Координационный Совет по Транссибирским перевозкам
Coordinating Council on
Trans-Siberian Transportation

Increasing Competitiveness of the TSR

At the 21st CCTT Plenary meeting (on September 27-28, 2012, Helsinki) the decision to unite two CCTT working groups on increasing competitiveness of the Trans-Siberian transportations and on transportations of container freights on a sea leg of the Trans-Siberian route in one group -  CCTT WG "On Increasing Competitiveness of the Trans-Siberian Route" was made to optimize working process.

CCTT WG "On Increasing Competitiveness of the TSR" works on promotion of the organization and bearing transportation burden on TSR as a part of container trains and on increasing commercial attractiveness of international freight transportation in large-capacity containers by means of:

  • formation of a competitive through tariff rate on freight transportation  via the Trans-Siberian route;
  • service quality improvement of, including freight security;
  • assistance on elimination of "barrier places" on the Trans-Siberian route;
  • assistance on introduction of electronic document flow.

Within WG continuous monitoring of a "Transsib” transport corridor functioning is carrying out promptly. Issues connected with staging of the container block trains such as "Baltic - Transit", "Ost Wind", "Kazakhstan Vector", "Slavyanskiy Express", etc., and with realization of new projects (the organization of trains for routes: Chongqing – Duisburg, Chengdu – Lodz, Wuhan – Pardubice, Rotterdam – Moscow, etc.) are also considered and settled at working meetings.

Members of CCTT WG consider it necessary to take the following measures for increasing competitiveness of the Trans-Siberian route:

Considering that cargo base for development of the Trans-Siberian transportations is rather big, its development on the Transsib is possible only by further improvement of the organization of container freight transportation, accelerations of their processing in transport junctions on joints of railway and sea transport and in crossing points  with neighboring countries by:

  • large-scale implementation of modern information technology and logistic principles of management of transportation process within the unified transport line;
  • technology improvement  on loading-unloading operations in ports and formation of block container trains at dock-side railway stations;
  • improvement of technological and administrative interaction of all participants of the process;
  • accumulation of ports’ handling capacities and development of infrastructure on port approaches;
  • improvement of legislative environment of mutual relations of ports, railways and consignors (including monitoring of changes in the transport legislation);
  • commitment to market segment which demands high cargo delivery speed, and to the cargo owners interested in cooperation development with railways;
  • development of infrastructure and increasing a level of condition and equipping railway crossing points.

To complete a strategic task on increasing of freight volume from APR countries through the port Vostochny by 2-3 times it is necessary:

  • to invest further into development of port infrastructure and railway infrastructure on port approaches;
  • to cut operational expenses on freight by harmonization the schedule, allocation of cargo traffics and transport logistics
  • to create the unified work technology of railway and sea carriers and the unified traffic document for container freight transportation by rail and sea;
  • to form through tariff rate on the basis of the unified transportation document;
  • to provide through service throughout transportations from seaports to railway destination stations and a warehouse of the consignee (realization of the "door to door" principle).

CCTT WG meetings "On Increasing Competitiveness of the Trans-Siberian Route".

On 22th of April, 2012 CCTT WG meeting took place in Transport Service Centre of OAO RZD. Results of container transportation on the TSM in 2012 and in the first quarter of 2013, and also prospects of development of the Trans-Siberian transportations in the current year were under discussion.