RZD successfully uses trans-Siberian in Japan-Europe shipment
THE largest multimodal logistics operator in the CIS and Baltic countries, RZD Logistics JSC has successfully transported the first transit container from Europe to Japan through the territory of Russia within the Trans-Siberian LandBridge - the service for expedited delivery of transit cargo
THE largest multimodal logistics operator in the CIS and Baltic countries, RZD Logistics JSC has successfully transported the first transit container from Europe to Japan through the territory of Russia within the Trans-Siberian LandBridge - the service for expedited delivery of transit cargo.
The 40-foot test container, consisting of various groupage cargoes, departed from Hamburg (Germany) to the port of Yokohama (Japan). The shipping customer was one of Japan's largest forwarding companies Nippon Express Co, Ltd.
The route passed through the Malashevich-Brest border crossing, and then through the territory of Belarus and Russia to Vladivostok, from there the container was delivered by sea to the destination point. The cargo was in transit for 22 days and was equipped with temperature, humidity and vibration sensors so that the customer could verify the safety and quality of transport along the Trans-Siberian Railway, reports New York's FreightWeek.
Vyacheslav Valentik, general director of RZD Logistics JSC, commented: 'Since the end of May this year, we have been organising transit shipments from Japan and Korea to Europe via the Russian Far East via the Trans-Siberian Railway as part of the Trans-Siberian LandBridge service. And the launch of shipments in the opposite direction from West to East is a logical continuation of the development of our promising logistics product.'The first test large-tonnage container destined for the port of Yokohama demonstrated to the Japanese client that this multimodal route is not only more than twice as fast as shipping by sea, but also guarantees cargo safety throughout the entire transportation period. In Trans-Siberian LandBridge, we see very great potential, as many shippers are extremely interested in reducing transit time between the European countries and Japan. For example, only Nippon Express annually delivers about 10 thousand TEU via deep sea to Europe and back.'