RZD Holding organises accelerated freight delivery from Beijing to Moscow in freight
wagon of passenger train
The first shipment within the framework of the memorandum on the organisation of
high-speed cross-border rail freight between China – Russia - Europe departed
at 18:00 Moscow time on 21 July from Beijing Passenger Station and is due to arrive
at Yaroslavsky railway station in Moscow at 18:30 on 27 July.
The cargo will therefore be delivered by rail from Beijing to Moscow in just 6
The consignment consists of LED lamps and stationery traded by electronic commerce
and is being transported in a postal baggage car as part of a passenger train.
The service was organised by RZD-Logistics within the framework of the RZD Express
Russian Railways and the Chinese Railways Corporation concluded a memorandum signed
by the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov and the Managing
Director of the Chinese Railways Corporation Lu Dunfu on 8 June 2018.
The two company heads were en route from Beijing to Tianjin on a high-speed train
in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The parties agreed to undertake the joint development of, in particular, the market
for the transport of goods in traditional trade, logistics services for retail cross-border
electronic commerce and express-delivery services between China – Russia - Europe.
As operators responsible for the implementation of specific projects under the
memorandum, Chinese Railways have appointed the company China Railway Express and
Russian Railways RZD Logistics with the services of the Federal Passenger Company,
a subsidiary of Russian Railways.