TransContainer and Maersk tested China-Russia container train service

TansContainer and Maersk successfully completed a joint trial transport of Brilliance automotive components from Dalian, in China to Vorotynsk railway station in the Kaluga region.
The first train consisting of 50 x 40-foot containers will provide new oportunities for container traffic along the Trans-Siberian Railway between North-East China and the central region of Russia.
For the first time, Maersk offered its customers the opportunity to deliver cargo from China to the European part of Russia as a through transport by a block train.
“The new train offers an excellent alternative for freight owners who are interested in expedited delivery and will be able to seamlessly complement Maersk’s range of services as a global container integrator in the Russian market,” Zsolt Katona, CEO of Maersk Eastern Europe said.
The practice of organizing railway deliveries of automotive components from Asian countries through Russia has already proved its efficiency, high speed and safety, explained Vyacheslav Gennadyevich Sarayev, General Director of TransContainer.
The cooperation of TransContainer with Maersk, the largest sea carrier of container cargoes, opens up wide opportunities for closer partnership between the two companies in the development of new ground cargo delivery routes to and from Russia.

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