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Container Transportation by Rail

Container Transportation by Rail

Services

Railway 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.
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.
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 transportation is the core segment of our business. This entails providing flatcars, at the time and place requested by a customer, for loading and transporting rail containers to the requested destination.

Once we load containers onto our flatcars and make the necessary 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.
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.
freight
 forwarding arrangements to initiate the shipment, Russian Railways, acting as the infrastructure services provider, implements movement of our flatcars through its rail infrastructure using its freight trains.

When the destination is reached and the rail 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.
container
 is offloaded, we either load the A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
 at that location or arrange transportation of the empty flatcar (and/or 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.
container
) to a location where another train container shipment would originate. 

We provide rail container transportation both as a standalone service and also as part of an integrated logistics solution, typically combined with last mile delivery, terminal handling and 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.
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.
freight
 forwarding services.

Block-trains

Block Trains

Flatcars with containers may be transported either in mixed-cargo trains or in block-trains. Mixed-cargo trains typically stop at many transshipment stations along the route for attachment and detachment of railcars, which significantly increases delivery time. In contrast, 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.
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.
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 block-trains are run on a predetermined A schedule is the basis of a smooth train journey. It unites the operations of all railway
departments on which freight and passenger deliveries depend. Schedules are used in all countries of the world in which freight trains operate and are created with the help of computers, which are used to control schedule fulfilment.
A schedule is the basis of a smooth train journey. It unites the operations of all railway
departments on which freight and passenger deliveries depend. Schedules are used in all countries of the world in which freight trains operate and are created with the help of computers, which are used to control schedule fulfilment.
schedule
.

Fleet Management

Our large fleet of flatcars generates a high volume of rail 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.
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.
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 traffic, which allows us to capture a significant market share of the container transportation business in Russia and ensure availability of containers and flatcars at any point of the wide-gauge railway system, resulting in high quality and reliable services. 

We have the largest fleet of specialised container flatcars in Russia, which represents approximately 59 percent of all specialised container A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
 fleets in Russian. We have developed a unique system to manage our large flatcar fleet enabling us to efficiently service over 300,000 routes throughout Russia and abroad. 

Our IT system is connected to the informational infrastructure of Russian Railways, helping address day-to-day operational issues and improve the efficiency of 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.
container
transportation, including identifying and avoiding route bottlenecks, delays or other operational problems.

Regulation

As the market leader in railway 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.
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.
container
 transportation in Russia, we are subject to certain restrictions. Specifically, we are required by law to provide our flatcars for transportation of containers on a first-come, first-served basis, subject only to a customer’s ability to pay for our services.

However, there are no regulatory restrictions to our pricing policy which is based only on free market principles. As any other rail A legal entity or individual entrepreneur owning wagons and containers, or possessing them on any other basis, that participates, pursuant to a contract with a carrier, in the carriage process using the aforementioned cars and containers.
A legal entity or individual entrepreneur owning wagons and containers, or possessing them on any other basis, that participates, pursuant to a contract with a carrier, in the carriage process using the aforementioned cars and containers.
operator
 in Russia, we are also subject to the industry regulation.

Operational Efficiency

The efficient operation of our A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
 and 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.
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.
container
 fleet is essential to the success of our business. We measure the efficiency of our railway container transportation operations by turnover and an For containers - transporting an empty container on a flatcar, for flatcars – a flatcar run without container(s) or any non-container cargo.
For containers - transporting an empty container on a flatcar, for flatcars – a flatcar run without container(s) or any non-container cargo.
empty run
 ratio, both are measured separately for flatcars and containers. We are focused on continuously improving our operational efficiency metrics.

Fleet turnover

Turnover is the average time in days between two consecutive loaded trips of a A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
 or 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.
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.
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. The use of block-trains improves turnover as rail containers reach their destination faster than they do on mixed-cargo trains. Russian Railways, as a provider of the railway infrastructure and locomotive service, controls the speed with which a train runs.

Turnover also depends on our efficiency in managing empty runs and downtime of our flatcars and containers at terminals. To reduce downtime, we invest in increasing the throughput capacity at our busiest terminals. 

We also reduce downtime of our flatcars and containers by developing our IT systems by better synchronising our terminal handling and transportation services.

Empty Runs

An For containers - transporting an empty container on a flatcar, for flatcars – a flatcar run without container(s) or any non-container cargo.
For containers - transporting an empty container on a flatcar, for flatcars – a flatcar run without container(s) or any non-container cargo.
empty run
 for a A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
 is the interval it runs without carrying a 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.
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.
container
, and for a container, when it runs empty. 

Empty runs reduce our profit margins because we pay for infrastructure, locomotive traction and other services provided by third parties (such as Russian Railways.) We optimise our empty runs of our A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
 and rail container fleet by matching customer orders for a particular destination with shipment orders from (or close to) that destination.

This matching of routes and destinations is facilitated by our information systems and simplified by having a large fleet of flatcars and containers, a nationwide network of sales outlets and a large and diverse customer base. 

We focus our marketing efforts on finding container cargo in the direction of our empty runs, and offer price incentives to customers to attract greater 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.
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.
freight
 volumes in those directions.

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