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22 Feb 2013

OJSC TransContainer launches container train from Saint-Petersburg to Elabuga

OJSC TransContainer along with the sea line MSC launches new Transportation equipment for shipping cargo via various means of transport. Containers are durable enough for repeated use and can be stacked. Containers are divided into medium-duty (three- and five-tonne), which conform to former Soviet Union standards and are still used for shipments in Russia and the CIS, and ISO (20- and 40-foot) containers, which are used for Russian and international shipments. The universal standard unit TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) was introduced to measure transport flow volumes.
train on the route Saint-Petersburg-Elabuga (Tikhonovo station at the Kuybishevskaya railway) for transportation of car components for Ford Sollers assembly plant. The train consists of the TransContainer’s flatcars with containers of MSC. First train with deemed length of 59 rail cars left the Atovo station of the Oktyabrskaya railway on 17 February 2013. Train running time is 4 days.

In March 2013 the Company plans to dispatch 7 trains on the route Saint-Petersburg-Elabuga and in April 2013 the frequency should reach 10 trains a month.

The dispatch of the A form of payment for sea transportation of cargo, or the use of a ship for a certain period of time. Freight payment is determined by the volume of cargo delivered to the destination
or by the volume of cargo loaded onto the ship.
in container trains allows to provide complex services to clients as well as guaranty safe delivery of the freight.


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