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24th International Exhibition for Transport and Logistics Services and Intralogistics Technologies
15 - 17 April 2019 • Russia, Moscow, Crocus Expo, Pavilion 1

Invite you to take a part in the TransRussia Conference, April 18-19


One of conference sections will be “Cost of transportation in the short and the long run. Expectations and key factors”.

Invited speakers:

  • Moskvichev Evgeny Sergeevich, Head of the State Duma Transportation committee;
  • Alafinov Innokenty Sergeevich, First Deputy Chairman of the Board for Investment and Financial Policy of The State company «Russianhighways» («Avtodor»);
  • Baskakov Petr Vasilyevich Chief Executive Officer, Head of the Executive Board of PJSC Transcontainer;
  • Gorlenko Andrey Anatolyevich, Director of business development of LLC Transportation assets management;
  • Insurin Alexander, President of FESCO;
  • Maltsev Sergey Valentinovich Senior Vice-President, Enterprise management and strategic development of Russian Railways;
  • Valentik Vyacheslav Borisovich, Chief executive officer JSC RZD Logistics

Transportation costs account for a significant share of Russian GDP. According to the expert estimations, it reaches up to 20%, which is almost 2 times higher than the global average.

Share of transportation costs in developed economies tends to decrease. Increase in the efficiency of transportation related to integration and sophistication of services has become a global market trend. Profits of market participants are defined by their ability to provide integrated transportation and logistics services, while simple physical transportation in most cases earns zero or even negative margin.

Companies working in Russia cite high transportation costs as one of the major factors complicating their operations. Deficit of high quality transportation and logistics services from third party providers motivates freight owners to create expensive in-house logistics departments, which in turn reduces the market and the demand for such services. Low efficiency of transportation sector negatively affects economic growth, World Bank estimated that 10% increase in transportation efficiency could increase Russian GDP by 0.8%.

The topic of the discussion are the key changes and trends in transportation sector and their effect on the cost of transportation in the short and in the long run, including:

  • changes in the railway sector: RZD tariff indexation, prohibition of wagon’s modernization with extension of their useful life, plans for creation of the Market Council;
  • changes in auto transportation: implementation of toll collection system for heavy duty vehicles, overexploitation of infrastructure;
  • changes in stevedoring sector: claims from Federal Antimonopoly Service to quote tariffs in RUB instead of USD, sufficiency of available capacity and further investments;
  • marine transportation: global excess tonnage, IMO regulations;
  • inland water transportation: infrastructure development and reconstruction projects, conditions of the fleet, realization of the Government’s transportation strategy in respect of partial shifting cargo flows to inland water transport;
  • transportation and logistics services market: development of 3PL services;
  • container transportation:развитие контейнерных перевозок, наиболее перспективные грузы с точки зрения контейнеризации, развитие транзитных перевозок Азия-Европа;
  • · regulatory changes including the law on direct and combined transportation, which is expected to pass the Duma in 2017.

To get more information, please, contact to Daria Ermolaeva, Head of Conference Program: daria.ermolaeva@ite-russia.ru