HONG KONG, Apr 19 (GCTL) - Two subsidiaries of Russian Railways, TransContainer and RZD Logistics, has launched express container trains across Russia to increase competitiveness of rail container traffic.
The faster container trains on a route between Yekaterinburg and St Petersburg will offer reliable shipping service to Urals-based exporters, said RZD Logistics director general Pavel Sokolov of a route which has the capability of linking Berlin with Beijing.
The test journey in September 2011 took 68 hours and covered a distance of 2,300 kilometres leaving Yekaterinburg at 1620 hrs, arriving in St Petersburg at 1220 hrs. The immediate aim is to cater to demand between Russia and the Baltic states in 2011.
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