Freight News, Rail
Russian railways tests fridge containers[ August 12, 2016 // Chris ]
Russian Railways’ JSC RZD logistics arm is testing a new temperature-control system for perishable goods from China to Russia.
The first refrigerated container train carrying fruit and vegetables left Dalian on 8 August and is expected to arrive at in Moscow railway in 18-20 days.
Containers are connected to a diesel-generator wagon to maintain the correct temperature.
RZD Logistics deputy sales director, Alexander Baskakov, said shipping of perishable goods in refrigerated containers by rail is a new technology in China.
Closer to home, logistics company John G Russell is to expand its use of refrigerated containers on the Anglo-Scottish rail route. More details in the Scotland report in the next printed issue of Freight Business Journal (FBJ 6 2016).
Tags: John G Russell, Russian railways, RZD