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Transit and international logistics

Common technological standards and a single information space, competitive tariffs and a coordinated approach to infrastructure development – these factors form a list of the principal advantages of the 1520 railway domain.

RZD provides regular transportation services to any existing destination in Europe, Asia and across all the territory of Russia. The company provides efficient door-to-door services, including express delivery and information support.

In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin the Company is working to ensure the conditions for a four-fold increase of railway transit containerized freight transportation volumes by 2024 in comparison to 2017, which would amount to 1.7 TEU in absolute terms.

In 2019 we transported 581.9 thousand TEU of transit freight – which is 28.9% more than the volume in 2018.

In order to attract additional freight onto the Russian railway network, the international department of the Company together with partners from the EU and Asia-Pacific Region are working on the following:

  • implementation of a septilateral Agreement between Russia, China, Mongolia, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan and Poland on expansion of cooperation for the organization of container trains on the China-EU destination;

  • implementation of an Agreement for electronic data interchange in partnership with China Railway Corporation;

  • development of the JSC United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Railway Alliance,

  • implementation of the Program for the establishment of the economic corridor Russia – Mongolia – China;

  • promotion of the "Transsib in 7 days" service on the international markets;

  • development of 4PL services of the RZD Holding Company, utilizing the competencies of the integrated logistics company GEFCO;

  • implementation of joint memoranda with partners from Azerbaijan and Turkey for the development of transport and logistics services;

  • development of international transport corridors within the framework of specialized organizations and working groups;

  • development of technologies for an end-to-end electronic data interchange within the framework of the INTERTRAN project;

  • expansion of the geography of application of the CIM/SMGS unified transportation consignment note;

  • coordination of interaction with foreign railway administrations on the issues of developing border crossing points;

  • implementation and promotion of new logistics services.

Key results 2019

In 2018 RZD was rated number one in the world by the International Energy Agency in terms of energy efficiency of freight transportation activities.

1st place



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