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Unconventional approach is required amid high load on the eastern polygon

PJSC TransContainer launches import cargo transportation in open railway wagons from Vostochny Port to Novosibirsk and then to Moscow due to congestion of the Eastern Polygon, the company writes in its Telegram channel.

‚ÄúContainers from the sea terminal are delivered to the rear terminal for accumulation and then loaded into open top rail cars. Damping elements are used when fixing containers to ensure cargo protection,” the statement says.

The first batch has been sent to the terminal at Kleshchikha station from where it will be transported to Elektrougli station. The transit time between Nakhodka and Moscow is 13 days.

In the future, the company will send trains with containers in open railcars three times a week.

“Technologically, this decision is inferior to transport by flatbed trucks, but it will use all the opportunities available in the market in the interest of customers, unloading ports in the Far East and facilitating the shipment of containers amid the deficit of flatbed trucks,” the company says.

After Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd and other liner operators left Russia, the country’s logistics turned east. Experts say that 14 out of 20 lines that pulled out of Russia accounted for 70% of the cargo flow in the northwestern ports of Russia.

PJSC TransContainer is among the largest intermodal container operators in Eurasia. Its fleet numbers around 113,000 containers of over 167,000 TEU and over 42,000 flatbed trucks. The company owns 40 railway terminals in Russia and operates a further three terminals through its subsidiaries and joint stock companies. TransContainer owns 58.51% of Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO), whose fleet includes 13 ice-class vessels. Delo Group is the sole shareholder in the company.

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