On January 31, Russian Post’s first block train with e-commerce goods from Japan arrived to Yekaterinburg in the Urals. The train delivered 24 containers that were first shipped by sea to VSC terminal in the port of Vostochny and then carried by rail.
The train traveled the distance of 7,653 km at a speed of 1,512 km a day, which is comparable to the speed of a passenger train.
The test shipment was in the framework of a memorandum on cooperation in the rail transportation segment signed between Russian Railways and Russian Post.
The partners intend to launch regular international and domestic train service to Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan and other cities where Russian Post has logistics centers.
The project is developed in cooperation with TransContainer and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company.