2020, 21 APR
RZD Logistics organizes a series of shipments of medical devices from China to various cities of Russia to fight COVID-19

RZD Logistics JSC organizes a series of shipments of medical devices from China to different cities of Russia to fight COVID-19. Delivery is carried out in agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation as part of ongoing work on the procurement in China of the most popular range of personal protective equipment.

The first container train departed from Shanghai on April 19. The accelerated container train, including 14 FEU with 85 tons of triple-layer masks (20 million pcs.), follows the northern transit route through Zabaikalsk to the Vorsino station (Kaluga region). These containers will be detached along the road in Yekaterinburg, and then the train will proceed according to the established schedule. In Yekaterinburg, the cargo will be customs-cleared, and the masks will go to medical facilities in the Urals and neighboring regions.

“This is the first stage of a large-scale logistics project that RZD Logistics is implementing by agreement with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. We are working on the delivery of not only masks but also protective suits for doctors, as well as special fabrics for sewing masks and suits. Shipments will be organized from various cities of China, where the corresponding production factories are located, to the cities of Russia in need of these goods. Today it is Moscow, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, and Krasnoyarsk. We are in direct daily contact with all manufacturing companies and, realizing the importance of these products during the pandemic, and we sent our best specialists to solve the problems,” Dmitry Murev, General Director of RZD Logistics JSC.