PJSC "TransContainer", Oy "ContainerTrans Scandinavia, Ltd" and JSC "Kedentransservice" launched a new blocktrain service to transport export goods from Finland to China.
The first block train with the industrial production went from Central Finland on May 20, and arrived at the destination in western China on 31 May. Time en route is 11 days. The route of 6849 km length passes through the territory of four countries' Finland, Russia, Kazakhstan and China.
The successful implementation of the project was made possible due to a broad partnership network covering the territories of all the countries involved, effective coordination between all the participants of the transportation process and productive cooperation with the shipper Stora Enso Oy, one of the leading producers of packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper.
The project is highly competitive with aircraft cargo transportation in terms of delivery time, and the cost of transportation is comparable to the price level offered by maritime transport services. Considering the active development of the western regions of China, there are long-term potential for the growth of cargo traffic in both directions between Finland and China.