Ruscon launches dedicated train from Ust-Luga to carry Volkswagen CKD parts12 July 2013
Ruscon has launched a new block train from Ust-Luga port (ULCT terminal) to Nizhniy Novgorod to supply the Volkswagen assembly plant located there.
The dedicated trains, carrying 54 x 40’ containers of CKD parts, will leave the port on the Russian Baltic four times a week, taking two and a half days to reach Nizhniy Novgorod.
The total volume of 700-800 40’ containers a month is expected to be carried on the service.
The containers, which originate from production plants in Mexico, arrive at Ust-Luga on a new weekly feeder service launched by Hapag-Lloyd in May.
Ruscon is using its own 80’ flat cars, part of the fleet of 224 new rail cars it invested in last year in order to help it win more intermodal traffic.