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Sep 20, 2017

RZD Holding launches regular container train from Chengdu in China to Vorsino

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RZD Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, has launched a regular container train from Chengdu in China to Vorsino in Russia’s Kaluga Oblast.

A train carrying imported goods from China on 19 September 2017 departed to meet another train loaded with export freight from Russia.

The train consisted of 41 large-capacity 40-foot containers containing machinery and crockery and will proceed to the Freight Village Vorsino terminal in Kaluga Oblast. At the border crossing Zamyn - Uud (Mongolia) it will meet the export train which departed from Vorsino on 13 September 2017.

To minimise the delivery time and take into account the change of track gauge at the border of Mongolian and Chinese Railways, the containers will be promptly reloaded from one train to the other.

This procedure will exclude empty wagons - loaded wagons will travel in both directions. One train is expected to arrive in Vorsino on 2 October 2017, the other in Chengdu on 26 September 2017.

This first import dispatch marks the start of the regular export-import "circular" route between Vorsino – Chengdu – Vorsino with a departure timetable every two weeks.

The route was launched within the framework of the Russian Export Center (REC) project to support non-primary exports from Russia to China.

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