Russian Railways Logistics Delivers Mainline Electric Locomotives from China to Belarus


Moscow, Russia, 3 December, 2012 – Russian Railways Logistics organized the delivery of two BCG-1, two-section mainline electric freight locomotives, from China to Belarus transiting through the territories of Kazakhstan and Russia, the route, which is known as a new Silk Road. The transit time from the Chinese Alashenkou to Belarusian Baranovichi station amounted to 12 days.

The delivery of the above-mentioned locomotives, produced by Datong Electric Locomotive Plant (China), was organized under the contract between Belarusian Railways and China National Machinery & Equipment Import&Export Corporation. BCG-1 mainline two-section electric locomotive has an increased capacity of 9600 kW and depending on the track profile and speed limit it is able to carry freight trains with total weight up to 9,000 tons.

This delivery demonstrated effective entry of RZDL into the market of integrated logistics solutions when transporting complex cargo by means of special equipment, conveyors, and ferries.

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ABOUT Russian Railways Logistics

JSC Russian Railways Logistics was founded in 2010 for the purpose of development of logistics business within “Russian Railways” Holding. In cooperation with Russian Railways subsidiaries and leading global transportation companies RZD logistics offers high-quality delivery solutions for its customers all over the world.

In 2011 RZD Logistics organized more than 1.5 mn tons of cargo delivery. Net profit of the company of amounted to RUB97.2 mn in 2011.

Russian Railways Logistics offers rail, road and sea-freight, intermodal transportation, storage and terminal handling, customs and insurance services, supply chain management.

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