The foreign Minister noted the importance of launching new ferries to Kaliningrad region

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli photolanguage in Russia. Kaliningrad. Archival photoThe foreign Minister noted the importance of launching new ferries to Kaliningrad region© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The launch of the new ferries will enhance transportation security of the Kaliningrad region, and also allow you to remove the region’s dependence on railway tariffs of foreign countries, said in an interview with RIA Novosti first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Titov.

He stressed that the government attaches to ensuring a reliable transport link to the Kaliningrad region from mainland Russia special attention.

«Currently, the line Baltiysk — Ust-Luga operates two ferries, providing handling approximately 2 million tonnes of cargo per year. In order to increase their capacity to take the decision on the construction of three new ferries. The first vessel is scheduled to start in 2019, the year after the other two. It will be a powerful ferries with a capacity of 66 rail cars capable of receiving vehicles and passengers. The launch of the new ferries will improve transport security of the Kaliningrad region and will relieve the region’s dependence on railway tariffs of foreign countries», — said Titov.

«The cooperation in the field of transport with neighbouring countries will also be continued», — he said.

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