Germany-Japan first transit shipment successfully completed

RZD Logistics has successfully completed the first transit container from Europe to Japan via Russia within its new multimodal transit service, Trans-Siberian LandBridge.

The 40-foot test container, consisting of various groupage cargoes, departed from Hamburg to the port of Yokohama, in Japan. Nippon Express, one of Japan’s largest forwarding companies, was the shipping customer.

The route passed through the Malashevich-Brest border crossing, and then through the territory of Belarus and Russia to Vladivostok, from there the container was delivered by sea to the destination point.

The cargo was in transit for 22 days, with 10 days traveling on the 1520 area. The container was equipped with temperature, humidity and vibration sensors so that the customer could verify the safety and quality of transport along the Trans-Siberian Railway. In addition, throughout the entire time the service was provided, the client was provided with detailed information on the location of the cargo on a daily basis.

“The first test large-tonnage container destined for the port of Yokohama demonstrated to the Japanese client that this multimodal route is not only more than twice as fast as shipping by sea, but also guarantees cargo safety throughout the entire transport period,” said Vyacheslav Valentik, the general director of RZD Logistics JSC.

Trans-Siberian LandBridge, launched in May 2019, is a new multimodal transit service for the expedited delivery of cargoes in containers on Japan – Europe route, through the ports of the Russia’s Far East and the Trans-Siberian Railway. Since May, RZDL organised transit shipments from Japan and Korea to Europe via Russia.


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