VSC Tests Circular Shipments On Primorye 1 Transport Corridor.
LLC Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company has tested a new circular route in Primorye 1, the international transport corridor serving cargo flow from Northern China to Asia Pacific.
Since the beginning of July, VSC has sent the first two test container trains to Grodetkovo Station (the Russian-Chinese border crossing Grodetkovo-Suifenhe). As part of the new circular route, a train carrying empty containers departs from VSC, then in Grodetkovo the empty containers are replaced with laden containers with Chinese cargo that return to VSC for handling and further shipment to ports in Southern China. The route takes about two days and offers much better logistics for Chinese consignors. As vessel batches are accumulated, VSC loads the containers onto vessels and ships them to China.
Primorye 1 transport corridor services the cargo flow from northern regions of China. The cargo is shipped in transit through the border crossing points in Russia’s Primorye Region and subsequently shipped by sea to southern China and Asia-Pacific countries. The corridor was organized as part of an international program to develop the Tumannaya River basin (by Russia, China, Mongolia, and South Korea). Primorye 1 runs from the border railway station Suifenhe to the container terminal of LLC Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Vostochny Port. The length of the route is about 500 km from Chinese shipping centers, whereas an alternative route through the Chinese Dalian port is about 1,300 km. The corridor also includes the Ussuriysk-Pogranichny-State Border motorway.
Both test shipments were supported by two independent forwarding companies – LLC Alfa Transit and LLC PORTMAY – that are VSC’s partners for Primorye 1 ITC.
Alexander Dudko, Managing Director of LLC Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company, said: “The logistics of cargo shipments from the northern regions to the southern regions of China through the terminal of LLC Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company is attractive for shippers due to high speed of delivery, improved operations and quality of service at the terminal and is of interest to a broad range of participants of the transportation and logistics process in the Primorye Region and the Chinese People’s Republic.”
Vostochnaya Stevedore Company is one of the biggest container terminals in the Russian Far East. VSC is part of the Global Ports Group. VSC operates in the premises of the Vostochny Port. The total capacity of VSC is 650,000 TEUs per annum. The terminal is the starting point of the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
For more information please see: vscport.ru.
Global Ports Investments PLC is the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market1. Global Ports’ terminals are located in the Baltic and Far East Basins, key regions for Russian cargo flows. Global Ports operates five container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, First Container Terminal, Moby Dik and Ust-Luga Container Terminal in the port of Saint Petersburg and Ust Luga port cluster, Vostochnaya Stevedore Company in the Vostochny Port) and two container terminals in Finland and logistics facilities Yanino and Logistika-Terminal near Saint Petersburg. The Group includes Vopak E.O.S., a petroleum terminal in Estonia. Global Ports is developing as a strategic partnership of N Trans Group and APM Terminals, a company of A.P.Moller-Maersk A/S group.
For more information please see: globalports.com.
1. By cargo turnover in 2015, ASOP data.