New container routes are developing on the October Railway
At the end of last year, a project was launched on the territory of the Oktyabrskaya Railway to send container trains with ore to new directions to the Zapolyarnaya and Avtovo stations. This year, the project is actively developing and in the future, by the end of 2020, it will make it possible to transport over 5.5 thousand TEU of loaded containers in the direction of these stations.
Focusing on the client’s needs, the volumes of containerized cargo transportation from the terminals of St. Petersburg to the terminals in the cities of Novosibirsk and Vladivostok were increased. In 2019, a lot of work was done: special lines of the schedule for container trains were developed, contracts for transportation, provision of loading and unloading operations, storage of containers, as well as execution of shipping documents were concluded. From December 2019 to the present, 16 container trains have already been dispatched under the project.
In total, in 2019, 436 thousand TEU of loaded containers were sent on the territory of the highway in the domestic traffic.