A full container train with paper products went from Russia to India along the eastern branch of the “North-South” international corridor, reports “RZD Logistics”.
For the transportation of 53 40-foot containers with newsprint, 32 80-foot flatcars owned by the container operator “RZD Business Active” were provided.
The train will follow the eastern branch of the ITC “North-South” through the territory of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran to the port of Chennai in India.
According to Andrey Kochkin, Deputy Head of the International Transportation Department of “RZD Business Active”, JSC, negotiations are underway to increase shipments on the eastern route through Sarakhs to India and Iran within the framework of the project.
Let us note that from January 1, 2023, Russian railways will have a 20% discount on export and import transportation of loaded containers through the Russian-Kazakh border stations when passing through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.