2013, 12 FEB
Russian Railways Logistics to Become Olympic Consignee.
Russian Railways Logistics, the subsidiary of Russian Railways Holding, becomes an Olympic consignee ahead of the 2014 World Winter Olympic Games to be held next year in Sochi, Russia. In cooperation with the North Caucasian direction of Terminal Warehousing Complex, RZDL introduces joint integrated solutions on receiving and handling cargo at the Olympic terminal yard "Sochinskiy" at the Veseloe station of the North Caucasian railway. In the framework of the above-mentioned services RZD Logistics acts as a consignee and will also provide freight forwarding and other services including truck forwarding from the warehouse directly to construction sites. The main role of the freight yard "Sochinskiy" is unloading single-packaged, heavy, long cargo, containers and cement for further shipment to the 2012 Olympic Winter Games sites. The "Sochinskiy" terminal yard includes fields for unloading of long and heavy cargo and containers as well as the shed for single-packaged cargo and the automated warehouse for cement, and all these allow to process 170 wagons per day or 3.41 mn tons per year. Main facilities of freight yard are the warehouse for processing single-packaged cargo of over 3,000 sq. m., the loading and unloading and the dead end track of 4.5 km, the concrete passages and the fields of over 100,000 sq. m., the automated railroad cement storage of the total capacity of 3,600 tons, the crane runways for at 5 gantries. The “Sochinskiy” cargo yard occupies the territory of about 22 hectares.