Within the frame of CCTT Working groups’ activity, general meetings, meetings with heads of the leading forwarding companies and the international transport associations constant monitoring of functioning of the Transsib transport corridor is performed.
At the present day as part of CCTT with no time intervening, and also at working meetings the questions connected with staging of block container trains "Baltic-transit", «Ostwind», «Kazakhstan vector», and also questions connected with possible organization of transit container trains via Russia’s railways, including new routes: China - Poland, China - Germany, Afghanistan – France and etc. are solving.
With a view of increasing freight transportation volume as a part of the organized container trains railway, shipping and forwarding companies and other involved companies - members of the CCTT spend work on:
Container train operation arranged on the route Nakhodka-Vostochnaya – Almaty. Operators: JSC ‘DVTG’, JSC ‘TransContainer’.
‘Baltic Transit’ container train operation established for transporting cargo from the USA and Europe via the Baltic ports to Central Asia. Operator: TIS Ltd. (since 2008 – FESCO Integrated Transport, FIT). Project manager: Latvian Railways.
As part of Russian-Lithuanian cooperation agreement on the ‘2K’ project (Kaliningrad and Klaipeda ports) operation of the ‘Mercury’ container train is arranged on the route Kaliningrad/Klaipeda – Moscow.
Transportation of ‘Daewoo’ car components is arranged via Port Vostochny to the car assembly plant in Assake (Uzbekistan). Operators: ‘UNICO Logistics Ltd.’ and JSC ‘TransContainer’.
‘Isuzu’ truck components transportation is arranged via Port Archangelsk to Ulyanovsk with F.E.Trans as the operator, as well as SUV components from Beijing to the assembly plant in Ulyanovsk, with the operator being JSC ‘Eurosib-TB’.
‘Volkswagen’ components transportation is arranged from Brest to the assembly plant in Kaluga. Operators: JSC ‘TransContainer’, Schenker Automotive RailNet GmbH.
Regular container service is introduced on the route Vostochny - Novosibirsk (FESCO Siberian Shuttle). Operator: FESCO Integrated Transport ( FIT).
A joint service is introduced by ‘Hupac Intermodal’ and ‘Russian Troika’ for container transportation between the Slawkow railway terminal in Poland and the ‘Vostoktrans’ railway terminal in Moscow. Further it became possible to extend the routings from Moscow to the east, including Far-Eastern ports of Russia (Vladivostok, Nakhodka), thus scaling this service to the Transsiberian mainline.
Container transportation of ‘Fiat’ car components from Italy to Russia is arranged based on a new delivery scheme: from Fiat warehouses in Villanova d’Asti and in Mozzagrogna via the Dobra terminal to the Tikhonovo station and the SOLLERS-Elabuga assembly plant. Delivery time is 9 days. Operator: JSC ‘TransContainer’.
Since 2011 the uniform payment procedure for transit freight transportation tariffs irrespective of directions of transportations is implemented on the Russian railways.
Decrease in level of base rates for container transportations in rail cars in the general fleet from China through Kazakh Dostyk border crossing to European countries via the Iletsk-Krasnoe route has made 10 %.
For containers transported by private rail cars base rates are lowered to 35 %, which corresponds practically to level of previously exceptional rates for container transportations as a part of container trains.
Since July 15th, 2011 a fix rate of 1890 rubles for customs declaration of goods related to customs procedure of customs transit on portside stations and boundary transitions is set.
The joint project of and PANTOS of LG plasma displays delivery project from South Korea to Poland is realized.
«Slavyanskiy Express» container train has started to run via Slavkov - Bryansk route (Railway operators of a train are: Russkaya Troyka and LISKI, participants of the project: Hupac Intermodal, FESCO, UZ, LHS).
Since May 1st, 2012 rate for transit freight traffic in containers as a part of container trains from Europe to China on routes of Ukrainian border crossing with the European countries, Brest border crossing – Zabaikalsk border crossing are down by 33%.
Since July, 1st, 2012 the rate for freight transportation in containers through Far East ports of Russia to Uzbekistan are down for 11 % due to an achievement of transportation volumes of 12 thousand loaded TEUs, as it is prescribed by the Tariff policy.
A Chongqing -Duisburg route container train (project of: JV YuXinOu Logistics Co Ltd (Chongqing), (Transport Holding of Chongqing (CQCT), the Chinese railway company on the international combined transportations (CRIMT), RZD Logistics, Schenker China Ltd. and JSC Kaztransservice) has started to run.
«Nakhodka Vostochnaya – Sergeli» for spare car parts transportation for GM - Uzbekistan (General Motors Uzbekistan) is organized (by JSC TransContainer).
« Nakhodka Vostochnaya - Kustanai» container train for spare car parts transportation for SsangYong Motor Company cars from South Korea to Kazakhstan in transit through territory of Russia is organized (by JSC TransContainer).
