Ruscon launches VW train service

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Russian container transport operator Ruscon has launched a new train service to supply the Volkswagen assembly plant in Nizhniy Novogorod.

The trains will carry 54 x 40 ft containers of the car manufacturer’s parts and leave Ust-Luga port to cross the Russian Baltic four times a week, taking two and a half days to reach destination, at Nizhniy Novogorod.

As part of the deal, Ruscon will use its own 80 ft flat cars, from its fleet of 224 new rail cars that the company invested in last year.

“The volumes are big enough and business is sufficiently regular to justify a dedicated operation,” said Andrey Naraevskiy, director liner and business development.

Ruscon is due to carry between 700 and 800 40 ft containers on the service each month.

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