Grain export in Freight One’s open cars gains momentum
In the context of China's restrictions on accepting Russian cargo, Freight One is developing an alternative way to deliver grain products in open cars. Since February the operator has started to load soybeans onto this type of rolling stock to deliver it from the Amur Region to the Primorsky Territory.
“Today shippers face difficulties when sending their products to China due to restrictions in the work of border checkpoints. Our task is to ensure smooth export of goods in these conditions. Since February, we have started transporting soybeans for our new client. The partner was interested in our proposal to use open cars for loading grain products in big bags (note: special bags for the transportation of bulk cargo). This logistic solution has turned out to be optimal for it. In February, Freight One transported 4 thousand tons of soybeans in railroad cars. During the next three months, the company is going to transport another 40 thousand tons of cargo,” Valery Yakhimovich, Director of Freight One’s Irkutsk branch, commented.
Previously the company transported its exported products by road, so it was important for the client to quickly understand specific features of railway logistics, interaction with the carrier and paperwork. Freight One took up a full support of the transportation, from the submission of the application to the delivery to the terminal station.
The cargo was shipped from Blagoveshchensk station of the Trans-Baikal Railway to Ugolnaya station of the Far Eastern Railway station and then by sea to China.