.

Two years ago, the government decided to stick to its guns on restoring the logistics zone to its previous strength, Mihály Varga told journalists in the border town of Záhony. An opportunity for a major logistics development involving China and Russia in the zone is also on the horizon, he added.

Tenfold Increase in Chinese Rail Freight Traffic at Záhony
Tenfold Increase in Chinese Rail Freight Traffic at Záhony

There was a nearly tenfold increase in the number of Chinese freight container trains arriving in Hungary through the Záhony transshipment station last year compared to 2019, daily Magyar Nemzet said on Monday. Rail Cargo Operator Hungaria (RCO-HU) registered a steep increase in intermodal rail transport from the Far East since August 2020, Imre Kovács, […]Continue reading

László Palkovics, the minister of innovation and technology, unveiled government support for initial investments worth 150 billion forints (EUR 426.7m).

The project covers the total transformation and upgrade of the Záhony transhipment zone, as well as launching an industrial park, László Horváth, the chairman and CEO of LAC Holding Zrt, said.

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