Fruits from Uzbekistan to go to Russia in "climate-controlled" cars
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The delivery of vegetables and fruits from Uzbekistan to Russia by rail is planned to be organized in refrigerated containers, Dunyo news agency reported.
“Our cooperation with agricultural producers from Uzbekistan has significant potential,” the Logirus website quotes Mikhail Sinev, President of the Russian Association of Food Sector Organizations (ASORPS). - To date, not a single refrigerated container has arrived in Russia from Uzbekistan. By diversifying the rolling stock, offering new logistics solutions, we hope to get some of the cargo from cars to the railroad, where it is easier to control the temperature regime and compliance with product delivery standards.
It is planned that agricultural products from various regions of the republic will be collected in Tashkent. Here it will be sorted and prepared for subsequent transportation in refrigerated containers. The details of the route are still being coordinated, but one of the potential unloading points on the territory of Russia may be the city of Samara, where it is planned to create a logistics hub "Uzbekistan-Russia".
As part of test shipments, trains of 5-10 reefer containers with a total volume of 100-200 tonnes will be sent to Russia. In case of a successful launch of the project, the dispatch is planned to be transferred to a regular basis: at least once a week. The basis of the cargo base will be grapes, persimmons, pomegranates and vegetables.
Within the framework of cooperation, the possibility of creating a single electronic platform is also being discussed, where producers of fruits and vegetables from the republic will be able to find customers in Russia themselves and control the supply of products, bypassing intermediaries, underlines Logirus.