Maersk launches intermodal service in Russia

Maersk, Ruscon and Transcontainer have joined forces in launching an intermodal container service between the seaport of Novorossiysk and Vorsino dry port outside Moscow. 

Maersk’s offer of intermodal solutions for the Russian market is expanding, with the new container service launched in April, connecting the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea with the dry port Vorsino near Moscow (Kaluga region). 


The new service is offered by Maersk jointly with Russian partners Ruscon group and Transcontainer JSC and offers a reliable solution for containers arriving to Novorossiysk on Maersk’s ocean services and destined for customers in Moscow and neighbouring regions. 


At destination, customers can then choose between an end-to-end solution, where containers are delivered by Maersk directly to their premises, and self-pickup from Vorsino inland container terminal.


Zsolt Katona, managing director of Maersk in Eastern Europe, commented: “With this solution, we want to meet the needs of our customers located in the Russian capital area with a product that brings their cargo closer to their warehouses, production facilities or shops. We offer them the flexibility of picking up their cargo on their own, or using a door-to-door option, based on their preference”


The service was launched in test mode already in January 2020, and since then has been structured with a weekly frequency, as originally planned. Transit time from Novorossiysk port to destination is 50 hours. The train is dispatched from the Novorossiysk terminal every Thursday at 5 am and reaches Vorsino on Saturdays at 7 am.

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