Russia and Japan officially plan to consolidate the creation of a cargo transport artery using the capacity of TSR.
Russia and Japan officially plan to consolidate the creation of a cargo transport artery using the capacity of TSR. The implementation of this project is expected to be considered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the 4th Eastern economic forum, which will be held on September 11-13 in Vladivostok.
The implementation of this project was preceded by the active work of CCTT together with the Association of Trans-Siberian Intermodal Operators of Japan (TSIOAJ), aimed at promoting the Trans-Siberian service and attracting additional cargo traffic to the TSR from/to Japan. The results of the annual CCTT business forums held jointly with TSIOAJ and the Trade mission of the Russian Federation in Japan with the support of the Ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism of Japan (MLIT) have received their logical development. In particular, starting in 2016, PJSC TransContainer, FESCO, Nissin Corp. carried out a pilot containerized shipment of goods, showing their commercial attractiveness in the background of the delivery of goods by sea and by air. The results of test shipments showed a reduction in transit time of cargo delivery from 53-62 days to 20-27 days, as well as savings of up to 40 percent.
In the second half of August this year, members of TSIOAJ and CCTT - Nissin Corp. and TG "FESCO" - within the framework of a special program of the Ministry of lands, infrastructure, transport and tourism of Japan (MLIT), another test container shipment of goods of the Japanese company "DyDO Drinco Inc." will be organized., in order to study the conditions of delivery of goods on the highway, the cost of transportation, administrative conditions (customs procedures, import-export), the expected delivery time, etc. In October 2018, the second shipment of Hitachi Construction Machinery cargo by the same companies on the Trans-Siberian route is planned.
The implementation of the project will allow to work out the issues of possible optimization of services in terms of their terms, cost and technology in relation to the volume of cargo and the frequency of their departure from Japan.