Information published on 27 February 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 334.

Russian Railways Logistics starts vehicle delivery from China to Russia

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Russian Railways Logistics has started transporting GW Wingle 5 produced by Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM) from China to Russia. The first 48 pickups were forwarded to Gzhel, Russia by railroad in the specialised wagons. The project traffic volume is to amount to 400 cars a month.

Due to the high requirements for the service quality the loading of Russian wagons was carried out in China. To implement this technology Transbaikal Railway and Chita Customs developed a special operating procedure. This technology will increase the amount of cargo transported in the specialised wagons on the Zabaikalsk-Manchuria route. In the future this service may be carried out in Zabaikalsk, Russia, depending on the technical capacity.

In the framework of the current project e-document flow optimisation technology developed by Transport Development Group will be tested. In the long-term perspective the international network on exchanging information on transport logistics, customs clearance and other related issues will be created on the basis of this technology.

Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM) is a China’s leading SUV and pickup manufacturer and privately owned enterprise. It has over 30 subsidiaries with more than 48,000 employees. Currently, the products range covers three main categories of Haval SUV, Great Wall PC and Wingle Pickup. Based on the Baoding and Tianjin production bases GWM has already reached the production capability of 800,000 vehicles and components as well as the independent matching capacity of core components such as engine and transmission, etc.

(Source: RZD Logistics)