Agroexpress brings Russian food products to Chinese market

RZD Logistics and the Chongqing-based platform company YuXinOu established Agroexpress, a specialised railway service for delivering Russian food products to China. They plan to conduct a series of shipments from Russia to Chongqing by the end of the year. In addition, the Chinese company has created a specialised trading division, YuXinOu Logistics, to take a direct part in the sale of Russian goods in China.

The two parties signed the cooperation agreement at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The document was signed by the general director of RZD Logistics JSC Viacheslav Valentik and the general director of YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics Co., Ltd Chi Dan.

Temperature-controlled

Among the proposed goods to be shipped are those that require transportation in compliance with temperature and veterinary control, such as flour, butter, meat and dairy products. “This is a huge market, including Russian agricultural products”, said Dan. “I am sure that the Russian food items delivered to Chongqing by the fast Agroexpresses will be very popular among consumers in Chongqing and surrounding cities.”

Valentik added: “YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics once launched the first transit train within the framework of the “One Belt – One Road” initiative from Chongqing to Duisburg. We are pleased to see that our long-standing and reliable partner has joined our promising project for the development of international logistics and intends to actively support the growth of food shipments from Russia to China.”

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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