The first container with the mail from China arrived in Moscow from Harbin on January 15. The transshipment of container for road transport was carried out at Kuntsevo-2 station on January 16 . Then the container was delivered to the international postal exchange office. Up to the present the international mail was delivered to Russia by air and by road only. Rail forwarding allow to reduce transport costs, as well as to deliver cargo from door to door in the container, eliminating the additional cargo operations. In addition to the delivery of mail cargo Russian Railways Logistics provides a full range of related services, including preparation of shipping documents, customs transit, container transshipment in Russia, delivery to the final destination.
The strategic cooperation agreement between Russian Railways Holding and Chinese Railways was signed on May 20, 2014. The parties intend to develop rail border crossings between Russia and China and railway infrastructure near border crossing points in order to increase railways capacity and freight and passenger traffic. The agreement also involves the improvement of transportation organization and streamlining of border crossing processes, optimization of conditions and technologies of container transportation, delivery time reduction, the development of terminal and warehouse facilities on the main routes of transportation.