An agreement was signed by Alexander Doll, Member of the Board of Management for Freight Transport and Logistics at Deutsche Bahn, and David Peradze, CEO of Georgian Railway, in Berlin which lays the foundation for future joint projects in the rail freight sector. By signing the agreement, Deutsche Bahn and Georgian Railway embark on a strategic partnership to strengthen the European and Asian multimodal transportation corridors.
With Deutsche Bahn, the largest rail freight provider in Europe, Georgian Railway cooperates with a reliable and strong business partner. In the context of this cooperation, Deutsche Bahn will be responsible for organizing transports within the EU by rail freight. Multimodal transports will be handled by its subsidiary DB Schenker. Georgian Railway will be responsible for cargo transports with the destination Middle East and India, coming from Constanta and passing through Georgia and Azerbaijan, as well as for transports to East Asia via the Caspian Sea.
The newly-formed partnership will foster the mutual support between the companies in multiple ways, including the exchange of resources such as knowledge, expertise, information as well as employees.
The partnership of Deutsche Bahn and Georgian Railway sets an outstanding example considering the continuous growth of the Asian-European rail cargo market.