Trans Eurasia Logistics extends network
At the beginning of January, Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL) took over transport services for the “Ostwind” container block trains which run between Germany and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The company has established a common operations platform with IRS InterRail Services, a Transinvest Group St. Gallen company. IRS previously marketed this service via a joint venture with ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA. Shareholders voted to place ICF in liquidation at the end of November 2010 and some of its transport services have since been taken over by other companies.
Thanks to TEL’s involvement with “Ostwind”, there will be no interruption to the service provided to customers. Containers can be sent from twelve container terminals throughout Germany directly to Berlin-Großbeeren. The service is also available from Antwerp and Rotterdam. Trains run at least twice a week from the Berlin-Großbeeren freight terminal to the CIS and Mongolia. Within the CIS, destinations served include Moscow, Baku in Azerbaijan and Vladivostok. The range of services also includes direct TEL container trains between Duisburg and Moscow. The transport route runs via Frankfurt (Oder)– Malaszewicze/Brest–Bekasovo to the CIS countries. The Moscow-Vladivostok Trans-Siberian route is the main transport route to the Far East, Mongolia and China.
Trans Eurasia Logistics was founded in 2008 by Deutsche Bahn AG and Russian Railways (RZD), as well as their partners Polzug, Kombiverkehr and Transcontainer. The joint venture headquartered in Berlin specializes in logistics services for container transport between Western Europe and Russia. TEL provides through services from Germany to Russia via the operators Polzug and Kombiverkehr. Shuttle trains from Germany’s economic centers are combined into block trains which regularly run to Moscow.
As well as core transport services, delivery services are also provided for pre- and onward carriage, as well as tracking and tracing and customs clearance. In the long-term, there are also plans to develop additional services such as storage at terminals.
TEL expands services for rail transports between Europe and the CIS
Rail network expanded as of January 1, 2011
Until now we have offered transport services from locations in Duisburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp and you can already take advantage of gateway connections via Duisburg. We have now expanded our range of services and our rail network so you can also use our services at terminals in Mannheim, Leipzig, Basel, Munich, Nuremberg, Kornwestheim, Frankfurt am Main, Ulm and Großbeeren.
Moscovite: New scheduled train from Duisburg to Moscow via Brest
Rail transports to Moscow Kuntsevo 2 –
transports of customs bonded goods in Moscow
We have succeeded in working out a temporary arrangement for the onward carriage of customs bonded goods by roadfor the Moscow Kuntsevo 2 rail terminal. This temporary solution shall apply until the customs union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has been fully implemented in practice. We are therefore able to temporarily make an exception to the regulation in force since May 1, 2010, which prohibits any and all onward carriage by road of customs bonded goods for rail transports to Moscow.