Title: Potential of connecting Eurasia through Trans-Siberian Railway

Authors: Yulia Panova

Addresses: Department of Logistics and Commercial Operations, Faculty of Railway Operation, State Educational Institution for Higher Professional Education, Petersburg State Transport University, Moskovsky prospect 9, 190031, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Abstract: The unique geopolitical location of the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) is to play the role of international bridge connecting countries from different continents. First, are China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russia with the European Union. However, the transporting of containers involving the Russian transport system remains incompatible with deep see route. The purpose of this article is to systematise the reasons for the absence of transit traffic on the trans-Sib in order to offer the solutions. Analysis revealed the main bottleneck in the far eastern section of TSR. The improving cooperation between the Far Eastern Railway and far eastern seaports by applying |pulling| system for just in time operation in transport chain and using overseas experience in |dry port| concept will provide economical and environmental benefit.

Keywords: Trans-Siberian Railway; container transport; Far Eastern seaports; Far Eastern Railway; transit traffic; pull based systems; just in time operation; JIT; dry ports; China; Japan; Republic of Korea; Russia; Eurasia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2011.039381

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2011 Vol.3 No.2, pp.227 - 244

Available online: 01 Apr 2011 *

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