2016, 12 OCT
The first test shipment on the International North–South Transport Corridor from India to Russia was launched
JSC RZD Logistics cooperated with PJSC «TransContainer», Iran Railways, Azerbaijan Railways and logistic company ADY Express organized the first test shipment on the International North–South Transport Corridor. 

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On September 22, 2016 the train has dispatched from Mumbai and was arrived in logistic center «Freight Village Vorsino», Kaluga Region on October 12, 2016. The transit time was 23 days. 

New multimodal route include sea, rail and road transport. Containers with industrial radiators were sent by sea from Mumbai to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas then transported by rail to "Rasht" station, from there delivered by road to Astara, reloaded on the railway and finally delivered to the destination in Russia. 

JSC RZD Logistics with a subsidiary Far East Land Bridge (FELB) analyzed the cargo base and offered to the customer alternative multimodal route on the ITC "North-South" which allows to reduce transit times by half and lower market prices on 20 percent than carriage by rail route through the Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.  

PJSC «TransContainer» has provided containers for loading in India and ensured the supply of rolling stock for railway track gauge 1520. In turn, the Iranian Railways have carried out the delivery of cargo from the port of Nava Sheva to Astara, the company ADY Express organized transportation on the route Astara-Samur, JSC RZD Logistics delivered the cargo from Yalama to Vorsino. 

At the present time JSC RZD Logistics is considering the possibility of organizing transportation of export from the Russian Federation to the Middle East and India. The new route allows to reduce the customers transport costs and open up new markets.