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Телефон логистической компании Москва



Телефон логистической компании Москва

Railway transportation


Rail freight services provided by TransVIP guarantee that your cargo is delivered in time, in full integrity!

Rail transport was among the first modes of transportation that started to do gooding, providing our mankind not only with the possibility of travelling, but also of cargo transportation. Company TransVIP  has been delivering local and international rail freight services of different levels of complexity during around fifteen years, and this is the additional guarantor of quality of our work.


In what cases international rail freight will be suitable for you?

  • If it is necessary to make prompt, but at the same time not expensive transportation of the cargo. In contrast to the bumpy and overloaded highways, railway groundwork is in sufficiently good condition so that to provide a fast and safe delivery of cargo.
  • Delivery by rail is the only variant for transportation of large consignments. Let us say, if several tons of coal should be transported, it is more logical to freight a train than to try to transport solid fuel by other means.
  • Alignment and density of railway communication will be of use in cases when it is required to plan regular deliveries of cargo and strictly observe the terms.


For rail freight of cargoes of our clients we use:

  • Containers of different tonnage and capacity;
  • Flat platforms (flat trucks);
  • Hopper wagons, tank wagons.
  • International rail freight: benefits from TransVIP
  • For transportation we use only those containers and wagons that correspond to safety requirements and can secure the reliable delivery of cargo.
  • We have several elaborated routes through the Russian Federation, CIS and Europe. This gives us possibility to have no concerns about the speed and safety of cargo delivery.
  • At all stages starting from loading till unloading of the freight train the transportation process is constantly controlled. However it is worth mentioning that, unfortunately, we are limited by RZD (Russian Railways) in the issues of control and we cannot exclude the negative influence of the human factor and force-majeure.

Of course, international rail freight has its weak points, for example, the probability of damage of cargo during transshipment or haul of wagons. However, force-majeure situations of such kind are very rare, besides, any cargo is insured before shipment!


Paperwork for rail freight

One of the peculiarities of preparation of shipment of cargo by rail is collection of necessary documents, the exact list of these documents depends from the country of destination of the cargo. In most cases the procedure of international rail freight is regulated by rules of COTIF (Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail) compact.

For transportation through the territory of the Russian Federation the following documents are required: agreement between the shipper and RZD, cargo manifest, waybill. Please, contact our specialist and receive consulting over international freight.

If you are looking for the possibility to transport regularly the large consignments from one country to another and not to spend exorbitant price for it, please, use TransVIP and our rail freight services.


Please, call us and fill in the application form on our web-site right now so that to learn the cost and conditions of rail freight for your cargo as soon as possible. Calculation of rail freight cost takes 2 hours at most if you contact us by phone.




Interesting to know!

International railroad transportation in Russia originated a little later, than building of first railroads in 1837. Then the building of Tsarskoye Selo railroad started by the decree of emperor Nikolay I. Railroads in Russia were used only for transportation of passengers, in particular armies for a long time.

First of all the railroad is a political question, then a strategic one, and then already an economic.

Count S.U. Vitte used to tell that, he was one of the most influential ministers for all the history of Russia. The Trans-Siberian railway and also the Chinese-east railway on the territory next to China have been constructed at his governing. Naturally enough that at technologies of that time building of railroads was unprofitable. But it has not prevented the development of international railroad transportation as Russian empire had been interested in getting to new markets in Asian-Pacific region. Second half of the 19 century is usually considered as the origin period of international transportations..

Today international railroad transportations are very much in demand and popular among clients requiring a stable delivery of products without problems. The basic advantages of railroad cargoes transportation are:

  • High speed of surface transportation;
  • Accuracy of time and terms of cargoes delivery;
  • A rather small cost.

Among the disadvantages the following ones are worth mentioning:

  • Railroad transportation is first of all work with the slow Russian Railway which sometimes makes absurd demands;
  • Locomotive drivers and railroad employees who can spoil at trackside and overload.

Proceeding from the negative factors of railroad use for cargoes international transportations, it is extremely recommended to charge the organisation of transportation to a professional logistical company, such as TransVip. TransVip possesses the whole range of solutions on realisation of railroad transportation, has agreements on cooperation with Russian Railway.

It is also worth mentioning that Russian railroad is a little wider than European. It is even called like that "Russian track" and has a width of 1520 mm (5 foots). Russian track is extended on all post-Soviet territory. Europeans use a track which is a little narrower - 1435 mm. There is a version that the difference in a track has been made to prevent fast advancement of armies in case of war of USSR with European countries and vice versa. In any case the difference in a track essentially influences the realisation of international railroad transportation between Russia and the European countries.

Complexity arising from the fact is a necessity of either changes of train carts, or overloading of cargoes. The second is performed more often as Russian Railway is not engaged in transportation of cargoes across the European part of continent. In its turn it means that the logistical company should have arrangements not only with Russian Railway, but also with European private railway companies.

Presence of the logistical company expert at a place of cargo transfer is also very important, or otherwise cargo can be damaged by inaccurate railroad employees.

Mainly containers are used for railroad cargoes transportation. They can be of the following kinds:

  • 3-ton;
  • 5-ton;
  • 20-foot (Standard), standard;
  • 20-foot upgraded (Upgraded), of excess loading;
  • 20-foot OT (Open Top), with open/tented top;
  • 40-foot DC (Dry Container), standard;
  • 40-foot HC (High Cube), of excess capacity;
  • 40-foot OT (Open Top), with open/tented top.

The container type is selected depending on cargo type to be transported. Besides, cargoes can be also transported by railroad at the so-called flat platforms (flat track). Most of all it suits for machines transportation. They are quickly loaded at a platform and fixed.

If you need to make transportation of bulk cargoes it is possible to use special hopper cars for this purpose, and for railroad transportation of liquid cargoes - special tank cars. Only a professional logistical company is capable to select the necessary platform for transportation, to plan an itinerary, to make agreements with railroad authorities.

The most important thing is that while using services of professionals you actually save your money.

First, a large logistical company has discounts for railroad cargo transportation so their profit is being formed not at your expense, but at the expense of the railroad tariffs.

Secondly, you save much time and insure yourself against the risks connected to cargo railroad transportation. A typical example is damage of the container during railroad transportation. In that case, a customer should arrive to a place of breakage and check the cargo reloading. Addressing to a specialised logistical company, you receive a guarantee for absence of problems with delivery of cargoes by railroad.

Our services

Customs clearance

  • Organization of customs processing of medical cargoes;
  • Organization of customs processing of (import and export) cargoes;
  • Assistance in the development of foreign trade contracts;
  • Representation of your interests at Customs bodies.


  • Cargo delivery from any place of the world to any region of Russia;
  • Processing of various goods groups export and delivery of cargoes from Russia to any country;
  • Completing of package cargoes of any size starting from one pallet to a container at European terminals;
  • Storage and handling of your goods at European terminals till importing to the territory of Russian Federation.

Certification of goods

  • Sanitary and hygienic opinion letters;
  • Certificates of compliance;
  • Estimation of customs cost of goods in expertizing centers, having licenses for valuation activities and other documents according to the specification of your cargo.


The high level of knowledge in this type of activity allows our clients to get competent consultations on Customs law of Russian Federation. We are interested in providing of quality service and constantly follow the amendments in regulatory legal acts of Customs and Tax Laws, which allows to introduce the necessary additions into documentation.

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