Moscow, Russia, January 2012 – According to RZDL management the company organized transportation of 3.3 mn tons of cargo in 2012 against 1.5 mn tons in 2011.
The company agenda for the last year was devoted to sustainable development. In 2012 Russian Railways Logistics organized transportation of goods both in Europe and Asia and cooperated with more than 450 companies-shippers, including CARBO Ceramics,UNITILE, Chelyabinsk Metals, YugRosProdukt, Italon Keramika.
In 2012 the company introduced multimodal transportation in cooperation with Russian Railways subsidiaries and other partner organization as well as domestic and international freight services with terminal and warehouse handling, truck forwarding, customs clearance and supply chain management.
Along with general cargo transportation Russian Railways Logistics actively developed the service of LCL transportation and introduced consolidated service for delivery of small cargo RZD Express. In 2012 small cargo was delivered to 579 destinations from 54 Russian cities. The company geography extended to 136 Russian cities or 7914 routes. The company started small cargo delivery to new regions of Russia such as Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Norilsk and Dudinka cities in the northern part of the Krasnoyarsk region. The company plans to expand this service to commercially unpopular routes such as from/to Magadan and Sakhalin, Chukotka, Kamchatka.
Currently Russian Railways Logistics offers single delivery service on Europe-Asia route transiting through the territory of Russia. Also RZDL actively participates in development of export-import transportation. For this reason in 2012 the company participated in two joint ventures - Euro Rail Trans in Latvia and YuXinOu in China, where RZDL owned a 16.3% stake along with Russian, Kazakh, Chinese, German partners.
The company strategy for 2012 was geographical expansion. The company opened branches and subdivisions in a number of new cities of Russia such as Zabaikalsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Yaroslavl, Kirov, Samara, Kazan, Voronezh, Saratov, Astrakhan, Novorossiysk, Perm, Chelyabinsk, Omsk and Tomsk. In addition, cooperation with Far East Land Bridge (FELB) allowed the company to use the potential of FELB offices in Europe and China.
The company objective for the upcoming year of 2013 is to reach operational excellence in the logistics market. Moreover, the company aims to expand the portfolio of services, as well as to develop further the business of its subsidiaries and joint ventures including YuXinOu in China, Euro Rail Trans company in Latvia and Far East Land Bridge (FELB) in Austria.