From December 8, Ukrzaliznytsia introduces a new convention – for the transportation of all goods to China from the CIS and Baltic countries through three border crossings between the Russian Federation and the PRC.

 railway transit to China

This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to UZ.

The UZ report notes that the restriction applies to cargo bound for China via the Russian stations Zabaikalsk, Grodekovo and Naushki.

Note that from November 30 and December 1, China closed the railway border crossings with the Russian Federation Grodekovo-Suifenkhe and Zabaikalsk-Manchuria.

The decision was made within the framework of “anticovid” measures.

Also, since December 1, the PRC closed the Zamin-Uud-Erlian crossing on the border with Mongolia, effectively stopping the freight railway communication with the Russian Federation by another transboundary corridor through the Russian-Mongolian border crossing at Naushki.

An exception was made only for container trains. The timing of the resumption of movement is unknown.

The same applies to the UZ convention.

As previously reported, UZ has banned the dispatch of its rolling stock to the Baltic and CIS countries; from January 1, 2022, the restriction will also apply to Poland.

And from November 30, it banned the transit of goods and wagons to Poland, from December 6 – to Slovakia, Austria and the Czech Republic. Also in December, UZ will introduce two more conventions.

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