Advantages of road freight transportation during the war – GLC - Grand Logistics Company
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Russian military aggression against Ukraine has made serious changes to the smooth operation of the logistics services market. Due to missile attacks, artillery shelling and military operations in different regions of the country, some types of cargo transportation have become unavailable. This mainly concerns air delivery and transportation of goods by sea, due to the blockade of ports. Therefore, road freight transportation and delivery of goods by rail have come to the fore.


What are the advantages of road freight transportation during the war in Ukraine?


Delivery of products by trucks even in pre-war times occupied one of the leading positions in the field of domestic and international cargo transportation. After February 24, 2022, when the Russian army attempted to seize the territory of Ukraine, the demand for this type of logistics services has increased many times. This is explained by the following advantages:

  • Versatility - you can deliver any cargo, including dangerous, heavy, especially valuable, perishable, oversized, liquid, bulk, gaseous, long, etc.;
  • Flexibility in creating a route and the ability to quickly change it during transportation, depending on the situation;
  • Affordable prices - even despite a noticeable increase in fuel prices;
  • They are used in all types of cargo transportation - standard, general, groupage, multimodal.

“Grand Logistics Company” has a large private fleet of various types of trucks, and also closely cooperates with other large Ukrainian and foreign transport companies. This allows you to always select the appropriate type of vehicle and provide it for loading in the shortest possible time, regardless of what country or city the sender’s warehouse or production workshop is located in.

Features of the organization of road freight transportation during the war in Ukraine


In the first few weeks of the full-scale war that the Russian Federation unleashed against Ukraine, established supply chains were completely destroyed. This is due to the fact that part of the territories was temporarily occupied, bridges and highways were destroyed, industrial enterprises, warehouse complexes, logistics terminals and commercial structures were forced to urgently move from combat zones to calmer regions of the country. Logistics companies also faced the task of delivering humanitarian goods from Poland, Germany, the USA, Great Britain, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Turkey, Sweden and many other countries of the world.

Considering the current situation in the field of international and domestic cargo transportation, most of the supplies during the war are carried out by two modes of transport - road and rail. But in the second case, there are also some nuances - this is a discrepancy between the track width in Ukraine and the EU countries. This greatly limits the capacity when crossing the border, since the transported goods have to be either reloaded or the wagons must be rearranged onto trolleys of the appropriate standard. Secondly, railway transport is much more dependent on the state of its infrastructure, which is constantly attacked by the aggressor’s troops.

Therefore, during the war, special attention is paid to the development of road freight transport, both within the country and abroad. To this end, the Government of Ukraine and the European Union Commission adopted several resolutions and a number of laws aimed at simplifying the border crossing procedure for Ukrainian road carriers, increasing the number of basic quotas, and lifting some restrictions. The issue of introducing joint border and customs control at checkpoints between Ukraine and Poland is currently being resolved. In parallel with this, modern warehouse complexes are being built throughout the country, capable of receiving and servicing a large number of a wide variety of cargo, in compliance with all international norms and standards. All this should have a positive impact on the development of road freight transport.


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