Freight is shipped by containers between Europe and Asia via the railway route Brest (Byelorussia) – Naushki (Russia) – Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) for ten years. Goods are delivered to Brest from shippers on trucks or by single wagons. At the terminal on the railway border station, containers are pooled and a formed lot of containers is transported to the destination point by railway every 10 days. Transportation time is approximately 12-14 days making 6900 km at average speed of 42 kilometres per hour. The goods reach the territory of Mongolia almost three times faster in comparison with transportation by conventional seaways from the ports of Europe to the ports of Eastern China and further to the capital of Mongolia by means of inland transport.

Freight is shipped by containers between Europe and Asia via the railway route Brest (Byelorussia) – Naushki (Russia) – Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) for ten years. Goods are delivered to Brest from shippers on trucks or by single wagons. At the terminal on the railway border station, containers are pooled and a formed lot of containers is transported to the destination point by railway every 10 days. Transportation time is approximately 12-14 days making 6900 km at average speed of 42 kilometres per hour. The goods reach the territory of Mongolia almost three times faster in comparison with transportation by conventional seaways from the ports of Europe to the ports of Eastern China and further to the capital of Mongolia by means of inland transport.

At the conference dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the project “Mongolian Vector”, which took place in Ulaanbaatar on March 15-16, 2012, the participants exchanged their opinions on future plans and problems that exist and for the solutions for which common efforts are needed.

This successful project was initiated by the indisputable leader of Mongolian transport and logistics – TUUSHIN LLC company, the initial success of the project was assured by the support of European Economic Commision of UNO.  The project is carried out by an international group of logistics companies: TUUSHIN Ltd (Mongolia), “Rubikon Ltd” (Russia), BELINTERTRANS (Byelorussia), “Trade TRANS” (Poland – Austria), ARGO BOHEMIA (Slovakia), JSC “Vilteda” (Lithuania).

The business representatives from Huhe Hot region of China actively participated in the discussions. They expressed clear interest in the future development of Euro-Asian land transport projects because of much shorter duration of transportation. All participants in the discussions stated that the port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) is attractive for forming reversible flows of goods from Europe to Asia. They can be connected in the Byelorussian railway network with the flows generated in the central part of Europe. It will contribute to formation of complete trains and increase the cost effectiveness of the transport project.  Presently, the formation of reversible flows is the weakness of long distance land transportation process.

On the other hand, Mongolia’s potential export of high quality coal, copper, rock and other bulk cargo to Europe is immeasurable. Meanwhile, the European business representatives rather choose traditional seaway to the Eastern part of China. The interest of Mongolian business is to supply goods faster by land transport, as it is situated far from seaways.

Participants of Working Group, who discussed the ways of the future development of Mongolian Vector, were aware of the logistical plans in the area of the capital of Mongolia, the main initiator and sponsor of which is TUUSHIN LLC company, the reliable partner of international East-West  Transport Corridor Association. The Secretary of Association,

Mr. Albertas Aruna, made a statement on East-West Transport Corridor Development policy under the principles of Green Transport and the activity of Association in order to achieve awareness and actual participation of partners in the development of the Corridor.
Having acknowledged the importance of development of Green Transportation, the members of Working Group emphasized the importance of practical actions. The input of the business societies of Scandinavian and other Baltic Sea Region countries in the process of land transportation to the East should become more significant in the immediate future. Dissemination of information, creation of common fleet of rolling stock, transferring empty containers of seaways companies from clients to the nearest ports and organizing transportation of bulk materials without reloading is of highest importance to the development of long distance transportation business projects.