Georgian Railway and Deutsche Bahn entered a new stage of cooperation. An
agreement was signed by David Peradze, CEO of Georgian Railway and Alexander
Doll, Member of the Board of Management for Freight Transport and Logistics at
Deutsche Bahn, in Berlin which lays the foundation for future joint projects in
the rail freight sector. By signing the agreement, Georgian Railway and
Deutsche Bahn embark on a strategic partnership to strengthen the European and
Asian multimodal transportation corridors.
“This strategic alliance is mutually beneficial and marks a cornerstone.
Maintaining close ties with Georgian Railway will help us to further grow our
business as it puts us closer to the Asian market and opens up new perspectives
for future endeavors.” Said Mr. Doll.
“Georgian Railway is very active in developing
Europe-Asia corridors. Therefore, it is logical thatwe partner up with
Deutsche Bahn. Together with DB we are going to team up and foster
International freight transportation and offer competitive products. This
certainly will benefit us and increase competitiveness of Georgian logistics
market.” Said Mr. Peradze
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, 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. Deutsche Bahn will be responsible for organizing
transports within the EU by rail freight. Multimodal transports will be handled
by its subsidiary DB Schenker.
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 Georgian Railway and Deutsche Bahn sets an
outstanding example considering the continuous growth of the Asian-European
rail cargo market.