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September 2016

CDiRS launches the first rail service China-Netherlands

CDiRS launches the first rail service China-NetherlandsThe first rail shuttle between China and the Netherlands has been launched. The service was launched by the Chinese rail operator CDiRS in June, and now the Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam-Express is in full operation, the Port of Rotterdam Authority said in a media release. At the moment, this is a weekly service, however, the ambition of CDiRS and its Dutch partner, RailPortbrabant, part of the GVT Group, is to run the service five times a week as of late next year.

The Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam-Express reaches its destination ‘door-to-door’ in 15 days and crosses Kazakhstan and Moscow. Chengdu offers railway connections to Chinese cities, such as Shanghai, Ningbo, Wuhan, Yiwu, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Nanning and Kunming, as well as to Vietnam and South Korea. “Cargo from China is often shipped by sea, short sea, from the port of Rotterdam to the UK, Scandinavia and Portugal,” said Roland Verbraak, General Manager at GVT Group of Logistics.

PortNews

Russian seaports’ eight-month throughput rises 5.7% to 468.5 million tonnes

Russian seaports' eight-month throughput rises 5.7% to 468.5 million tonnesIn January-August 2016 Russian ports handled 468.5 million tones of cargo, which represents a 5.7-percent growth on the same period of 2015, Rosmorrechflot said.

The increase was driven primarily by a 9% and 3% gain in dry bulk and liquid bulk segments to 218.3 million and 250.2 million tonnes, accordingly.

Freight throughput at the sea ports of the Arctic basin was 30 mln t (+ 28.3%) including 17.5  mln t of dry cargo (+ 9%) and 12.5 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+ 71%).

Cargo handling at sea ports of the Baltic Sea reached 155.2 mln t (+ 2.1%) including 58.26 mln t of dry cargo (+ 1%) and 97 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+ 3%).

Freight traffic at the sea ports of the Azov-Black Sea basin totaled 157.9 mln t (+ 4.7%) including 67.6 mln t of dry cargo (+ 12%) and 90.3 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (- 0.3%).

However, the seaports of the Caspian basin handled 3.7 mln t (- 19.6 %) including 1.8 mln t of dry cargo (- 14%) and 1.9 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (- 24.2%).

Handling of outbound, inbound and transit cargo at the seaports of the Far Eastern basin rose to 121.5 mln t (+ 8.1%) including 73.1 mln t of dry cargo (+ 14%) and 48.4 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+ 1%).

PortNews

There was first container train dispatch on route of the Big Port of St. Petersburg – Vorsino station

There was first container train dispatch on route of the Big Port of St. Petersburg – Vorsino stationThe 3th of September, 2016 the «AVELANA FORWARDING» LLC company together with the “Port Express” company provided the first container train dispatch from the station Avtovo (Container terminal Saint-Petersburg) to Vorsino station (multimodal transport & logistics center of federal format “Freight Village Vorsino”). Forty-six 40’ loaded containers were transported. Remarkable fact is that the transportation was carried out in the customs transit regime, upon arrival of a container train at the Vorsino station, containers were placed in a zone of the customs control of customs posts Obninsk, Kaluga Customs (WTS “CCF North” LLC), which is a part of the Multimodal Complex Freight Village Vorsino.

Transit time amounted to 42 hours.

The current economic situation requires a search for additional solutions, one of which is the new routes of container trains. We are sure that the direction of sending container trains from the Big Port of St. Petersburg in Vorsino will develop, as it answers the purpose of goods moving under customs transit and of the cleared cargo. Get more detailed information of container trains directions via the phone +7 (812) 320-39-50 or by writing to us info@avelana.ru.

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