Russian Export Center JSC (REC), FESCO Transportation Group (FESCO) and Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS have agreed to cooperate in export transportation of containerized cargo from Siberia to China. The cooperation agreement between the above parties was signed at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum.
Using the available experience and competence, REC, FESCO and Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS intend to develop technologies for the delivery of Russian-manufactured goods by regular container trains from Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk to China through railway land border crossings and the Commercial Port of Vladivostok (part of FESCO). FESCO and Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS will define transportation routes and provide container equipment, universal fitting platforms and access to terminals. In turn, REC will ensure the promotion of export services and attract cargo shippers.
"Russian Export Center widely participates in the development and scaling of railway export routes together with transport companies and operators. We’re observing the growth of interest from businesses as the new services allow saving time and money in comparison with sea transportation. The most diverse products are exported – from food and household chemicals to building materials and machine-building units. We have routes from Kaluga Region and Krasnodar region to China and we expect that the inclusion of Novosibirsk Region and Krasnoyarsk Krai in the project will increase the number of companies exporting non-primary goods to China", – said Andrey Slepnev, the General Director of REC.
"We already have services from Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk to China through Vladivostok. Last year we launched regular trains from Krasnoyarsk to Chengdu and XI'an through Kazakhstan and Mongolia. We expect that cooperation with REC and Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS will contribute to the optimization of logistics schemes and increase the volume of containerized cargo transportation," said Alexander Isurin, FESCO's President.
"Today, the development of Russia's export potential is the most important task for the growth of our country's economy and, in particular, for the entire transportation and logistics sector. I am sure that cooperation with FESCO and REC will enable us to increase the volume of Russian exports and reduce the import-export imbalance. The main product exported from Siberia to China is timber. Launching new services will allow us to enlarge the range of non-primary goods," said Alexander Baskakov, Director of Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS.