Hyundai Glovis, the logistics wing of South Korea’s Hyundai auto group, has opened a new business stronghold in Russia’s far eastern port of Vladivostok to step up cargo transportation using the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR).
It’s the company’s third business center in Russia. Hyundai Glovis operates such centers in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, an important port on the Baltic Sea.
In August last year, Hyundai Glovis launched a regular TSR «block (unit)» train service once a week from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg. Compared to wagonload trains, which comprise differing numbers of cars for various customers, a block train can save time and money because all cars carry the same commodity and are shipped from the same origin to the same destination, without being split up or stored en route.
The container terminal of Saint Petersburg provides an easy connection to sea routes to West Europe. Hyundai Glovis hopes to expand its cargo transportation service to Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries.
Originally Published in Ajudaily.com