First container train dispatched by Primorje-1 transit corridor
The first transit container train running by the international transport corridor Primorje-1 has been dispatched today, 30 September 2016, from the border railway station Grodekovo, says press center of Russian Railways OJSC. Primorje-1 links Chinese province Heilongjiang with the ports of the Primorsk Territory.
The train numbers 62 forty-foot containers (124 TEUs) with sawn timber. Large capacity containers will be delivered to port Vostochny in 2 days and then will be transported by sea to the ports of Shanghai and Huangpu.
Earlier, transit containers were transport by this route in small batches. 282 TEUs were delivered to Primorye ports in 2015. In the 8-month period of 2016, 714 TEUs were delivered to the port of Vladivostok and 156 TEUs – to port Vostochny.
Chinese partners count on regular shipments by Primorje-1 route – two container trains per week – one to Nakhodka and one to Vladivostok. According to the forecasts, 500,000 t of cargo can be transported in 2017 with over RUB 50 mln of additional income.
The second transit container train will be dispatched to Vladivostok in the nearest time.