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Russia's TransContainer rail freights iron ore, zinc in boxes

THE Zabaikalsk branch of Moscow's intermodal operator TransContainer in cooperation with Russian Railways and China Railway Corporation, is delivering iron ore concentrate to China in OpenTop containers with a capacity of 32 tons

16 June 2020 - 23:54

THE Zabaikalsk branch of Moscow's intermodal operator TransContainer in cooperation with Russian Railways and China Railway Corporation, is delivering iron ore concentrate to China in OpenTop containers with a capacity of 32 tons.

A test shipment consisting of four such containers with ferrous ore concentrate produced by Bystrinsky mining company was made in May via Borzya rail station to Manchuria station, reports St Petersburg's SeaNews.



Loading was implemented with an automatic elevator pouring concentrate into the containers as a shunting engine continuously moved the train under the elevator's spout.



This allows of faster, cheaper and more convenient loading than the gondola car technology that was used to transport ore concentrate so far, the company said.



In case of the test shipments are a successful, the service will be offered on a regular basis, said the report.



Back in 2019, TransContainer launched the first block train with lead and zinc concentrate to China, previously transported in gondola cars, but has since been moved a block train of 364 TEU.


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