It’s no secret that China is today a country which produced everything from coffee machines to heavy industrial vehicles. Many businesses, due to low production costs and its acceptable quality, base their case on the procurement of goods and equipment needed in this country. However, before each of them there is a problem associated with the rapid delivery of essential goods into our country. The head of Chinese consumer products, for the most part, is in the European part of Russia, but the production is located in the east and south-east China. Hence we get a reasonable question: on which route is more profitable to ship the goods? Actually only two options: 1. Directly across the border between China and Russia, 2. Through Kazakhstan. In the first case, you first need to transport goods from point of production to the north of China, ie, closer to the border.
Then, through the Trans-Baikal region, or Far East goods sent by rail to the European part of Russia. In this case, the cost of transporting one container will cost 5 – 9 thousand dollars, if used motor vehicles, it will have more expensive, about 13 thousand dollars. Speaking about the delivery time on average it is 8 – 10 days. However, bear in mind that the quality of railways in China is poor, which can significantly increase the time of shipping. Delivery of goods from China through Kazakhstan into Russia is relatively young method smelters. However, the frequency of delays of goods at the Kazakh-Chinese border a low level of development of transport systems in both countries make this option Transit is not promising.
Especially as the price for a single container, in this case passes for 10 thousand dollars, and the delivery time above (10 – 12 days). Of course, more convenient way to transport services in the European part of Russia is the transportation of goods from China directly across the border between these countries. Technical equipment of border crossings Grodekovo-Suyfynhe. Reed-Hunchun allows handling of any cargo from of narrow-gauge (for China) to the Russian general. In addition, the experience of customs services at these border crossings, allows all the necessary operations quickly and without significant delays. What the transport of goods in the opposite direction, ie from Russia to China, an adequate alternative to this method at all.