The first containers sent from Yekaterinburg to China by a new railway route through Mongolia reached the border of the Russian Federation
The first group of cars with 62 large-capacity containers sent along the new railway route Yekaterinburg-Tovarny-Naushki (on the border with Mongolia) – Erenhot (China), reached the border of the Russian Federation and Mongolia on October 25. Delivery is carried out as part of a technical train and is a prototype of a permanent container service, which in the future will connect the capital of the Urals and the northern regions of China.
The accelerated container train through Naushki will significantly reduce the time and cost of transportation. At the first stage, such trains will depart from Yekaterinburg as cargo accumulates. The service operator is PJSC TransContainer, providing its own terminal infrastructure, well cars and containers.
Currently, when exporting lumber and minerals, chemical and metallurgical products from the Urals, containers are most often sent through Vladivostok, and from there the cargo should go to different ports of China – Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, Ningbo, Guangzhou by sea (this route takes about 60 days). Direct railway connections from Yekaterinburg via Naushki to Erlyan-Hot and further through the territory of China will reduce the delivery time by about half – up to 25 days.
Cargo handling is carried out at the site of PJSC TransContainer in the Sverdlovskaya Railway (Park Gipsovaya at the Yekaterinburg-Tovarny Station). This complex is the largest in the Urals and one of the largest in the country: there are 7 loading platforms, and the total capacity exceeds 4.5 thousand containers. The terminal receives 30 container trains per month and sends – up to 25. The launch of the accelerated container train along the new route will expand the geography of cargo delivery.