The link between the sea freight passage connecting Vietnam and Vladivostok in Russia and a Vladivostok-Moscow rail course has been recently inaugurated, media reported.
The connection utilizes a digital security mechanism, which enables customers and related agencies to track goods being transported on the route in real-time and allows for the implementation of customs clearance of goods even at the last stop in Moscow.
Oleg Belozerov, chairman of the board of directors of state-owned Russian Railways (RZD), told the media that an important element of transportation is saving time, and connecting the two routes helps reduce time and administrative procedures when transporting goods from Vietnam to western Russia.
Arkady Korostelev, president of Russia’s Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO) told media that in a short time after establishing a direct sea freight route from Vladivostok to Vietnam and vice versa, FESCO has transported 5,000 containers back and forth between the two countries.
The connection of the sea route with the Vladivostok-Moscow rail route will contribute to further strengthening import-export cooperation between Russia and Vietnam, according to Vietnamese consul general in Vladivostok Nguyen Dang Hien.