WHAT IS UTLC ERA’S CORE BUSINESS?
UTLC ERA manages the traffic of transit containers on fitting platforms via Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus by accelerated container trains on the People’s Republic of China – European Union – People’s Republic of China route. In 2022, UTLC ERA accounted for 90% of the total
China–Europe–China traffic volume.
Starting from 2018, UTLC ERA developed the so-called “broken transit” arrangements, whereby additional cargoes are loaded on China-bound trains in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
The customer demand for shipments to the Moscow Railway Junction stations has been rising since 2021. Today, it is the fastest growing transportation segment.
What makes UTLC ERA unique is the three-state parity alliance. The company uses digital opportunities, expands its route networks and develops multimodal traffic. Hence, UTLC ERA ramps up its traffic volumes every year to cater for the growing demand.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF UTLC ERA’S SERVICES?
Rail transportation is more than three times faster as compared to sea transportation.
For seven years, UTLC ERA has been maintaining regular and uninterrupted operation of the main Trans-Eurasian rail corridor via the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
More than 30 trains depart every day.
99,9% cargo safety
UTLC ERA constantly develops and implements technological solutions to improve the traffic speed and reliability, from new container train make-up technologies to e-waybills.
The main principles of UTLC ERA’s ecological responsibility are to integrate environmental risks into its business strategy and to reject any projects that may endanger the nature. In addition, the company constantly monitors the CO2 emissions accumulated due to cargo traffic.
WHO ENTRUSTS CARGOES TO UTLC ERA?
Renowned international producers of electronic products, cars, brand clothing, high-end equipment and many other companies rely on UTLC ERA’s services.
WHAT IS UTLC ERA’S TRANSPORTATION GEOGRAPHY?
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF CONTAINERS PER REQUEST?
A standard request to be accepted for transportation in an accelerated container train shall be at least 41 forty-foot containers. Fewer containers can be dispatched through our partners using UTLC ERA’s services.
DOES UTLC ERA MAINTAIN A CORPORATE SOCIAL POLICY?
Corporate social responsibility activities form an integral part of UTLC ERA’s business. We care about what is going on around us. We support social projects aimed at protecting the environment, assisting vulnerable groups and developing youth sports. To learn more about UTLC ERA’s charity and sponsorship efforts, please click here.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TRANSPORTATION RATE?
The transportation rate includes the following:
- Rail tariffs charged by the Kazakhstan, Russian and Belarus Railways.
- Fees for shift cargo escorting services.
- Customs clearance as per the EAEU customs laws.
- Cargo customs inspection fees.
- Allocation of a fitting platform.
- Break-of-gauge handling operations in the EAEU.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TRANSIT TIME ON UTLC ERA’S ROUTES?
The average transit time on the China – Europe – China routes is 5 to 7 days.
From Russia to China – around 12 days.
From Belarus to China – around 11 days.
From Kazakhstan to China – around 7 days.
From China to Russia – around 7 days.
From China to Belarus – around 8 days.
WHERE CAN I FIND STANDARD CONTRACT FORMS AND TLS RATES?
WHICH DOCUMENTS REGULATE RAILWAY TRAFFIC BY UTLC ERA?
The cargo traffic is regulated by the SMGS (Agreement on International Goods Transport by Rail).