21 October 2015
New block train service from China to Moscow’s MANP
MANP Terminal near Moscow, part of the GCS Group,
has begun handling a new block train service
bringing chemicals/chemical products from Urumqi in
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
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
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.
The captions read:
"Cargo being handled at the MANP
terminal near Moscow"
"Maxim Tyomkin, Manager of MANP
Global Container Service
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
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
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.