Russian Railways (RZD) in cooperation with SWIFT Transport International Logistic Co. has launched the first container train from China to the European part of Russia, via Mongolia.
The train composed of 57 conventional wagons loaded with consumer goods, electric equipment and car parts traveled from Tianjin Port to Vorsino railway station in Kaluga region.
The lead time, including Ereen-Zamin-Uud (China-Mongolia) and Sükhbaatar-Naushki (Mongolia -Russia) border crossings, is 10 days.
TransContainer is the provider of flatcars and containers for this services.
The project aims to develop economic cooperation between Russia, China and Mongolia, in framework of Eurasia’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
SWIFT Transport International Logistic Co., Ltd was founded in August 2007 in Tianjin. The company specializes in the import and export of containerized cargo between the countries of Southeast Asia and Russia and manages its own 6,000 TEU container fleet.