2014, 3 SEP
Measures on increasing competitiveness of shipments via Transsiberian corridor to be discussed during CCTT meeting in Ekaterinburg
Measures on increasing cargo delivery competitiveness via Trans-Siberian corridor will be discussed during the XXIII Plenary Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT), which will be held on September 4-5, 2014 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Russian Railways Logistics participates as a partner of the event.

The meeting will be attended by over 200 delegates from 25 countries: heads and representatives of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, Federal Customs Service of Russia, Federal Tariff Service of Russia, CIS, Baltic, European and Asian Railways, sea ports of Germany, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and China, sea shipping companies, international transport organizations including Organization for Railways Cooperation, International Union of Railways, International Rail Transport Committee, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, FERRMED, European Intermodal Association, national and international associations of freight forwarders, leading transport and logistics companies.

Participants will address issues related to development of railway infrastructure of the Trans-Siberian transport corridor, harmonization of the international legal framework, optimization of rail fleet management, increasing efficiency of dispatchers and car builders. Meeting attendees  will also discuss  operating data of the sea ports, members of CCTT, including cargo turnover, capacity, interaction with railway authorities when organizing multimodal supply chains. RZD Logistics will present its current projects in the framework of discussion session dedicated to ensuring the effectiveness of intermodal container traffic on the Trans-Siberian route: integrated services and  technology, forming new transport and logistics services.

According to the organizers a number of  logistics sector experts will discuss the key issues related to transportation via Trans-Siberian railway including integration of rail and sea routes, the role of Trans-Siberian railway within the Euro-Asian transport network and development of Trans-Siberian services in the current economic conditions.

The decisions taken during the XXIII Plenary Meeting of the CCTT will provide the basis for service improvement on Trans-Siberian transport corridor and TSR development.

The CCTT is a non-commercial international transport association founded in 1997 by the Ministry of Railway Communications of the Russian Federation (RZD since the reform in 2003), Deutsche Bahn (DB AG), GETO (Association of European Transsiberian Operators and Forwarders), and KIFFA (Korean International Freight Forwarders Association). The purposes of the CCTT include attracting transit and foreign trade cargo to the Trans-Siberian Route; coordinating the activities of parties that participate in international freight traffic on the TSR to ensure high-quality delivery of goods and development of economic relations between the countries of Southeast Asia, Far and Middle East, Central Asia and Europe using the rail infrastructure of Russia. During its 20 years of work the CCTT has become an intermodal association, the competence of which is wider than just Trans-Siberian rail transport. The CCTT is a networking forum for railway companies and ports, sea shipping companies, stevedoring companies; it facilitates an effective exchange of information between them and contributes to the development of competitive intermodal transport products.