China began agricultural deliveries from the north to the south via Russia’s ports


A container train loaded with 484 MT of soybeans harvested in the province of Heilongjiang, the northeastern part of China, set off to the Vostochny port (Primorsky region) via the border city of Suifenhe. Then the cargo is to be delivered to Shanghai by sea.

Heilongjiang supplies agricultural products to the south of the country through Russia for the first time, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The newly opened transit route allows not only saving the time for delivery of agricultural products from the north to the south, but also reducing costs. Freight delivery by the Suifenhe - Vostochny - Shanghai route takes about 15 days.

Heilongjiang, located in the northeastern border area of China, is known as the nation’s breadbasket, therefore local transport agencies often face problems resulting from transport capacity shortage. 29 MMT of corn is annually supplied from Heilongjiang to other regions of the country.



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