2017, 25 SEP
RZD Logistics delivered sculptures from Germany to China for the modern art exhibition

JSC RZD Logistics, the largest multimodal logistics operator in the CIS and Baltic countries, organized the transportation of pieces of art from Duisburg (Germany) to Beijing (China) in cooperation with its subsidiary company Far East Land Bridge. The shipment was ordered by Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) – the sponsor of German-Chinese exhibition project Deutschland 8 - Deutsche Kunst in China.

The high-value cargo included two sculptures with total weight 1190 kg and was transported in a separate container as a part of a container train. FELB operated the service across the European and Chinese territories, whereas RZD Logistics forwarded the cargo across the route Brest–Zabaykalsk. The rolling stock was provided by PJSC TransContainer. The overall time of delivery was 14 days, including the transshipment of art pieces at the border point Malasheviche-Brest, train composition and customs procedures.

“We are one of the few Russian multimodal companies, which can forward any cargo with the same high level of quality: starting from cookies and grass for soil restoration and up to nuclear reactors or antique locomotives. Moreover, we forward not only across Russia, but across the whole continent. Of course, RZD Logistics forwards the pieces of art not very often, although the company knows exactly how to handle such fragile cargo. We are proud of the fact that our clients trust us even with this special consignment and hope that the exhibition of modern German art in China will be a huge success”, – commented on the unusual cargo delivery first deputy CEO of RZD Logistics Eduard Alyrzaev.

The exhibition project Deutschland 8 organized by Bonner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V. and Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts will take place from September 15th till October 31st at 8 venues in Beijing. The exhibition will be the largest demonstration of contemporary German art in China – altogether there will be displayed approximately 320 modern art works of German artists and sculptors.