New train via eastern-most border crossing Russia-China

This week the first container train from Liaoning province (China) arrives in the brand new terminal and logistics center ‘Beliy Rast’ in Moscow Region. The train used the border-crossing point Suifenhe/Grodekovo, which is on the east coast of China near the port of Vladivostok. It is the start of a new regular service.

The rail freight service is provided by FESCO transport group. The train departed on 1 September, and the total travel time is about 14 days. The service is scheduled twice a month, with a planned cargo capacity of 200 TEUs per month.

Suifenhe/Grodekovo border crossing

Grodekovo/Suifenhe border

FESCO has been operating on the routes going through the Grodekovo/Suifenhe border-crossing point since 2016, developing intermodal transportation services along the Primorye-1 international transport corridor.

In 2018, FESCO organised a container train from Hamburg to Zhengzhou through the crossing point. In 2019, services were launched from Krasnoyarsk to Beijing and from the Khabarovsk Territory to Heilongjiang province. A train for expedited delivery of cars from Heilongjiang province to Belgium was launched.

Beliy Rast

The terminal and logistics center ‘Beliy Rast’ is a joint venture of RZD JSC and Port Liaoning Group of companies. The first regular container train from China arrived at the terminal on July 29. The complex includes a container-piggyback terminal with a processing capacity of up to 275,000 TEU per year, a complex of universal distribution warehouses, and an inert-cargo terminal.

The terminal has three loading and unloading railway tracks with a length of 1050 m and a container-storage warehouse with a design capacity of 3,100 TEU. An infrastructure of intraterminal roads and a parking lot for trucks was built and it has a building to accommodate employees of the TLC and customs infrastructure.

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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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