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Latvian business circles are interested in the service “Transsiberian for seven days”
Member of the Board of LDz Cargo Ltd (subsidiary of Latvian Railway) Mr. Kaspars Gerhards during the round table "Possibilities of economic cooperation between Latvia and the Primorsky Region" stated that Latvian business circles are interested in the Transsib service in seven days offered by Russian Railways.
Mr. Gerhards recalled that back in the 70s of the last century, two largest container terminals were built on the territory of the USSR: in the port of Vostochny and in Riga on the Baltic. Traffic flows between them passed not only along the sea route, but also with the help of the railway - along the Trans-Siberian Railway.
In turn, Sergey Balalaev, deputy head of the Far Eastern territorial center for corporate transport services, noted in his speech that the ports of the Far East today demonstrate an explosive growth in cargo turnover. In the first half of this year, the number of transit container trains exceeded 400, the total number was 1600 trains with an increase of 50% compared to 2013. At the same time, within the framework of the Transsib project in seven days, 234 accelerated container trains were sent from the ports of Primorye in six months.
According to the representative of "LDz Cargo" LLC, the transportation of containerized cargo from the Asia-Pacific countries to Latvia by sea can take about two months, while the use of the Transsib project in seven days on the land route will significantly reduce the total transit time.
"Such cooperation with Russian Railways will allow us to provide optimal and competitive solutions for the transportation of containers that are noticeable to cargo owners," said Mr. Gerhards, member of the board of LDz Cargo LLC.
The Transsib project in seven days is a complex of technological measures to ensure high-speed delivery of containers from the Far Eastern ports to the western borders of Russia. The speed of the container train is 1100 km / day. In the long-term plans for 2015, the distance to Brest will be covered in 7 days.