TransContainer has organized its first block train from St. Petersburg to China for sawn goods produced by Lesofond. The train carrying 90 TEU designated for Shenyang departed TransContainer’s Logistika Terminal in Shushary.
In future, the company intends to make the service regular. According to Dmitry Melnichuk, MD of the local TransContainer affiliate, export rail services have been increasingly popular in 2020.
The transit time from St. Petersburg to China makes 15-17 days compared to 35-40 days by deepsea liner service from North-Western Russian ports, while the tariffs are comparable, he explained.