Ruscon and TransContainer, both subsidiaries of Russia’s major logistics player Delo Group, have launched a regular rail round-trip container service between Moscow and Kazakhstan.
The train operates between the rail station of Kresty in Moscow region, where Ruscon operates a container terminal, and the rail station of Zhety-Su in Almaty in Kazakhstan.
Ruscon provides freight forwarding, terminal handling at the terminal in Kresty and trucking services from Kresty, while TransContainer is responsible for rail transportation. Kazakhstan’s Atasu Logistics handles containers at Zhety-Su in Kazakhstan.
The service is designed to serve shippers and freight forwarders in Moscow region and in Kazakhstan and is expected to be competitive with road delivery.