Russian Railways Logistics delivers cargo from Turkey in spite of severe weather conditions

Moscow, Russia, January 2013 – Russian Railways Logistics organized multimodal transportation of feldspar for ceramic tile production business of UNITILE Holding from port of Gulluk in Turkey to the Russian cities of Voronezh and Shakhty. The process of shipment consisted of freight forwarding, transshipment at the port of Rostov-on-Don and the final delivery of feldspar to consignees – JSC PKF “Voronezh ceramic factory” in Voronezh and Trading House Stroyfarfor LTD in Shakhty (Rostov region).


Delivery of goods to the destined port was hindered by severe weather conditions in December 2012, namely frost, storm and insufficient water level in the river of Don. In spite of these force-majeure circumstances Russian Railways Logistics promptly took measures to fulfill the contractual obligations to the client.


The branch of Russian Railways Logistics in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don in cooperation with the management of the port of Rostov city, took actions to organize icebreaking services for vessels and to change the port of destination. After becoming the hostages of severe weather conditions on the sea, ”Esaul” and “Comanche” ships were welcomed at the Universal Port of Rostov and their cargo was unloaded and transferred to the trucks and  sent to the city of Shakhty and forwarded by rail to Voronezh-Kurskiy station of South-Eastern Railway.


ABOUT Russian Railways Logistics

JSC Russian Railways Logistics was founded in 2010 for the purpose of logistics business development within “Russian Railways” Holding. In cooperation with Russian Railways Holding subsidiaries and leading global transportation companies RZD Logistics offers high-quality delivery solutions for its customers all over the world.

In 2011 RZD Logistics organized more than 1.5 mn tons of cargo delivery. Net profit of the company of amounted to RUB97.2 mn in 2011.

Russian Railways Logistics offers rail, road and sea-freight, storage and terminal handling, customs and insurance services, supply chain management.

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