EUROPE: An agreement for the regular operation of the Amber Train branded container service linking the Baltic States was signed by Lithuanian Railways, Latvia’s LDZ Logistika and Estonia’s EVR Cargo at a meeting in Tallinn on May 29.

This follows the operation of a trial service on April 19, which , carried 43 containers on behalf of SNCF logistics business Forwardis.

The Amber Train route starts at Šeštokai on Lithuania’s border with Poland and runs 650 km via Riga to Tallinn. The first phase of regular operation envisages a weekly service carrying 62 40 ft containers