Grain exporters began to transport products in Freight One’s open cars
As part of the development of its customer service, Freight One has proposed an alternative solution for the delivery of grain products to Russian shippers, after China has put a ban on accepting goods in covered cars to be unloaded manually. In January the operator delivered about 2 thousand tons of wheat in open railroad cars from the Amur Region to the Primorsky Territory to be subsequently shipped abroad.
“We traditionally deliver grain products, which mainly go abroad, in covered cars. But in November 2020, China introduced a ban on the loading into covered cars going in the direction of the PRC. The export of grain cargo and milling products in this direction by railroad is now virtually frozen. Many shippers are looking for alternative ways to deliver products to this country. For example, products are transported to port cargo terminals and then by sea. On our part, we do our best to ensure a smooth export of goods: we promptly redistribute the railroad car traffic, provide rolling stock in a timely manner and, together with our clients, are looking for effective solutions. For example, we have offered cargo owners of the Amur Region to use open cars to deliver grain products in big bags to ports. This way is convenient for the unloading of cargo – it is moved with the help of special equipment,” Valery Yakhimovich, Director of Freight One’s Irkutsk branch, commented.