The CCTT participated in the regular UPU-Rail Forum on international postal item transportation issues in rail and multimodal connections, which took place on December 6, 2021, in a format of videoconference under the aegis of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and chaired by China Post.
According to an ESCAP study, Asia, with about 60% of the world's population, accounts for 35% of EU exports (EUR 618 billion) and 45% of EU imports (EUR 774 billion). Since freight transport is based on trade flows, the related high level of trade between Asia and Europe also implies a corresponding level of demand for freight transport between the two regions. Thus, efficient and sustainable connectivity that improves the movement of goods and services between countries in both parts of the continent will contribute to economic growth and employment generation as well as to overall competitiveness and trade.
The unprecedented growth rate of transit requires accelerated development of railway infrastructure, as well as unlocking the potential of digital logistics. Compared to 2015, transit traffic in the EAEU showed a five-fold growth. Last year, the figure reached almost 900 thousand containers. This demonstrates the role of the EAEU as a bridge between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. This was stated by Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission Temirbek Asanbekov at the XXX Anniversary Plenary Meeting of the International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT).
On September 15-16, 2021 in Moscow, under the leadership of Mr. Oleg Belozerov, CCTT Chairman, CEO-Chairman of the Board, RZD OJSC, the anniversary 30th Plenary Meeting of the International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT) was held. At the opening of the meeting, Mr. D.S. Zverev, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Mr. T.I. Sanbekov, Member of the Board (Minister) for Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission, as well as heads of authoritative international organizations of ESCAP, OSJD and ITF made welcoming speeches to its participants.
The CCTT participated in the second meeting of the UPU Contact Committee on the transportation of international postal items by rail (UPU Railway Forum), which was held on June 9, 2021, in a video conference format, chaired by Jiang Yanzhao (China Post).
The meeting was attended by representatives of postal services, international organizations OTIF, CIT, OSJD, UIC, WCO, TAXUD, etc.
The CCTT took part in the TRILOGY conference on the sidelines of the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which was held on June 2, 2021.
The conference was attended by representatives of the subjects of the Russian Federation, the Baltic States and Northern Europe, the most important European institutions, heads of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, federal and regional departments, industry associations, educational and design institutes, as well as major transport and logistics companies.
The International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT) and the international operator Northstar Sinogold Exhibition Chengdu Co., Ltd will create a business platform to expand the capabilities of transport enterprises from China to the Russian Federation and promote Russian projects in the Chinese market. The parties concluded the relevant agreement during the CCTT Plenary Meeting, which was held via videoconference as TASS reported.
Today Mr. Oleg Belozerov, General Director and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways, opened the XXIX Plenary Meeting of the International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT), dedicated to the development of container transportation in Asia–Europe–Asia. Participants of the transport market presented their ideas for improving the speed of cargo dispatch and digitalization of transportation processes.
On September 24 this year, at the initiative of the UIC, the third international meeting was organized with key partners and members of the UIC-companies representing the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The UIC meeting presented maps of the UIC strategic partnership in such areas as regional cooperation with organizations in the region, improving data quality, attracting investment in railway transport, technology exchange, consulting in the technological field and developing expert assessment.
CCTT took part in the transport and logistics forum "Cargo Panorama", which was held on September 24, in Moscow. The forum was organized by the editorial office of the Russian Railways-Partner magazine and was held in a hybrid format: one part of the speakers and participants were presented in the hall, and the other part joined the event remotely online.
On September 14-16, the XV International Forum on the Development of Transport Corridors TRANSTEC was held with the support of the CCTT. The event was held in a hybrid format - in two cities: in Moscow and St. Petersburg, connected by a teleconference. The online broadcast in several languages provided the widest audience coverage in the history of the forum: 600 delegates and over 150 companies from 36 regions of Russia and more than 30 foreign countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, India, Iran and Singapore.
The International Online Business Forum "Development of Eurasian Multimodal Transportation in the new economic paradigm", organized by the International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT) in cooperation with Beijing North Star Events Group and Chengdu Municipal Port and Logistics Office, was held on July 15, 2020.
The International Online Business Forum "Development of Eurasian Multimodal Transportion in the new economic paradigm", organized by the International Coordinating Council for Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT) together with Beijing North Star Events Group and Chengdu Municipal Port and Logistics Office, will be held on July 15, 2020 on the ZOOM platform from 09.00 to 12.00 Moscow time.
The CCTT participated in a Joint Meeting of OSJD-ESCAP Experts in the form of a videoconference on the challenges and opportunities of international rail transport on the Trans-Asian railway network and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic situation, which was held on 7-8 July 2020 under the chairmanship of Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and Mr. Tadeusz Szozda, Chairman of the OSJD Committee.
