SERVICES

Russian Railways eyes shorter transit times between Japan and Europe

Moscow - Russian Railways plans to significantly reduce transit times between Japan and Europe to generate increased volumes out of the east Asian nation.

Moscow - Russian Railways plans to significantly reduce transit times between Japan and Europe to generate increased volumes out of the east Asian nation. Westbound container traffic out of Japan increased by almost 11% last year and with transit times already down to 19 days, the carrier is looking to make further reductions, with a target of 11 to 14 days. Russian Railways general director Oleg Belozyorov said: “We’re offering new services and features and, in order to attract Japanese shippers, we are shortening the delivery time.” Working alongside Japan’s ministry of transport, the carrier has initiated pilot services showcasing reduced processing times, with the first test launching yesterday, bound for Vladivostok from Poland.
(read more)

Pressed for time?

Get the best news of the week in your inbox

Subscribe ››