Occupying a strategic position at the crossroads of transit flows and possessing a developed transport and logistics facilities, the Republic of Azerbaijan keeps a sensible and liable approach towards fulfilling the tasks that arise from the need to ensure freight traffic between East and West, North and South. And despite the situation that has arisen as a result of the negative influence of restrictive measures taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the freight traffic continues to be provided without delay to ensure sustainable trade and economic ties between the countries.
New industrial and practical journal “Transport Technician: Education and Practice” (according to the FGBU DPO “UMC ZDT”)
The Federal State Budgetary Establishment of Continuing Professional Education “Training and Methodological Center for Education in Railway Transport” (‘UMC ZDT’) has been preparing to start publishing the quarterly scientific and practical journal “Transport Technician: Education and Practice” designed to be used in training personnel for the transport Industry. Its first issue is due to be released in June 2020.
A train from China to Germany with anti-epidemic protection means (according to the press service of RZD OJSC)
The first train from Wuhan (Hubei Province, China) since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic marked the restoration of Wuhan-Duisburg regular container service on the China-Europe route.
A record-long container train has crossed Latvia in transit from China (according to the information of LDZ SJSC)
Regardless of the negative impact of COVID-19 on economic processes in global markets, LDz continues to provide regular freight transportation, including by long trains from Asia to Europe. Operation of such extra-long trains in the territory of Latvia has become possible thanks to a cooperation project with the Russian Railways OJSC, launched in recent months, as well as the high quality of LDz infrastructure.
187 new long-distance night coaches with air disinfection systems have been supplied onto the Russian Railways network (according to the press service of RZD OJSC)
In order to update the fleet of long-distance coaches of the Federal Passenger Company JSC (FPC, a subsidiary of the Russian Railways OJSC and an OSJD observer), 187 new coaches were delivered onto the Russian Railways network in the first quarter of 2020, which would replace the outdated rolling stock. Of these, 150 coaches represent single-decker two-coach strings (compartment and open-plan) and 37 coaches are double-decker compartment wagons (including coaches with seats for the disabled persons and dining cars).
A new train connection from China to Austria is on its way (according to the information of FELB and Sinotrans Limited)
On 1 April 2020 a train originating from Shenyang in the east of China arrived in Enns (Austria) for the first time. It is the next phase in the successful cooperation between the Far East Land Bridge Ltd. (FELB( and Sinotrans Ltd., which has already led to many connections on the New Silk Road.
A train from China to Poland: first time without transshipment at the border (according to the PKP LHS LLC)
A container train from China loaded with 45 40-foot containers arrived at the Hrubieszów LHS station in Poland on 5 January 2020 – for the first time without transshipment at the border.
RZD Holding to help build a railway line in Mongolia
On 3 December 2019, the acting Director General of the “RZD International” LLC, Sergey Stolyarov, and Head of the “Ulan-Bator Railway” JSC, Damdinsuren Jigjidnyamaa, signed a contract in Moscow for the provision of technical consulting services for the construction of the new railway line Tavan- Tolgoi - Zuunbayan in Mongolia. The document was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, and the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Ukhnaa Khurelsukh.
90% of goods are delivered in containers by rail from China to EU via Poland (according to the press service of PKP LHS)
The participants in the III-rd Railway Economic Forum, held in Krakow (Poland) on 10 September 2019, noted that an increasing number of transport companies and freight forwarders are showing their interest in carrying containers from Asia to Europe by rail. This was stated in the speeches of the representatives of government bodies, railways, freight forwarders, consignors and consignees from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Ukraine, as well as the OSJD Committee.
The first container train from Turkmenistan to China proceeded through Kazakhstan (according to the press service of “KTZ NC” JSC)
On October 24, the first container train departed from the station of Kelif (Turkmenistan) for China, which transited through the territory of Kazakhstan following the route Kelif - Serkhetyak - Bolashak - Altynkol - Khorgos - Qingdao.