Transportation of cargoes from Japan to Moscow on the TRANS-Siberian faster than normal way

© RIA Novosti / Gennady Chickenkiller post marking the end of the TRANS-Siberian railway in Vladivostok. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/05/14626a85b5de354dc2f92a73e0ad1fc9.jpg" alt="Transportation of cargoes from Japan to Moscow on the TRANS-Siberian faster than normal way” />© RIA Novosti / Gennady Shishkin

Transportation of cargoes from Japan to Moscow via the TRANS-Siberian railroad is three times faster than so-called «European routes», he said after the test carriage, the Secretary General of the Association of Transsiberian intermodal operators in Japan, Kazuhito Food business forum «New opportunities and prospects for the development of Euro-Asian freight transport» in the trade mission of Russia in Japan.

A test shipment from a Japanese port of Yokohama to Moscow were held to attract the attention of Japanese companies to this route. Usually for transportation of goods in the European part of Russia used the sea route via Europe, and then by rail. This route is approximately 55 days.

«Test shipment took place from port of Yokohama via Vostochny port and then by rail to Moscow. The cargo came from Yokohama on 28 November last year and December 5, ie a week arrived at an Eastern port. After completing the required registration on 9 December, the cargo was sent by rail and 18 December arrived at the station Vorsino of the Moscow railway. So, delivery took 20 days, which is three times less than on the European route at the same cost,» he said Kazuhito Food.

He stressed that after the publication of the results of the test carriage to the Association received many requests from Japanese companies, says the rising Japanese interest in the use of the Russian Railways for the transportation of goods.

International business-forum «New opportunities and prospects for the development of Euro-Asian freight traffic» like in the Russian trade mission in Japan. It was organized by the international Association «Coordinating Council on Transsiberian transportation (RTS)» and the Association of TRANS-Siberian intermodal operators Japan (TSIOAJ).

Among the participants of the Ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism of Japan, as well as representatives of transport and trading companies and organizations from Japan, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan.

In the forum participated the General Secretary of the coordinating Council on TRANS-Siberian transportation Gennady Bessonov, Russian trade representative in Japan Sergey Egorov, President of the Association of Transsiberian intermodal operators in Japan, the Deputy Chairman of the CCTT, Kenjiro Massoud.

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