Railfreight.com reports that FESCO and Russian Railways (RZD) have signed an agreement to accelerate the delivery of cars and postal goods between Russia and China. The service will connect Moscow and Manzhouli in both directions, with a maximum expected delivery time of 5 days. The service is scheduled to operate twice per week.
The new joint service between the two parties is called RailJet, and it was signed on 1 June 2023. Dmitry Murev, CEO of RZD Logistics, explained that this new service could serve as an alternative to air freight, considering factors such as timeliness and cost balance. The current transit time from Manzhouli to Moscow is around 7-8 days, but with this new service, the time could be reduced by at least 25 per cent. The service will primarily be used for transporting cars and e-commerce products, highlighting the demand from the Russian market and the current Chinese trade policy.
More information via the news post on Railfreight.com.