The participants deemed that industry is currently working under great economic pressure and according to experts the next year is to be even tougher. Since the Russian economy face an extended period of stagnation the transport and logistics operators are to explore new markets. Asia seems to be the most perspective one. Along with extension plan the development of unique services in order to help clients to optimize operational processes is recognized as the best way to keep business profits.
Pavel Lagov, Russian Railways Logistics sales director shared companies experience of oversize and heavy cargo delivery. One of the most significant project is a railway equipment delivery for RZD Holding subsidiary «RZD international». The transported equipment included track crane, two motor flatcars and flatcars with hauling gear, 21flatcars with universal movable equipment and four universal flatcars. For the first time the delivered cargo amounting to 29 units was forwarded as a single load by rail with gauge changing through the territories of six countries, namely Russia, Belarus, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Hungary and Serbia. The range of Russian Railways Logistics services included the maintenance of the goods, the organization of transshipment, and transportation through the territories of six countries with the payment of freight charges.
Developing the oversize and heavy cargo delivery service Russian Railways logistics offers a full range of related services, including the documentation development, loading and unloading, halting network traffic to allow oversize cargo to pass.