On February 27 in Kyiv, Ukraine, the representatives of the railways of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia held a discussion aimed at prospects for rail market liberalization, establishing a competitive environment and inflow of new players, namely private rolling fleet operators.
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The list of participants who took part in the forum included almost all key persons of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” and heads of regional subsidiaries, as well as representatives of all branches of government involved in the development of the Ukraine’s railway industry. The top-managers of railways of Georgia and Moldova, which are currently integrating into the European railway market and planning to establish close cooperation with Ukraine, were among the participants of the forum too.
The audience chiefly included the operators of railway rolling stock, freight forwarders and cargo owners. The forum was circling around the challenges and trends of future developments in the rail market, such as the reform of state monopoly, the inflow of private rolling stock operators, the importance and methods of deepening and developing the relationship with a customer: carrier – operator – cargo owner, the rolling stock renewal, the affective management of railroad traffic, the challenges in railway logistics, the upgrade and operation of infrastructure. The forum also touched the specific issues, such as certification of railway products, damage and dismantling of rolling stock and many others.
THE VECTOR OF CHANGES ON THE RAILWAY
♦ What the legislative initiatives will bring to Ukrainian railways?
♦ Creating the effective model of rail management
♦ Reforms in cargo chain of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”
♦ Investment plans of railways – forecasted outlay
♦ New model of railway transportation market and competitive environment
♦ EIB activity in the railway sector in Ukraine and worldwide
CAR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: DISTRIBUTION AND ORGANIZATION
♦ Fleet management at Ukrzaliznytsia: a new model of interaction with cargo owners
♦ Inevitable evolution of relations among railways, a producer and an exporter
♦ The railway is a weak link of the logistics chain
♦ Enhancement of export grain transportation by car traffic routing
♦ Safety of the railcar park: where and why operators lose money
♦ Is there a place for operators in the railway system of Ukraine?
COST OPTIMIZATION AND EFFICIENCY OF RAIL TRANSPORT. COMPETITION AND COOPERATION WITH OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT
♦ Ukraine-EU-China Transport Dialogue
♦ World experience with railway reform. Ways of dividing Ukraine’s railway industry – what option to choose and what impact the changes will have on operational work
♦ The opportunity for cost optimization and efficiency of passenger transportation by Ukrainian railways
♦ Problems and prospects of mutual recognition of railway products, including the rolling stock
♦ Truck or wagon: what is the first-priority transport for grain?
♦ The shared goal of aviation and freight rail transport
THE INTERACTION OF RAILWAYS – PAIN SPOTS AND GROWING POINTS
♦ Round table with top-management of regional branches of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” and representatives of railways of Georgia and Moldova.
Galina Skvortsova (the manager of the project)
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