Russia’s Largest Container Operator Forges Shanghai Ties

 12 Oct 2017 10.12am

PJCS TransContainer, Russia's biggest container operator, is expanding its operations in Shanghai to improve its container transport services to and from China — making its mark as the first Russian logistics company to register a subsidiary in the Shanghai Free Trade Area.

The TransContainer Freight Forwarding Shanghai Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, was established on October 10, 2017, to serve as the Russian company's headquarters in China and focus on port transportation.

The Port of Shanghai handled 37.13 million TEU in 2016, taking the lead among global container ports for seven consecutive years.

Learn about how the Port of Shanghai is located in one of China's most economically developed cities in the 'Shanghai Port: Yangtze Growth Strategy' technical paper by Ding Songbing, General Manager, Strategy and Research Department, Shanghai International Ports Group

PJSC TransContainer also announced that it signed a Memorandum of Strategic Cooperation with Cosco Shipping Lines, the world’s fourth-largest container shipper by vessel capacity, and Dalian Port (PDA).

PDA is the largest multi-purpose port in Northeast China serving the seaports in North Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Rim.

PJSC TransContainer, Cosco and PDA intend to develop a major international transport and logistics corridor linking the Asia-Pacific countries and Europe through the port and the land border crossing between China and Russia border, including in the integrated development of international multimodal rail and sea transport. 

Read more: Hyundai Merchant Marine, South Korea’s largest container carrier, is seeking to sail through Arctic Ocean routes north of Russia as early as 2020

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