Transportation of Pacific seafood by accelerated trains nearly doubles in 7 months of 2017
OJSC Russian Railways continues to increase the volume of transportation of Pacific seafood by accelerated trains.
Since the beginning of this year, 96 accelerated refrigerated trains loaded with Pacific seafood with a total weight of 179,600 tons have been dispatched from the stations of the Far Eastern Railway.
That compares well with the same period last year, when 54 accelerated convoys carrying approximately 95,400 tons of fish were dispatched.
Accelerated refrigerated trains are formed at the stations of Cape Churkin and Ugolnaya, where wagons from other stations in Primorsky Territory are consolidated.
These trains take about 10 days to reach Russia's central regions, which is especially important in conditions of limited refrigerating capacities at the locations where the freight is formed.
In January-July, 2017, a total of 331,600 tons of fish were dispatched from the stations of Russia's Far Eastern Railways.