Ruscon launches weekly fixed day rail service from Moscow to the Russian Far East30 May 2014
Ruscon, part of the GCS Group, has launched a weekly fixed day block train from Moscow to the Far East of Russia.
The train, with a capacity of 154 TEU (77 FEU) departs from the MANP Terminal (Kresty r/w station), south-west of Moscow every Saturday at 12 noon for Khabarovsk. It arrives in Khabarovsk on Tuesday afternoon. After discharging the train proceeds to Vostochniy – the Russian Pacific gateway port – from where returns back with import cargo to the European part of Russia.
The transit time from Moscow to Khabarovsk is 10 days, from Vostochniy to Moscow – 12 days.
The service uses containers of various shipping lines, calling Russian Pacific ports, thus enabling carriers cheap and smooth equipment repositioning from import-oriented Central Russia to the export-rich Eastern part of the country and then to the main regional gateway.
Khabarovsk is the capital of Russian Far Eastern Federal district with population of over 600 thousand, about 900 km north of Vladivostok. In the near future Ruscon plans to launch container trains from Moscow to other destinations in that region, offering sustainable connections between Central Russia and its remotest Eastern part.