New block train service from China to Moscow’s MANP terminal21 October 2015
MANP Terminal near Moscow, part of the GCS Group, has begun handling a new block train service bringing chemicals/chemical products from Urumqi in north-west China.
The trains, operated by Transcontainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, carry 41 x 40ft containers of products for plastic production. The route transits through Kazakhstan and takes eight days.
Customs clearance of goods is carried out at Lvovskiy customs station located on the MANP site, which ensures a more streamlined customs clearance process, saving time and costs of moving the cargo to another location for Customs inspection.
After customs formalities completed MANP provides temporary storage and on-carriage of goods to end customers in Moscow region.
The new block-train service is operating since July 2015 monthly frequency, but it is expected to increase to once in two-three weeks as demand in the region goes up.