Russian Railways and Post sent a passenger container train “Russia” on the route Moscow – Vladivostok
On May 23, the first freight container train Rossiya arrived from behind the Vorsino terminal and logistics center on the Moscow-Vladivostok route. In case of participation, Oleg Belozerov, General Director – Chairmanship of Russian Railways OJSC, Maxim Akimov, General Director of Russian Post JSC, and Vladislav Shapsha, Governor of the Kaluga Region.
The most important attention is paid to the development of specially designed trains and technologies that provide for the possibility of uncoupling and hitching fitting platforms with containers at the stations of large cities. Trans-Siberian Railway.
There are 8 stops along the route of the trains in the main cities of the Trans-Siberian Railway: Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Khabarovsk. In total, taking into account the uncoupling and hitching of wagons, it will deliver 84 large-capacity containers with postal and commercial cargo to the regions. Among the clients are large retailers and manufacturers: Detsky Mir, Lenta, Sportmaster, M.Video and many others. The train also includes containers with cars of the Russian Post, the final delivery point is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Russian Post performs assembly and deconsolidation of container cargo lots in its main sorting and logistics centers. The work of road carriers, logistics centers, railway terminals and associations in the appropriate technological process, which allows to increase the number of transit passengers.
“Today’s event is epochal. A completely new service has been created. This is the case when a new product allows each participant to win. This is a whole container train that benefits both freight and passenger trains: speed – 1,500 km per day, increased carrying capacity, uncoupling and hitching cars at the necessary stations, no increase in overload. All these factors imply flexibility and predictability of transportation, and, accordingly, their high competitiveness,” said Oleg Belozyorov.
“Today, the demand for stable and high-speed land logistics routes has intensified. The uninterrupted supply of goods is important for both end customers and manufacturers of any size, from regular sellers to major retailers and manufacturers. The Rossiya train is our joint response to this request with Russian Railways. It will run between Moscow and Vladivostok on a permanent memory basis. And this is only the first transport container train that we are launching,” said Maxim Akimov, Director General of the Russian Post.
The constantly running container train “Russia” on the route Moscow – Vladivostok – Moscow is a joint project of the Russian Post and Russian Railways. Containerization of postal items and transportation of consolidated cargoes are also jointly developed.
The customer of the service was the Postal Logistics Company. Fitting platforms and large-capacity containers for the organization of transportation International Joint Stock Company “TransContainer” (part of the group of companies “Delo”).
The terminal procedure on the route is offered by Russian Railways and TransContainer. FESCO transport group as part of a regular maritime service for the delivery of Russian Post cars in containers from Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Recall: the first cargo container train arrived from Vladivostok to Moscow on April 1. It covered a distance of 9.2 thousand km with an average route speed of 1512 km/day, which reduces the speed of a passenger train.
Until now, the Russian Post has delivered mail throughout the country in mail and luggage cars, which were part of 72 long-distance passenger trains.
In September 2021, at the Eastern Economic Holding, Russian Railways and Russian Post signed a memorandum on the joint development of logistics services for the delivery of postal items and groupage cargo, from which containerization is possible.
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