An official ceremony dedicated to departure of the first container train on Dalyan – Vorsino route was held on January 27, 2016. The event was attended by government officials from Russia, China and South Korea, logistics companies’ management as well as Samsung Electronics top managers. Alexey Laptev, First Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region, represented Kaluga Region at the ceremony.
The event signified the launch of New Silk Road infrastructure project. The new route is to connect the rapidly developing region of North-East Asia with partners and customers in Europe via the territory of Russia. Thus, Freight Village Vorsino multimodal transport and logistics facility is to become a part of New Silk Road.
A cargo transit from Nord-East China and South Korea via the port of Dalyan and Chinese Eastern Railway and Trans-Siberian Railway will be organized. The new way will be used both for transportation of finished products and components/materials for production facilities operating in Russia and the EU.
The new transportation route provides the following advantages: Russian companies will be able to export more products to Asia, a new major distribution center will be established, the existing production facilities may be expanded, and new ones will be established (increase in the amount of investments in Kaluga Region), new companies from Asian countries will come to the Russian and European markets.
On the same day a memorandum on establishment of Kaluga – Dalyan logistics corridor was concluded between Kaluga Region and Dalyan Group port operator. The memorandum provides for promotion of favorable conditions to ensure provision of logistics services by the parties in order to support the development on investment cooperation and trade. The memorandum was signed by Alexey Laptev, First Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region and Huei kai, Dalyan Group Chairman of the Board.