CCTT to Work on New Container Train Routes 03.09.2013 00:23
The Secretariat of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation international association (CCTT) is studying opportunities to improve competitiveness of the projects currently implemented and launch new container train routes in cooperation with leading transport and logistics companies.
In particular, the CCTT is currently participating in managing container trains on the routes Rotterdam – Moscow, Rotterdam – China, Brest – Ulaanbaatar.
Together with the CIT and OSJD, the CCTT promotes the adoption of the CIM/SMGS consignment note on the Chongqing – Duisburg route, which facilitates border crossing (train travel time is 16 days). To enhance commercial attractiveness of the Baltic Transit train, launched in 2003 and operated by FIT OOO, advance drawing-up of transport and shipping documents has been adopted. It contributed to reducing the number of delayed containers and minimizing the risks run by RZD’s clients when their cargo is crossing a border.
The container train launched on 26 April 2013 with the support of the CCTT now runs regularly on the Chengdu (China) – Lodz (Poland) route and is used to practice the application of electronic document management, which reduced the travel time to 13 days. The train is operated by InterRail Holding.
Since 28 April the Nakhodaka-Vostochnaya – Moscow joint train service of RZD OAO, TransContainer OAO and VSK OOO has started regular operation as part of the Transsib in 7 Days project.
Moreover, this year has seen the start of other projects: Nakhodka-Vostochnaya – Ulukbek (delivers Isuzu minivan car assembly sets to CamAvto car factory in Uzbekistan), Sbornaya-Ugolnaya – Kleshchikha (detergents), Kleshchikha – St Petersburg-Tovarny-Vitebsky (consumer goods).
In the first 6 months of 2013 container trains operated on the Trans-Siberian mainline delivered 241 337 TEU, an increase of 34.5% YoY.