TransContainer and Global Ports expand cooperation
PJSC TransContainer and the Global Ports Group intend to develop together import/export and Eurasian transit traffic using the infrastructure of Russian transport as part of a strategic partnership agreement. The corresponding document was signed by Vyacheslav Saraev, the General Director of PJSC TransContainer and Vladimir Bychkov, the General Director of the Global Ports Group at Transport Week in Moscow.
The main objective of the agreement is to expand long-term and effective cooperation of the leading railway container carrier and the largest operator of sea container terminals when arranging transportation within and outside Russia. The companies intend to double the volume of pooled transportation, providing a high level of processing of import/export freight flows.
The agreement provides for the joint work of PJSC TransContainer and Global Ports group to create integrated transport and logistics products on a door-to-door basis with the use of sea container lines, strategic marketing collaboration to develop promising cargo flows and expand the cargo base of Russian transport enterprises, as well as improve operational collaboration, inter alia by accelerating movement of cargo and empty rolling stock along the Russian railway network. The companies intend to promote growth of cargo flows, development of multimodal transcontinental transit using Russian transport infrastructure through creation of new services and digital integration.
“For Global Ports, which manages a network of sea container terminals in the Baltic and the Far East of Russia, signing an agreement with a leading national railway operator is a significant step in developing operational and strategic collaboration with market participants. Coordination of cooperation with PJSC TransContainer, sharing technologies and operational experience, design of joint logistics solutions are intended to ensure increase in quality of transport services, speed up cargo handling, and in the future will create new opportunities for transcontinental customers and develop cargo base of both seaports and railway transport of the country,” said Vladimir Bychkov.
“Cooperation with the largest operator of Russian sea container terminals will open up for us new opportunities to develop multimodal logistics services that are in high demand by customers in modern transport market. Global Ports assets located at the “entry points” of transit into Russia, unique TransContainer fleet, and most importantly, the experience of our companies should give a synergistic effect in attracting additional volumes of containerized cargo to the domestic infrastructure,” said Vyacheslav Saraev during the signing ceremony.