RCL-RUS shifts newspaper to the rails for the very first time

Together with TransContainer and OOCL Logistics (Russia) Limited, Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS is now transporting newspaper from Karelia to China by rail instead of by sea for the very first time.

Up to now, newspapers from Karelia Pulp LLC, the largest exporter of newsprint in Russia, have always been exported by sea. However, due to the current disruptions to transit times, the Russian manufacturer has shifted its exports to the railways for the very first time.

62 containers with a total weight of around 1.6 thousand tonnes were sent from Nigozero station in Karelia to Chongqing in China on a journey of more than 7,000 kilometres.

From Russia to China

Another four to five block trains are scheduled to cross the border at Zabaikalsk / Mandschurei and Zamyn-Uud / Erlian and travel on to Chongqing, Xi'an, Jinan und Shanghai. TransContainer is providing the wagon material and acting as operator in Russian territory. Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS and OOCL Logistics are acting as forwarders in China.