Russian Railways Logistics urgently delivers Mitsubishi electric cars to Sochi Olympics

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.


Moscow, February 6 – Russian Railways Logistics organized rail forwarding of electric cars produced by Mitsubishi from Moscow to Olympic Sochi in record time of less than two days.

Extreme weather conditions in Southern Russia, namely sharp temperature drop and heavy snowfalls, caused traffic jams on federal highways, which did not allow using truck forwarding. Thus Olympic cargo was delivered by more reliable rail transport due to timely and coordinated actions of Russian Railways Holding subsidiaries and divisions.

February 1 night Russian Railways Logistics team loaded the cargo into RailTransAuto carriages and fixed it on Kuntsevo 2 terminal and provided transportation documents. In the framework of this project RZD Logistics participated both as a consignor and consignee. On February 2 cargo reached Veseloe station of the North Caucasus Railway, where the local division of Russian Railways Logistics provided unloading services and delivered electric cars to Sochi Olympic freight yard. The total delivery time amounted to record 39 hours.

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