Zabaykalsk – Ulyanovsk (BAW). The container train service is in operation since November 2012. The route is used to transport BAW car assembly sets from China (Tianjin) to Russia (Ulyanovsk) via the Manchuria/Zabaykalsk border crossing. The project was started by Swift Multimodal Rus by means of a forwarding agreement.
Nakhodka-Vostochnaya – Ulugbek. The project was launched in June 2013. The route is used to transports assembly sets of Isuzu microbuses to the SamAvto assembly plant in Uzbekistan. The operator of the service is TransContainer.
Bratsk – Zabaykalsk. The container service was launched in December 2013 to carry pulp to China. Operator: TransContainer OAO.
Sbornaya Ugolnaya – Kleshchikha. The project was launched in April 2013 to transport detergents, utilizing TransContainer-owned rolling stock.
SPB tov. Vit. – Kleshchikha. The service launched by TransContainer in June 2013 carries consumer goods.
Perm – St. Petersburg. The first 57 standard wagon long train departed from the Blochnaya station of the Sverdlovsk railway to the Avtovo station of Oktyabrskaya railway end 2013. Now the service is operated by TransContainer OAO on a regular basis and carries various types of cargo.
Zabaykalsk – Kuntsevo-2. In June 2014 because of lack of cargo volumes for full-length trains, an irregular consolidated train train service was launched on the Zabaykalsk – Kuntsevo-2 route to carry IRITO car components and Colgate products.
Gorky Avtozavod – Togliatti – St. Petersburg service was launched in June 2014.
Nakhodka-Vostochnaya – Nukus. The container service was launched in March 2014 to deliver equipment to a gas chemical facility in Uzbekistan (UGHK) from Korea through Russia and Kazakhstan. The service is operated by TransContainer OAO and FESCO.
Moskva tov. Paveletskaya – Bazaikha. The service, operated by TransContainer, OAO was launched in February 2014. It delivers consumer goods.
The new FELB service on the Trans-Siberian route is a container train from Suzhou (large industrial center in southeast China) in the direction to Warsaw, Hamburg and Duisburg (Germany). Shipments from China and Europe are organized weekly.
United Transport and Logistics Company JSC (UTLC JSC, a subsidiary of JSC Russian Railways) organized a shipment of a container train from the port of Yingkou (PRC) to Moscow In September of 2015. The project was implemented within the framework of the agreements reflected in the memorandum of cooperation between JSC Russian Railways and the Yingkou Port group of companies.
As part of the project “Transsib for 7 days,” the transport product “Baikal Shuttle” was developed specifically for Japanese shippers, which connects Japanese ports with the ports of the Far East of the Russian Federation for transportation to Moscow according to a fixed schedule. The term of transportation is 13 days from the port of Yingkou to Moscow and 17 days to Minsk.
The implementation of a new joint project of Russian Railways, PJSC TransContainer, Chinese Railways, Container Corporation of Chinese Railways and Dalian Port on the transport of Samsung goods in the container train from Dalian to Kaluga region through the border crossing Zabaykalsk has begun.
SNCF launched the running of a new container train on the route Wuhan (China) - Lyon (France). The introduction of regular service of container trains on this route is scheduled for 2017.
New services of UTLC JSC for filling the East-West transit corridor has been presented: U WEST and U EAST. UTLC JSC is the first integration business project that combines the transit potential of three railways in the East-West corridor.
The perimeter of the "UTLC" JSC activity is the organization of container transportation “turnkey” along the base route Dostyk / Altynkol-Brest-Dostyk / Altynkol as part of container trains, which runs along the railways of Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus.
JSC "Russian Railways Logistics" presented the service "Russian Railways Express" for the transport of small and consolidated shipments of goods and initiated a project for the transport of postal transportation by rail as part of container trains.
A new accelerated container train was launched on the Changchun-Yekaterinburg route In 2017, which runs from China through Zabaikalsk. PJSC TransContainer optimazied logistic processes and attract freight flows from alternative types of transport and routes. Cargo in Changchun comes from the ports of Ningbo, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao. Transit time in transit is 12 days.
Sinotrans Corporation has implemented the following container container shuttle services running:
Lanzhou (from Lanzhou to Almaty in Kazakhstan);
UTLC provides information on the advanced technology of the XL Train. Three pilot trains were sent using this technology in September of 2017.
In the context of increasing demand for transportation in China-Europe-China traffic in order to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of using the capacity of the infrastructure of the transit route on the railways of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, UTLC EPA JSC implements a new technology for sending long-distance container trains UTLC XL train (eXtra Long train) - a train with a length of 80 conditional flatcars consisting of forty-four 80-foot platforms.
AN experimental container train with a length of 91 conditional wagons was sent In October 2017, which included 50 long-base 80-foot fitting platforms. The train load was 100 units of 40-foot containers.