In the framework of reconstruction of Serbia's transport infrastructure Russian Railways Logistics, subsidiary of RZD Holding, implemented a unique integrated railway equipment delivery project from Russia to Serbia for RZD International, another subsidiary of the holding.
The transported equipment included track crane, two motor flatcars and flatcars with hauling gear, 21flatcars with universal movable equipment and four universal flatcars. For the first time the delivered cargo amounting to 29 units was forwarded as a single load by rail with gauge changing through the territories of six countries, namely Russia, Belarus, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Hungary and Serbia.
RZD Logistics conducted preliminary research on conformity of the cargo with transit conditions of the current international agreements. Also the company developed individual route for forwarding of the rail equipment in accordance with the European standards for shipment dimensions.
Simultaneously the railway equipment was forwarded from the plants of the Russian cities of Yaroslavl, Kaluga, Kirov in accordance with specific route schedules to Bryansk for consolidation and forming the train. After customs clearance the cargo was transported to the European destination via Belarus. The forwarded railway equipment was initially designed for "narrow" European gauge of 1,435 mm, thus Russian Railways Logistics used leased bogies of 1,520 mm gauge for rail forwarding on the territory of Russia.
The company also provided cargo escorting, transshipping, transportation through the territory of six countries with fee payment. Moreover, throughout the journey RZDL offered information support including tracking, consigner and consignee notification.
Implementation of such complex transportation project succeeded due to close cooperation of the involved RZD Holding units and efficient project coordination by RZD Logistics.
After completion of the commissioning the delivered equipment will be forwarded to Rumа-Golubinci part of Pan-European Corridor X. Construction works are scheduled for July 2014.