In February this year Ruscon in cooperation with TransContainer, both parts of Delo Group, have organized a block train to deliver 62 40’ units laden with over 1,600 tons of flax from Kurgan in Russia to Tianjin in China.
The train is routed via the border crossing of Grodekovo on the Russia – China border and is the first block train from Kurgan.
Ruscon as the main organizer of transportation provided a full range of forwarding services, including “the first mile” and supervision in China. The railways service in Russia was organized by TransContainer.
According to Andrey Chernyshev, Senior Vice-President of Ruscon, the local customers in Kurgan region have demonstrated their interest in containerized shipments, so the company is mulling the launch of block trains on this route on a permanent basis.