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22.07.2020   17:31

Russian Railways’ Holding dispatches test refcontainer with food from Nizhny Novgorod to China

Russian Railways has successfully carried out a trial shipment from Nizhny Novgorod to China of 20 tons of margarine in a 40-foot refrigerated container that maintained the necessary temperature regime en route.

The operator of the delivery in Russia was Russian Railways Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways.

The Company organised the delivery of the container by road for loading at the Nizhny Novgorod Oil and Fat Plant, performed the necessary procedures to coordinate the shipment and the registration of transport documents and provided a railway platform for the transportation.

Before dispatching the goods, the owner of the autonomous refrigerated container set the necessary temperature regime by remote control and tracking.

At Kostarikha station in Nizhny Novgorod, a cargo trailer was attached to a container train that was heading to Zabaikalsk station. Further delivery to the destination, to the Heihei import export company Hua Jin in the city of Harbin in China, was organised by the company HARBIN YET TECH&TRADE SHARE Co., LTD., which owns the refrigerated container.

In order to attract additional volumes of foreign trade shipments of goods with high added value which require special temperature regimes during delivery, Russian Railways had earlier decided to provide a discount of 20.4% on export shipments in refrigerated containers to China.

The discount runs from 20 June to 31 December 2020 and applies to cargoes in the second and third tariff classes that pass through the Zabaikalsk border transfer station, as well as Russian-Kazakhstan border stations and on to further border crossing with China at the Dostyk – Alashankou and Altynkol – Khorgos junctions.

The second tariff class includes goods such as fish, meat, vegetables, other food and industrial goods, while chemicals, prefabricated goods, machinery and equipment etc. fall into the category of third-class goods.