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Russian Railways takes measures to expedite the delivery of fish from the Far East
To saturate the domestic market with Pacific fish, Russian Railways is taking additional measures to expedite its delivery to the European part of the country. According to the branch newspaper of railway workers "Gudok", the head of the Far Eastern Mainline Mikhail Zaichenko spoke about this at the IX International Fishermen Congress held in Vladivostok.
“For seven months of 2014, 79 thousand tons of fish were dispatched only in“ cold ”refrigerated trains (all loading of seafood at the Far Eastern Railroad for this period amounted to 335,2 thousand tons. - Ed.), Which is three times more than for the same period of 2013, - said Mikhail Zaichenko. "So far, the potential of these transportation is used by shippers only by 6%."
“In order to make transportation services more attractive for customers, the company made a decision on the formation of the technology of seafood shipments according to the schedule of movement of the Transsib container service for 7 days.” The refrigeration train, which includes reflexes, thermoses, insulated containers, will run at passenger speed and deliver seafood from Vladivostok to Moscow in a week. In addition, the possibility of including specialized rolling stock with fish in accelerated container routes is being studied, ”writes“ Beep ”.
The share of Far Eastern seafood accounts for 84% of all fish transported by rail. In general, the capabilities of the industry infrastructure make it possible to transport annually to the west with 1,4 graphic routes of million tons of fresh-frozen seafood, the newspaper notes.