JSC RZD Logistics has launched regular railway shipments on the route China-Finland. This route is circular, with return loading in Finland.
Currently container trains go from Hefei (Anhui Province) to Europe once in two weeks through the territory of China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Finland. The route goes across border points Dostyk-Alashankou, Kartaly, Vainikkala- Buslovskaya to the station Vuosaari in Finland. In future, the service is expected to work on a weekly basis. Average delivery time along the route is 14 days.
The transit service is designed for many clients; container trains are formed according to applications from several consignors, providing each client with opportunity to ship cargo in minimum one container. The list of transported cargo includes consumer goods, furniture, electronics and equipment. The service was launched in cooperation with Joint stock company “United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance” (JSC UTLC ERA), Nurminen Logistics and Hefei International Land Port Development Co., Ltd.
“Development of international transit requires constant search for new routes and expansion of the existing railway services. While working on this task, we, certainly, remember about the necessity to overcome the misbalance of commodity flow along China-Europe-China route and always aim at return loading of trains. Finland is an alternative point of entrance to Europe, which is in high demand among European, as well as Chinese consigners. Thus, we count on the increase of transit volumes between China and Finland in both directions. Moreover, the route is developing due to high demand for such shipments in Scandinavian countries. No doubt, regular shipments and stable schedule will become important advantages of the service”, – said Sales Director of JSC RZD Logistics Olga Stepanova.