General Manager China Area TRANS EURASIA LOGISTICS
Topic: Fruit and Vegetable Rail Transportation from China to Russia
Trans Eurasia International Logistics Ltd. is a professional service provider for transport solutions on rail with the focus on China (via China), Russia and Central Asia. We bundle competences and long lasting experience with well established partnerships and achieve reliable transport solutions. We connect various transport modes and other optional services along with the individual requirements of our customers.
Fruit transportation by refrigeration is called CHEP Car. Technically, a working locomotive could have four refrigeration locomotives. The temperature in CHEP Car can be modified between -20 to 20 based on the requirements from different fruits and vegetables. Each truck could load 30t to 50t depending on the weight of fruits and vegetables. The most economical shipments are between 150t to 200t based on these years of experience and estimates. For suppliers, if you use CHEP Car, what you need do is to make the domestic assembly. Then TRANS EURASIA LOGISTICS could send trucks to pick up and shipped to the port. After customs declaration, inspection and quarantine procedures, it will be shipped to Uud port for facelift.
Another reason to use CHEP Car is that the transport time is guaranteed, such as from Fujian to Moscow, it will take 16 days, including from Fujian to Erenhot (7 days), 2 days of inspection and quarantine, 7 days from Uud port to Moscow.
Currently, CHEP car transport mode has not extended to Europe, because it is not usual to transport fruits to European countries from China. Of course, we could also provide the service if the there is such business. It is worth to mention that the trains from Dalian port to Northeast inland, will be extended to Russia through Manzhouli port for goods delivery.
What is the difference between refrigerated CHEP Car and refrigerated containers?
CHEP Car is fixed on the train, not out of installation. Whereas, the containers could be listing.
How many lines to Russia? What about the radiation?
There are 4 lines namely through Manzhouli, Suifenhe, Erenhot, and Alashankou to Russia. After calculation, the most economic line is through Erenhot. What’s more, the local government will build refrigerator storage which can be used by the exporters and suppliers.
Is there railway transportation from Hong Kong to inland? Is it suitable for fresh fruits and vegetables?
There is no regular railway transportation from HK to Inland. It can be used trucks or refrigerated trucks from HK to Shenzhen which is cost-effective and convenient.
If transit through Mongolia, are the procedures complicated?
The Mongolia is neither the recipient nor the consignor. If you transit through Mongolia, you just meet the requirements of the railway documents.
Is it possible to transport fruits and vegetables to European countries?
Yes, it is. But there is no demand to transport fruits and vegetables to Europeans countries because the high standard for pesticide residues in Europe. Russia need more Chinese fruits last year is caused by the EU’s sanctions.
What is the most demands for fruits and vegetables from Russia?
Citrus, carrot, cabbage, green pepper, apple and pear.
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