New container transit route tested in Kaliningrad region

14 / 11 / 19


The Kaliningrad subdivision of the Russian Railways together with JSC "UTLC ERA" and the port of Mukran (Germany) is implementing a new multimodal project - the delivery of goods under a single transportation document CIM / SMGS as part of container trains with China-Europe-China communication.

The first test train follows the route Xi'an - Kaliningrad - Hamburg. It consists of 42 forty-foot containers (84 TEU) with consumer goods, automotive parts and computer equipment.

On November 11, at the container terminal in Baltiysk, containers were loaded from 1520 mm gauge platforms onto feeder vessels that deliver goods to Germany - to the Mukran / Sassnitz railway port terminal, where they will be loaded onto 1435 mm gauge cars.

It is planned to organize multimodal transportation on a single CIM / SMGS consignment note on an ongoing basis.

Cargo was delivered from Hsinchu station (China) to the port of Baltiysk in 8.5 days, and the total transit time on the route in both directions will not exceed 14 days.



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