Russian Railways delivers electric cars to Sochi
Russian Railways Logistics recently organized the carriage of Mitsubishi electric cars by rail from Moscow to the Olympic city Sochi in record time of less than two days. Extreme weather conditions in southern Russia, namely a sharp temperature drop and heavy snowfall, caused traffic jams on federal highways, and prevented the goods from being hauled by road. The Olympic cargo was therefore sent by the more reliable railway, and arrived on time, thanks to the coordinated actions of Russian Railways Holding subsidiaries and divisions.
In 2012 JSC Russian Railways Logistics organized the transport of 3.3 million t of cargo, a sharp rise compared to 1.5 million t in 2011. (ben)