Ruscon looks to double container train service from the Russian Pacific to Moscow11 December 2014
Ruscon, part of the GCS
Group, is considering doubling the frequency of its weekly fixed day intermodal
service from the port of
Vostochniy in the Russian Pacific to Moscow.
The block train service, with a transit of just 11
days, has proved so popular with shippers from China and south-east Asia that
it is already running close to capacity.
The intermodal service, with a capacity of 154 TEU,
was initially launched earlier this year mainly to offer shippers in the Moscow region a fast regular rail link to the Russian Far East via Khabarovsk.
train departs from port
of Vostochniy, near the city of
every Sunday, arriving at the GCS-owned MANP terminal
in Moscow 11 days later on a Thursday. The terminal has a
fully equipped container yard, bonded storage
for container stripping if required, as well as a trucking
fleet for on-carriage to end
GCS, one of the top ten
container transport companies in Russia and the CIS, has invested heavily the
MANP terminal, 45 km south-east of Moscow, since it acquired the facility in
2006. It offers regular intermodal services to a
range of destinations in inland Russia, including the most remote provinces.
rail services offer fast reliable links for shippers sending cargo to the
Urals, Siberia and the Russian Far East, and also help ensure that producers in
those areas have sufficient containers for export.
The total number of containers dispatched since
the pilot run of that service in August is 1100 units or 1797
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