500th container train in 2016

Moscow, 23rd of July. From the beginning of the year, United Transport and Logistics Company (JSC UTLC) dispatched 500 container trains from China to Europe and in the opposite direction. A jubilee 500th train in 2016 was dispatched on July 23 from Chongqing to Duisburg. It consisted of fifty 40' containers.


Container trains of JSC UTLC running on the 1520 gauge along the route Dostyk / Altynkol - Brest - Dostyk / Altynkol overcome distance of 5,430 km in 5.5 days according to the "without borders" technology, thanks to the unified customs agreement and the public through rate.
Railway transportation of JSC UTLC was initiated in February 2015, when the first container train had been dispatched. Since the launch of the integrated service, more than 90 thousand TEU containers had been transported. Given the growth dynamics to date, the shipping schedule is implemented on average 25 times a week. Travelling speed of each train is on average 990 km per day.
If during 2015, JSC UTLC dispatched 47 thousand TEU, by the end of 2016 it is planned to dispatch more than 85 thousand TEU. Thus, for one and a half year of operation of JSC UTLC, traffic volumes increased by almost twofold.