Extension of the Range of Transport and Logistics Services
In 2018, TransContainer’s Moscow Branch launched a regular train following the route Moscow – Yakutsk via the Berkakit Station of the Far Eastern Railway with departure once a week. This service allowed cargo delivery to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in the shortest possible time.
In the reporting year, TransContainer’s Northern Branch organised export traffic of the Plywood cargo and therefore launched a regular train between Kostroma and Novaya-Avtovo (exp.) and further for export. This service provided for faster cargo delivery and brought in additional transportation volume for PJSC TransContainer.
The Ustyansky Timber Industry Complex LLC (the Arkhangelsk Region) started up production of the Pellets cargo and selected TransContainer as a product transportation organisation. On 6 August 2018, the October Railway organised and launched the first container train following the route Kostylevo – Ust-Luga. From now on, container trains depart regularly, in particular, 4–5 container trains per month.
In 2018, the Company actively promoted its services in China. For that purpose, a subsidiary – Transcontainer Freight Forwarding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established. Freight forwarding services contracts were signed with main logistics platforms consolidating the freight volumes in the eastern, southern and central provinces of China. TCFF’s container trains regularly depart from Yiwu, Changsha, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chungking and other cities going via Zabaikalsk and Zamin-Uud border-crossing points in Russia and Belarus. TCFF also organised shipment of sawn timber products from Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Lesosibirsk, and Novosibirsk to China. Moreover, contracts were signed with Chinese service subcontractors on the provision of railroad and road transportation services, container storage services, harbour services, etc.
In 2018, TCFF transportation volume totalled 12,922 TEUs, thus, TransContainer’s adjusted revenue amounted to RUB 444,190 mln. The basic routes are those for import transportation from China. In October 2018, two transit container trains went from Chengdu to Hamburg via Mongolia. Currently, the expansion of transit transportation is being worked out.