Railways organized the delivery of the first 20 million medical masks from China

In the coming days will arrive in Russia a train with 20 million of three-layer masks and other medical products from China, sent to our country to combat coronavirus infection. Special container trains went to Russia from Shanghai on April 19 and should be on an expedited schedule. The train will consist of 14 forty-foot containers which will be delivered to Ekaterinburg, and after the goods pass customs clearance, the mask will be sent to medical institutions of the Ural and neighboring regions. Shipment, as emphasized in the Railways, carried out as part of procurement work in China demanded in connection with the distribution of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.

Recall that in early April, China agreed to supply to Russia in the next two months, 80 million medical masks and 1.05 million in protective medical suits. As reported by the then Deputy head of Minpromtorg of Russia Sergey Tsyb, the shipment of goods from China is carried out on a daily basis quotas, which are formed in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, border guard service, Ministry of internal Affairs and the social security authorities.

the Railways are one of the leading channels for uninterrupted delivery of masks and medical products from China. So, currently, holding, in agreement with the Ministry of industry is dealing with the issue of transporting protective suits for doctors and special fabrics for making masks and costumes for our country. Dispatch will be organized from different cities of China, where the industrial enterprise. It is planned that medical supplies arrive in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk and other regions. A series of shipments of commodities from China is in control of the company JSC “Russian Railways logistics”, which for the early delivery would significantly improve the logistics and service component.

In General for Railways at the present time, due to the pandemic, the question of the organization of traffic of commodities is of paramount importance. In April, the carrier almost 60% increase in loading volume of food, hygiene and medical products, including masks. Just this month, consumers in the networks of Russian Railways shipped about 2 million tons of cargo this category. Only from the stations of the Sverdlovsk railway with the beginning of April, sent to more than 40 containers (more than 1.1 million tons) of medical supplies, hygiene products, soap, washing powder and detergents.

Reinforced measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of socially important goods, the carrier is taking in the last few months. In March to send to the regions was loaded with 480 tons of medical supplies. In addition, the station of the Moscow railway received 190 tons of medical supplies to health care institutions and pharmacy chains. From China the first train from anti-epidemic protection was also sent at the end of March. Then the composition of the fifty 40-foot containers headed from Wuhan city in Germany, where protection was extended to other European countries.