Russian Railways Logistics starts delivery of grain cargo to Armenia for UN World Food Programme

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

In 2012 the company organized transportation of 3.3 mn tons of cargo against 1.5 mn tons in 2011. Net profit of the company of amounted to RUB97.2 mn in 2011.

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

The branch of Russian Railways Logistics in Rostov-na-Donu won the tender of United Grain Company (OZK) for transportation of grain cargo for the UN World Food Programme.

The first car filled with buckwheat dispatched from Kursk, Russia to Vanadzor, Armenia.  In order to implement this project RZDL branch diversified the portfolio of transportation and logistics services offered in the CIS region.

The client was offered a range of services including freight forwarding on the territory of Russia, Georgia and Armenia as well as sea freight and terminal handling.

United Grain Company is a Russian state agricultural company, created in accordance with Russian presidential decree no. 290, dated March 20, 2009, and aimed at developing the infrastructure of the grain market, realizing the export potential of Russian grain on the global market, and actively buying and selling on the domestic grain market.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is a UN agency funded through voluntary contributions. Each year the WFP feeds more than 90 mn people in more than 70 countries.

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