Container Terminal Saint Petersburg (CTSP) handled the first container train as part of a new service for the delivery of goods from Yekaterinburg to St. Petersburg. The express service was organized by the logistics operator Universal Forwarder in conjunction with Freight One.
The container train consists of sixty two 20-foot containers laden with the products of the metallurgical industry. The containerized cargo arrived at CTSP from the Yekaterinburg-Tovarny station of the Sverdlovsk Railway in July and will then proceed to South America and Asia by seaborne transport.
The new express service makes it possible to deliver goods from the center of the Urals to St. Petersburg in a short time, bypassing off-dock terminals, switch yards and stops. The container train’s transit time is an average of 3-4 days.