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Jun 22, 2018

Russian Railways introduces discounts of up to 12.8% for transportation of large-capacity containers

In order to attract additional volumes of freight, the management of Russian Railways has decided to establish reduction coefficients for tariffs on the transportation of loaded large-capacity universal containers that are part of the following container trains:

  • for transportation from the stations owned by Far Eastern Railways: Artyom-Primorsky-I, Vanino, Vladivostok, Vladivostok (Perevalochny = Transshipment), Vladivostok (export) Gaydamak, Gaydamak (export), Krasnaya Rechka, Cape Churkin, Cape Churkin (Perevalochny = Transshipment), Cape Churkin (export), Nakhodka, Nakhodka (export), Nakhodka-Vostochnaya (Nakhodka-East), Nakhodka-Vostochnaya (Nakhoda-East Perevalochny = Transshipment), Nakhodka-Vostochnaya (Nakhoda-East export), Pervaya Rechka, Rybniki, Rybniki (export), Sovetskaya Gavan-City, Sovetskaya Gavan-Sortirovochnaya (Sorting Yard), Yglovaya, Yglovaya (Perevalochny = Transshipment), Yglovaya (export), Ygolnaya, Ygolnaya (export), Ussuriysk and Khabarovsk-II with destinations at Russian railway stations
    • reduction coefficient of94 (discount 6%);
  • for import shipments across the land border crossings at Zabaikalsk (export) on Zabaikalskaya Railways and Naushki (export) on East Siberian Railways
    • reduction coefficient of 0.872 (12.8% discount);
  • for export shipments across the land border crossings Zabaikalsk (export) on Zabaikalskaya Railways and Naushki (export) on East-Siberian Railways
    • reduction coefficient of 0.928 (discount 7.2%);
  • domestic Russian transportation of up to 2,000 km inclusive (excluding transportation from the stations of Far Eastern Railways listed above)
    • reduction coefficient of 0.937 (6.3% discount).

The discounts will apply from 3 July to 31 December 2018.

Since 2013, Russian Railways has had the right to vary the cost of freight transportation services within the tariff corridor defined by the state regulator.

The Company is currently considering the issues of changing the level of tariffs within the tariff corridor in accordance with incoming requests from users of rail transport services, subject to strictly regulated conditions, and with an assessment of the economic effectiveness of their implementation for Russian Railways.