The products of the Vologda Timber Group went by train to Vladivostok and on to China

For the first time, a one-and-a-half-kilometer-long railroad train, loaded with products from Vologda enterprises of the timber industry, departed from Vologda for the Far East.

Railroaders at the marshalling station Losta combined two container trains, prepared for departure at Kharovskaya and Sukhona stations of the Vologda region of SZhD. The train, consisting of two – 31 fitting platforms, each carrying 62 eighty-foot containers, departed for Vladivostok on a specially developed schedule.

JSC “Group of companies “VLP” filled half of the container train. It was loaded with more than 2800 cubic meters of lumber produced by Kharovsklesprom Ltd.

Anatoly Scherbakov, Director of Sales and Logistics of roundwood of JSC “Vologodskiye Lesprom Group”:

"The geopolitical situation has forced us, together with our partner JSC "Russian Railways", to find new options for transport logistics, providing transportation by rail corridor from the West to the East. A special train will deliver lumber to Gaidamak station (Vladivostok) for further shipment to our customers by sea to China.

"Given the lack of throughput capacity of the Eastern polygon, there is only one line of the schedule per day for container trains departing from Kharovskaya and Sukhona stations to China. And if two trains are loaded in one day, then one had to wait for its turn for a whole day, which made it difficult to deliver the goods of Vologda timber producers to buyers in time", - said Svetlana Karulina, deputy head of the Northern Territorial Center of Corporate Transport Service.

It is assumed that two or three united container trains will be sent from the marshalling stations of the SZhD to the Eastern polygon every month.

Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group of Companies – dynamically developing Russian timber industry holding with a full cycle of logging and deep processing of wood, which ranks 11th in the top 50 largest timber companies in Russia by revenue and is recognized as the fastest growing company according to the magazine “Forest Industry” in 2020. It has 4 logging companies and 2 sawmills operating in 12 districts of the Vologda region.