Russian Post announced that it has launched a mail delivery service to China by rail. Prior to this service all mail sent from China to Russia had to be delivered by air or road. Russian Post states that the service has been made possible through a strategic cooperation agreement signed between authorities representing Russian Railways and Chinese Railways in 2014.
Packages will be gathered via connected lines inside China before being transported along the Trans-Siberian Railway to Moscow, Russia. The company stated that it expected the railway delivery service to reduce excess operations in logistics and lower transportation costs.
The Russian Post also stated that it plans to expand railway delivery service to more Chinese cities after its new logistical hubs are put into operation in the Russian cities of Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Kazan.
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