RZD Logistics JSC, the largest multimodal logistics operator, is expanding the possibility of transit of sanctioned goods from Europe through Russia to China, the company is testing transportation along the northern route through Zabaikalsk.
On May 13 and 14, two 40-foot containers with powdered whey for the production of baby food left for China. The first container was delivered to the train in Malaszewicze from Duisburg and will go to Changchun, and the second container was loaded onto a truck at the production site of the Danish company Thise Mejeri in Estonia and sent to Malaszewicze, from where it will go by rail to Harbin. Both trains with sanctioned cargo will cross the border through the border crossing in Zabaikalsk.
Across Europe and China, FELB, a subsidiary of RZD Logistics, is responsible for freight forwarding; TransContainer PJSC acts as a partner in Russia. Hanging of the electronic seal will be carried out at the Smolensk-Sortirovochny railway station, removal — at the Zabaykalsk station.
“The opening of a new route for the transport of sanctioned goods is a significant and fundamental milestone on the path of increasing the transit flow of goods from European countries in the eastern direction. This was made possible thanks to the introduction of advanced digital solutions and technical innovations integrated into the transportation technology of Russian Railways Holding and our partners. Without exaggeration, I think this is the result of the painstaking, systematic, and well-coordinated work of the team of RZD Logistics and our partners from the Center of Corporate Transportation Services of Russian Railways and Digital Platforms Development Center LLC. In addition to the already existing «southern» transit route through Kazakhstan, the «northern» route opens additional opportunities for our customers and partners,” — Dmitry Murev, General Director of RZD Logistics JSC.