THE volume of containers transported by the Trans-Siberian railway (TransSib) to and from China rose by 89 per cent between January and October to 66,000 TEU, compared to the same period a year earlier, according to Russian Railways President Oleg Belozerov.
Speaking at the 24th plenary session of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation in Vienna, Austria, Mr Belozerov told the delegates that tariff regulation measures have been applied to raise the competitiveness of container transportation by TransSib, reported Port News online.
The President of Russian Railways said the strategy of making complete container trains and ensuring favourable conditions for their operation resulted in Transsib transporting 131,000 TEU in 2014, or seven times more volume than in 2009.
In September, United Transport and Logistic Company launched container trains from the Chinese port of Yíngkou to Moscow.
Under the Transsib in 7 Days project, Russian Railways has started the new Baikal Shuttle to transport Japanese and Korean cargoes from the port of Yokohama to Moscow.
Source : HKSG.