A containertrain on the 'Nord-Süd-Strecke' in Germany

DB Cargo and RZD Logistics start container service China-Europe

RZD Logistics and DB Cargo AG will start a joint multimodal container service on the markets of China and Europe. CEO Viacheslav Valentik of RZD Logistics and CEO Uwe Leuschner signed an agreement at the International Exhibition for Transport and Logistics Services and Technologies in Moscow.

The agreement oversees the organization of multimodal service of cargo expedited delivery across the route China – ports of Kaliningrad region – terminals of Europe and in the opposite direction.

Container trains

RZD Logistics will be responsible for the formation of container trains going from border points with China to the ports of Kaliningrad region. DB Cargo AG will organize the transportation of containers across the route Kaliningrad region – port Rostock (Germany) and will also provide the terminal processing of container cargo, including their further delivery across the European terminal system.

At the first stage of cooperation the parties will evaluate the possibility of expedited delivery of container cargo across the route China – Mongolia – port Baltiysk – port Rostock – terminals of Germany.

Logistics solution

“Cooperation with the German company DB Cargo AG will help us to develop and offer the market a new perspective logistics solution. Working through the North-West sea gates will allow us to diversify transit cargo traffic. At the moment we expect the potential traffic across the jointly developed route to be not less than 100.000 TEU per year”, commented Valentik after the ceremony.

Author: Marieke van Gompel

Marieke van Gompel is editor of RailFreight.com and chief editor of the ProMedia Group online magazines.

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