CCTT took part in the 29th Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly of the UIC, which was held on June 29, 2020 via videoconference.
UIC Director General Francois Davenne and Deputy Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" Sauat Mynbayev made welcoming speeches.
Basel/Moscow, xx. April 2020: While overseas traffic is struggling with problems in the face of the corona virus, there is an increasing demand for transport via the routes on the New Silk Road. The Group of European TransEurasia Operators and Forwarders (GETO) and International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT) are now intensifying their cooperation to further enhance the performance of this transcontinental rail transport.
CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov took part in the XVII International Conference "Market of Transport Services: cooperation and partnership", which was held on December 10 in Moscow and made a presentation at the round table "Logistics: where do we serve the client together, and where apart?", which was dedicated to improving of the efficiency of logistics operations, interaction between participants of the transport and logistics chain and multimodal container transportation.
CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov took part in the official meeting of the heads of international organizations registered in Bern (the Universal Postal Union, the Interstate Organization for International Carriage by Rail and the International Organization for Migration, the International Committee for Railway Transport, the International Coordinating Council for Trans-Eurasian Transportation), which took place on December 3 this year on behalf of the Governing Council of the Canton of Bern in the Swiss capital, Bern.
The event was attended by CCTT members, including heads of specialized divisions of JSC "Russian Railways", representatives of JSC UTLC ERA, JSC STRAZH, representatives of RUT (MIIT).
The participants of the round table discussed issues related to the development of digital technologies for railway and multimodal transportation, creation of a common information space, as well as modern IT developments to optimize the work of operators and logistics companies.
CCTT Secretary General took part in International FERRMED Conference "Eurasian Forum on Interaction and Industrial Cooperation – “From high capacity intelligent trains & terminals, digitalization, data sharing, blockchain and smart intercities links to 5G and Circular Economy in rail freight transport”, which took part on 6 November in Brussels.
CCTT Deputy General Secretary Natalia Stepanova took part in the meeting of the expert session "Strategy of formation of the National Digital Transport and Logistics Ecosystem", which was held on November 6, 2019 in the Analytical Center of the Government of the Russian Federation under the chairmanship of M.A. Akimov.
On 24-25 October 2019, in Paris, France, a joint CCTT/UIC international seminar “Security BIRC” was held at the UIC Central Office in the framework of the CCTT subgroup “Digitalization and cargo security” under the chairmanship of Natalia Stepanova, CCTT Deputy Secretary General, and Marie-Hélène Bonneau, Director of the UIC Security Department.
On September 30 - October 1, 2019, the International Forum "Transit Potential of the Eurasian Continent" was held in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia within the framework of the EAEU meeting.
The purpose of the event was to create a platform for discussing opportunities and prospects for realizing the transit potential of the Eurasian continent, voicing existing challenges and problems, and searching for mutually beneficial and relevant solutions to realize the existing potential in the region.
On 31 July, the CCTT Secretariat hosted a meeting between the President of TOYO TRANS Isao Takahashi and the CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov. Within the framework of the meeting it were discussed the issues related to the development of long-term cooperation and partnership between Russia and Japan in the Far East, as well as tariffs for cargo transportation via the Transsiberian route.
On 16 July 2019, the CCTT Secretariat hosted a meeting of the CCTT Working Group on the Harmonization of International Transport Law (CCTT WG) chaired by Renne Lyudmila Alekseevna (Head of the CCTT WG, Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Projects and International Cooperation of JSC "Russian Railways").
From 30 to 31 May 2019, the XXII International Conference "TransBaltica 2019" was held in Riga with the support of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, the Association of Transit Businesses of Latvia, the Mayor's Office of Riga, the ports of Latvia, JSC "Latvian Railway" and the CCTT.
The International Conference on Global Intelligent Container Monitoring System and the Symposium on Logistics Innovation were held in Changchun (PRC) on 29-31 January 2019 with the support of the Jilin Trade Department as part of the One Belt, One Road initiative and the CCTT's activities to develop transit traffic along the Trans-Siberian route through the Far East region.
CCTT Secretary General Gennady Bessonov participated in the Euro-Asian regional mid-term review Meeting of the Vienna action programme of landlocked developing countries, organized jointly by the United Nations Economic and social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Office of the High representative of the United Nations for the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (UN-CPPNM). The meeting was held from 11 to 12 February 2019 at UNESCAP headquarters in Bangkok (Thailand).