Users of "Freight Transportation" electronic platform ordered about 33,500 wagons
in 6 months
More than 1,400 users have registered on the Electronic Trading Platform Freight
Transportation (ETP FT) during the six months since it began commercial operations.
The platform’s clients booked about 33,500 wagons for transportation.
The Electronic Trading Platform "Freight Transport" was developed as part of the
"Digital Railway" programme and launched as a commercial operation on 24 March 2017.
The ETP FT is a unique freight transportation service that allows consignors to
order rolling stock transportation belonging to various owners from any point with
access to the Internet and to pay for the service from a single personal account or
by bank payment.
Orders can be placed for the transportation of freight using covered wagons, gondola
cars, cisterns and platforms.
The platform can handle orders for domestic transportation, that is only between
domestic stations in Russia which are open for freight operations, excluding port
and border stations.
Loading and unloading services and operations with containers and other freight
are available at common facilities, as well as freight warehousing services at public
and private places. Work is proceeding on the possibility of adding port and logistics
services to the platform.
In the near future, the platform’s users will be able to order an integrated
door-to-door service. Automated loading schemes may also be developed.
To enquire about the work of the ETP FT, clients can telephone the Unified Call
Centre of Russian Railways for Freight Transportation on 8-800-755-00-00 or write
to the Customer Support Service for Freight Transportation.