JSC RZD Logistics, the biggest multi-modal logistics operator on the territory of CIS and Baltic states, are launching a new container train from Samara to Beijing for the purposes of service geography enhancing of the non-resource export from Russia to China.
First flour containers within the test dispatch have already departed to Beijing from Besymianka Station (Samara). The next transportation is scheduled for February 2018. After entering regular service, approximate delivery time-frames will be 14 days.
For the purposes of such export area, a business meeting of JSC RZD Logistics, Kuibyshev Railways, TransContainer PJSC responsible executives, Samara Region Ministry of Agriculture and Food Products and Ministry of Economic Development, Investments and Trade representatives was held in Samara. The parties discussed prospects of exporting agricultural products and opportunities of product portfolio enhancement for shipments to China from such region of Russia with a Chinese party - Capital railway resources, a railway company.
A meeting in Beijing will take place shortly with Chinese consignors for the co-ordination of all details on a regular container train launch en route Beijing — Samara — Beijing.
"For us, railway non-resource export service in 2017 has become one of key projects that we spent a lot of efforts for. And I see the result of our fruitful work - it is, first of all, a great interest of Russian and Chinese customers in the delivery of various goods. Having analyzed the Samara Region product potential, we have began service geography scaling just from such region. Other Russian cities are next in turn", Viacheslav Valentik, JSC RZD Logistics General Director told.
JSC RZD Logistics implemented the service in cooperation with the Russian Export Center with support from TransContainer PJSC, RZD OJSC and Freight Village RU terminal (Vorsino, Kaluga Region). Delivery is performed to Dalian (via Russia) and Chengdu (via Mongolia). The railway non-resource export service is recognized as the best logistics project of 2017.