Russian Railways tests Trans-Siberian multimodal freight delivery route from Japan to Russia

Russian Railways has started to carry out a number of multimodal test shipments from Japan to Russia along the Trans-Siberian Railway. In an attempt to increase the supply of Japanese goods into Russia, the project was implemented by Japan’s Ministry of Transport in an agreement with Russian Railways.

The first test shipment dispatched a 40 ft container by direct freight from the port of Kobe in Japan to the port of Vostochny in Russia’s Primorsky Krai. From there, the container was shipped on an accelerated container train as part of the project “Trans-Sib in 7 days.”

The container was then transported by rail to Vorsino station in Russia’s Kaluga region, from where it will be delivered by road to the consignee’s warehouse in the city of Khimki following the customs clearance procedure.

The delivery by rail is being carried out jointly with PJSC TransContainer and has an approximate travel time of 14 days.

The next test shipment from Japan to Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway, is scheduled for August 31, 2018 where a 20 ft container will be dispatched from the port of Yokohama to Silikatnaya station via the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok.

Source: Russian Railways