CCTT’s concentric discussion held in Shanghai
May 16, 2018 in Shanghai in accordance with the CCTT’s work plan in the framework of the exhibition Transport Logistic China in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) hosted an international concentric discussion: Transit 2018 – Current challenges.
More than 90 people from 12 countries took part in the discussion: the heads and authorized representatives of leading industrial, transport and logistics, shipping and IT companies and sea ports of China, Russia, the Baltic States and Europe, in particular, JSC "RZD", JSC "OTLK EPA", Yuxinou (Chongqing) Co. Ltd., DB Cargo, Nurminen Logistics Oyj, Stena Line, InterRail Europe GmbH, SINOTRANS LIMITED, Beijing WLF International Logistics Co. Ltd., SIA SIGIS, Hupac Intermodal SA, Changchun International Land Port Development Co. Ltd., TransContainer Freight Forwarding, SC Yingkou port, JSC "Russian Railways logistics".
The general partner of the discussion was JSC "United transport and logistics company-Eurasian railway Alliance". Partners: Nurminen Logistics Oyj, Stena Line SIA SIGIS.
The event was held in the form of a concentric discussion - a modern dialogue in the format of a briefing, the participants of which were able to discuss the prospects for the development of the modern market and answer topical issues.
The participants of the discussion discussed the expansion of transport corridors, the benefits they provide for cargo owners, in particular, the East-West ITC. In addition, attention was paid to such problems as the further development of multimodal transport, the issues of interconnection of Railways, highways and sea ports, the integration of logistics services. Andrey Starkov, Deputy General Director of JSC "Russian Railways", announced plans for further development of Russian Railways infrastructure. Director of JSC "Russian Railways" for commercial activities-head of the Center for corporate transport service Alexey Shilo informed the participants about the opportunities for creating new transport products. The discussion also considered various options for multi-modal chains through the Baltic States and Scandinavia. This is what the General Manager of "Stena Line Management" Mr. Grinfeld, CEO of the Freeport of Riga Authority Mr. Zeltins, as well as the General Director of JSC "Lithuanian Railways" Mr. Bartuska said. During the discussion, the General Director of JSC "UTLC ERA" Mr. Grom noted the need to further expand the infrastructure potential used in the transportation of goods from China. In particular, the attention of the participants of the discussion was drawn to the Kaliningrad region, which can become a new multimodal hub for servicing routes within the Silk road. According to the head of the Kaliningrad railway – a branch of JSC "Russian Railways" - Victor Golomolzin, this can contribute to both the geographical location of Kaliningrad, and the modernization of transport and logistics centers at railway stations Dzerzhinsky and Chernyakhovsk capacity of 450 and 300 thousand TEU per year, as well as the presence of a new station Chernyshevskaya, located on the border with the European Union, and the ice-free port.
During the discussion, the issues of growth of the railway business, ensuring its competitiveness, reducing the time of delivery, attracting new goods, using intelligent monitoring systems of goods were discussed. During the discussion, the CEO of Yuxinou (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. Mr. Dan Qi noted that against the background of increasing volumes of transit traffic, China – Europe operators are interested in their safety on the route, simplification of customs procedures, increase in the capacity of border crossings and improvement of technical equipment of rolling stock.
In the final part of the event, the participants summed up the results and outlined areas for further cooperation.