A regular once per week rail container service has been launched by Global Ports, connecting its Ust-Luga Container Terminal with the Tascom terminal in Vorsino in the Kaluga Oblast, south of Moscow.
"The new railway route will enable the customers to choose a delivery method and will give them a number of advantages - stable rates valid for 1 calendar year, ability to ship any batches of cargo (as small as one container), including heavy containers up to 28 tons. The electronic document exchange facility is available for the new service and it is integrated within the Global Ports customer portal," the company underlined in a press release.
Global Ports also highlighted, "The new route is of interest to exporters as a method of receiving empty equipment for their export shipments. After unloading in Moscow, a customer may ship an empty container to the production site at a lower cost as compared to the cost of direct shipment from Saint Petersburg."
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