TransContainer launched container shipping from China through the Russia-Mongolia border crossing
AKIPRESS.COM – PJSC Transcontainer (part of Delo Group) together with JSC Russian Railways (RZD) and JSC Ulan-Bator Railway (UBZhD) organized the first container rail shipment from China to Russia via Solovyevsk checkpoint (Trans-Baikal Territory) on the Russian-Mongolian border, the company said in a statement, Interfax reported.
“So far, this border crossing has not been used for container shipments by rail,” the report said.
Two bulk containers took part in the test shipment. The shipment was organized from Bayantumen station in eastern Mongolia, from where the cargo will pass through the Erentsav/Solovyevsk border crossing to the TransContainer terminal in St. Petersburg (Shushary) .
Transcontainer provided a range of services within the framework of the shipment (from the supply of rolling stock and customs clearance to receipt of the cargo and its delivery to the customer at the destination point). Russian Railways and the UBZhD organized the overall coordination through the railway administrations.
According to Vladimir Khlutkov, TransContainer’s business development manager in the Asia-Pacific region, the company plans to launch regular commercial service on this route, which is new to the Russian container market.
TransContainer is Russia’s largest operator of assembly platforms. The company has a fleet of approximately 113,000 containers with a capacity of over 167,000 TEUs and over 42,000 assembly platforms. The company owns 40 railway terminals in Russia, operates 23 cargo ships, including 13 ships of the Sakhalin Shipping Company (SakhMP, SASCO, TransContainer owns 58.51% of the shares). The company is owned by Sergey Shishkarev’s Delo Group (51%) and Rosatom State Corporation (49%).