TransContainer and Russian Post Will Develop Multimodal Services
PJSC TransContainer of Delo Group and JSC Russian Post will develop mail delivery from China by regular block trains. TransContainer will provide its own equipment and logistics solutions, while Russian Post, in its turn, will form new end-to-end products for the customers on the basis of the new long-distance container service.
Boris Kipkeev, Vice President for External Relations of TransContainer, and Sergey Sergushev, Deputy General Director for Logistics of Russian Post, have signed the respective agreement at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The parties have agreed to work together to develop service for consumer goods delivery by mail block train "Russia". The companies will also work on their IT-systems integration and other relevant cooperation issues. The agreement will be valid until the end of 2027.
“The agreement signed today will become a new stage in the expansion of our cooperation with Russian Post, which allowed us to implement a strategically important project - the mail train "Russia". As the leader in container logistics in Eurasia and operator owning the largest fleet of containers and fitting platforms in Russia, TransContainer is ready to guarantee its partner reliable and high-quality service in our country and abroad,” said Boris Kipkeev.
“Today, Russian Post is the largest logistics network in country. Our overland, water and air supply chains reach the remotest locations in Russia. Our goal is to ensure reliable and stable routes of different geography and complexity. To this end, we create new products of new quality and characteristics: weight, dimensions, price, and accuracy - on the basis of container technology. By virtue of the block trains, we expect to increase the delivery speed on the long-distance leg,” noted Sergey Sergushev, Deputy General Director for Logistics of Russian Post.
The mail block train "Russia" is a joint project of Russian Railways, Russian Post and TransContainer. The first train within the project arrived from Vladivostok in Moscow on April 1, 2022, it covered a distance of 9,200 km at an average route speed of 1,512 km/day, which is comparable to the speed of a passenger train. The service allows to relieve the road infrastructure of the central region, which serves as the distribution center of the country.