The 1000th express container block-train from Western Europe on the route Brest-Zabaykalsk to the destination in China
On November 15, 2019, an anniversary container block-train was dispatched from Brest, following the Europe-China route through the Russian-Chinese Zabaykalsk / Manchuria border crossing point. This project is being implemented by PJSC TransContainer in collaboration with the Belarusian Railway and OJSC Russian Railways.
Train forwarding through the territory of the Republic of Belarus is carried out by the BTLC State Enterprise, the official forwarding agent of the Belarusian railway.
The 1000th train carries 71 forty-foot containers with automobile components of the BMW concern to the Shenyang Station (China), as well as equipment, car parts and other cargoes.
Since October, 2011 express container block-trains from Europe to China which follow the route Brest – Zabaikalsk have been transiting through the territory of the Republic of Belarus. Currently, the regularity of the service is, on average, 3-4 trains per week. Delivery time from the Polish-Belarusian to the Russian-Chinese border is 7-8 days.
Container block-trains pass Belorussian section of the II Pan-European Transport Corridor in less than 12 hours.
Currently, container block-trains are departing from 60 cities of China in the direction of 50 cities of 15 European countries.
In the period of January – October 2019, 269.6 thousand TEU containers were transited via the Belarusian Railway through the China – Europe – China rail link. This amounted to 103% compared to the same period in 2018.
The bulk of transit container transportations in the East – West – East traffic is carried out via the Brest railway junction.
The full range of services in the elaboration of routes and the organization of container cargo transportation is provided by BTLC State Enterprise.