First fully digital transit between Asia and Europe
A pilot intermodal consignment of containers was recently dispatched from the Chinese port of Ningbo to Kolyadichi in Belarus via the Russian port of Vladivostok and transitting across the Russian Federation.
The shipment was organised by Russian Railways in cooperation with Belarusian Railways and Fesco. It is the first Asia – Europe transit container shipment in Russia to be processed entirely in digital format, RZD said.
A direct effect of the new technology was a four-day reduction in the time required for cargo clearance by using only electronic shipping documents and transit declarations and carrying out all cooperation with the customs authorities digitally. (ben)