TransContainer launched train loaded with timber from Saint-Petersburg to Shenyang
PJSC TransContainer of Delo Group organized dispatch of first block train for Lesofond LLC from Saint-Petersburg to Shenyang (China) via Zabaikalsk border-crossing point. The train loaded with timber was dispatched from the terminal of JSC Logistika-Terminal at Shushary station.
Thus TransContainer offered another solution aimed at facilitating export logistics for its customers reacting to the volume increase in the export from Russia to China (according to the data of Russian export center, volume of non-resource non-energy export from Russia to China increased by 12% during the first half of the year).
The first block train carried 90 TEUs. PJSC TransContainer is planning to make this service regular in future.
“In 2020 the Company’s export services via railway border-crossing points are extra demanded. For instance, it takes 17-19 days to deliver export cargo from Saint-Petersburg to the consignee in China by railway, while transportation by sea via North-West ports takes 35-40 days. Besides the expenses on inland delivery are equal to those on sea transportation,” Dmitry Melnichuk, Head of PJS TransContainer’s branch at Oktyabrskaya railway, General Director of JSC Logistika-Terminal, noted.