RZD Logistics expanded the geography of routes via Eastern branch of INSTC
MOSCOW : JSC RZD Logistics organized the first export container shipment via Eastern route of the International North-South Transport Corridor from Selyatino railway station in Moscow region. The launch of this additional route marks the next step in the development of a new regular railway service, which already functions along the Eastern branch of INSTC, with trains departing on a monthly basis from Chekhov railway station in Moscow region.
Containers with Russian oral care products, roofing tile and wooden furniture are going through the territory of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, where they will be loaded on vessels for further transportation to final destinations in India and UAE.
Selyatino, being a large agricultural hub with highly-developed infrastructure, opens new perspectives for transportation via INSTC. Using this station as a new departure point of Eastern route makes it possible to expand cargo base by agricultural products and other temperature-sensitive goods, which require transportation in specialized rolling stock – refrigerated containers.
“Agrohub “Selyatino” has proved to be a reliable and effective platform for the enhancement of export from Moscow region and in reverse direction. We have been successfully cooperating with this terminal for several years in the framework of Agroexpress project on the route Russia-China-Russia. We have no doubts regarding the perspectives of a new route via INSTC because of the increasing role of this corridor, as well as high demand for export and import transportation of agricultural products”, – noted CEO of RZD Logistics Dmitriy Murev.
“The work of “Agrohub “Selyatino” has already resulted in the significant increase of Russian agricultural products’ shipments to China and other Asian countries. This year the terminal is expected to export more than 200 thousand tons of goods. The geography of shipments will also be expanded”, – said Deputy Head of Moscow region government Georgiy Filimonov. He added that Selyatino has very convenient logistics, which cuts the time of products’ delivery and allows regional producers to present their products on foreign counters.