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Volga-Dnepr builds presence in Russian logistics market 30 September 2015

Demonstrating expertise with projects for Telekom-Zapad

Volga-Dnepr has been consistently increasing its presence as a 3PL provider in the ground logistics market of Russia and CIS. As part of growing co-operation with a newly acquired customer, project engineering company Telekom-Zapad, various shipments totalling 200 tonnes have already been successfully delivered.

The scope of logistics services provided to the client in the last seven months covered a total distance of 71,000 km.

The cooperation started with delivering a 230 kg shipment of cable samples to Yakutsk, a Russian Far East city located about 450 km (280 mi) south of the Arctic Circle, as belly cargo on board a passenger aircraft. Transportation was then arranged for another similar shipment, this time by road.

The customer was satisfied with the service and returned with a requirement for a series of cable shipments for Yakutsk Fuel and Energy Company. Around 190 tons of cable were carried by road and rail from Moscow to Kysyl-Syr and Bolshaya Markha settlements in Yakutsk region.

The relationship then continued in early September, when Volga-Dnepr arranged for trucking of a 5-ton outsize low-voltage switchboard from Minsk, Belarus to Yakutsk. In addition to transportation itself, services also included cargo warehousing, packing and insurance.
A number of similar logistics projects are now being planned.

The logistics division emerged in the Volga-Dnepr Group in 2014 as part of the Company’s evolving strategy of ‘Cargo Supermarket’. The division is charged with the responsibility to provide in-house ground logistics support for Volga-Dnepr Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines operations, and also offers direct 3PL services to outside organisations using any means of ground transport as well as air transport contracted from other airlines. The growing list of its subcontractors in Russia and CIS countries now includes over 120 companies. The division serves over 100 customers, with 17 of them on a regular basis.