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21 October 2015


New block train service from China to Moscow's MANP terminal


MANP Terminal near Moscow, part of the GCS Group, has begun handling a new block train service bringing chemicals/chemical products from Urumqi in north-west China.


The trains, operated by Transcontainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, carry 41 x

40ft containers of products for plastic production. The route transits through

Kazakhstan and takes eight days.


MANP Terminal has its own Customs station, Lvovskiy, located on the site which ensures a more streamlined customs clearance process.


"Customers find this a real advantage because it avoids the time and costs of moving the cargo to another location for Customs inspection," explains Maxim Tyomkin, manager of MANP Terminal.


The terminal has a fully equipped container yard, bonded storage and warehouses for container stripping if required.  It also has a trucking fleet for on-carriage to end customers.


"We are very pleased that MANP has been chosen to handle this new service," says Mr Tyomkin. "It is currently operating a monthly frequency but there is a likelihood that this will increase as demand for the PVC product rises in this region."


GCS, one of the top ten container transport companies in Russia and the CIS, has invested heavily in the MANP terminal, 45 km south-east of Moscow, since it acquired the facility in 2006.


The terminal offers regular intermodal services to a range of destinations in inland Russia, including the most remote provinces and handles a weekly fixed day intermodal service from the port of Vostochniy in the Russian Pacific operated by sister company Ruscon. It also serves western Russian gateways of St.Petersburg and Novorossiysk





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Photographs can be downloaded from the Dunelm website


The captions read:     "Cargo being handled at the MANP terminal near Moscow"




"Maxim Tyomkin, Manager of MANP Terminal"




Global Container Service (GCS) has worked successfully in the Russian container market since 1995. Beginning as a liner agency, today it is among the top ten container transport companies in Russia and the CIS. GCS belongs to one of Russia's  largest  transport  holding  companies,  Delo,  which  also  owns  several terminal assets in the port of Novorossiysk.


The GCS Group consists of seven companies in various fields of container shipping including agency, logistics and terminal operations. It is active in all of the major container ports and provinces of Russia, as well as in neighbouring CIS countries and overseas.


The group has ambitious plans to continue to expand its existing companies and to add  new ones  in  order  to  meet  the  growing  demand  for  professional  transport services in Russia, the CIS and further afield.


GCS has announced a strategic target of doubling its container throughput and tripling revenue over the next five years. This will be achieved through consolidation of its vertically-integrated systems to enable seamless delivery of containers to any destination in Russia and worldwide. GCS relies on its 1,200+ staff and close partnerships with leading Russian and international transport companies to help it meets its targets.




Ruscon, the multimodal subsidiary of GCS, is one of the leading transport operators in the Russian container industry. Its experienced team of approx. 900 people in 11 offices throughout Russia and CIS handles over 200,000 TEU a year.


Based on a combination of GCS-owned facilities and cooperation with leading international and Russian logistics providers, Ruscon manages cross-border and cross-continent   product   flows   to   and   from Russia.   The   company   provides comprehensive supply chain solutions by arranging ocean freight, deliveries by truck and train, terminal handling, storage and forwarding.




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Thursday 22 October, 2015