RZD Logistics organized the first high-speed transport service between Beijing and Moscow, under an agreement with China Railway Corporation signed in June. The train started its journey on July 21, and on July 27 will arrive in Moscow, at Yaroslavsky railway station.
The e-commerce goods (LED light bulbs and office supplies) are transported in a postal-baggage train car of a passenger train. Thus, the cargo will be delivered by railway transport from Beijing to Moscow in 6 days, which is comparable to avia delivery, but cheaper than this type of delivery.
“This is the first shipment in the framework of the Memorandum. This year such shipments may become regular. In 2017 we organized 44% of all Russian transit from China and now we are constantly analyzing the growing demands of Russian and Chinese companies in logistic services. Thus, we are convinced that the new service is very promising”, CEO of RZD Logistics Viacheslav Valentik said.
Under the agreement between China and Russia, RZD Logistics is Russia’s responsible operator, which can use the services of Federal Passenger Company, and China Railway Express responsible for the realization of particular projects.
In June, Russian Railways and China Railway Corporation signed the Memorandum on the organization of high-speed cross-border rail freight shipments between China-Russia-Europe.
The two parties agreed to unite efforts in the development of freight market for regular trade goods; development of logistics services for retail cross-border e-commerce trade, as well as services on the express delivery of cargo across the route China-Russia-Europe.