"The company does not have railway sidings, for this reason all finished products had been transported by road. When the plant reached the design capacity of 30 000 tons per month, the decision was made to transfer the material by rail", - the head of a separate division of Russian Railways Logistics in Chelyabinsk Alexei Plaksin commented.
Material handling was organized at Tamerlane station of South Ural railway. Before starting loading track were reconstructed. Beyond that Russian Railways Logistics arranged solid base to exclude material contamination. The handling involves the use of shunting locomotive and front end loader. New loading scheme provides stable handling process and on-time shipment, as well as let RCC reduce transport costs and minimize risks while trucking.
Mikheevskiy GOK is a part of Russian Copper Company (RCC), located in the Varna district of Chelyabinsk region, Russia. The porphyry copper deposit is one of the largest in Russia. According to CRU Consulting it is on the list of 50 largest copper deposits in the world.
Russian Railways Logistics is a subsidiary of JSC "United transport and logistics company", established on November 19, 2010 in the framework of the logistics business development within Russian Railways Holding. The company provides reliable transportation services, storage and freight forwarding around the world, organize supply chains and complex logistics service for industrial enterprises.