Containerized rail transports Finland, Russia, CIS, Far East, Mongolia

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Containerized rail transportation between Finland, Russia, CIS, Far East and Mongolia

Oy ContainerTrans Scandinavia Ltd (CTS) is a joint venture of VR Group and JSC TransContainer established in 2007 specializing in transportation of containerized goods by rail.

Today the company is the leading provider of rail transportation services for containerized goods in Finland. Successful operations rely on professionalism, network relations and efficient process management. CTS continuously works with its parent companies and partners to develop service offering and broaden geography.

TransContainer is the the largest rail container operator in Russia. With access to its rolling stock, container park, 47 terminals throughout Russia and wide network covering Russia, Europe, CIS, and Asia ContainerTrans Scandinavia has the right tools for accommodating and stimulating growth of rail transportation between Finland and Russia and help its clients meet new market challenges.

Our clients

ContainerTrans Scandinavia works with a variety of clients from Finland, other EU countries, Russia, other CIS states, Asia and the USA ranging from small forwarding firms to large multinational corporations, industrial manufacturers and sea carriers.


Rail transportation

ContainerTrans Scandinavia (CTS) provides rail transportation services for containerized goods between Finland, Russia, CIS and Asia using rolling stock of Russia's national rail container operator JSC TransContainer.

Qualified CTS personnel are available to assist customers with various transport inquiries and offer necessary consultations and advice.

Project transports

CTS has access to specialized rolling stock suitable for transportation of project cargoes, such as agricultural machinery, equipment, etc. In 2010 and 2011 the company actively participates in transportation of pipes for NordStream pipeline project using wagons with side pillars, which offer convenient means of transportation for large diameter steel pipes.


  • Transport documentation
  • Terminal handling
  • Storage
  • Local trucking
  • Assistance in permit applications
  • Consulting

CTS designs service package to suit each customer's needs. Service packages range from single container transports to container trains to comprehensive logistics solutions for large-scale projects, which in addition to rail freights may include organization of various forwarding services, terminal handling, on-carriage and sea freight.

Rolling stock


ContainerTrans Scandinavia has access to some 25 000 wagons owned and operated by JSC TransContainer. Wagon park consists of 40, 60 and 80ft fitting platforms with payload 45 - 74 tons for transportation of containers and a number of wagons for special cargoes.


Both, shipper's own containers and containers provided by CTS can be used for transportation. TransContainer park consists of about 60 000 units of 20- and 40-ft containers (see container specs).

Common wagon models (model availability to be verified)


Contact us

General Inquiries
Tel. + 358 (0)20 735 20 70
Commercial Inquiries
Tel. + 358 (0)20 735 20 75
Operational Matters
Tel. + 358 (0)20 735 20 71