Test exports of Japanese freight to Russia using a sea link, and the longest railway line in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway, began last week in Yokohama, Japan.
“This is a significant event for Russia and Japan. The project literally ties our two countries together,” Deputy Minister of Russia’s Economic Development Sergey Gorkov told TASS.
The cargo is being carried in containers fitted with temperature, humidity and vibration sensors.
According to Russian Railways (RZD), the first 40-foot container was dispatched this month from the Japanese port of Kobe to the port of Vostochny in Russia’s Primorsky Krai.