Conference: Rail Deliveries of Mining and Smelting Cargoes in Russia

Date: October 05–06, 2017

Transport Group TransCom (before ENRC Logistics, Transsystem), for more than 15 years being the logistics center of the mining and metallurgical corporation ERG *, helps it to successfully solve transport and logistics tasks in the process of cargo transportation, and also provides its customers with a wide range of high-quality and Economical freight forwarding services.

Transport group «TransCom» unites the following enterprises of the transport sector:

  • TransCom LLP is a 3PL logistics provider that provides its customers with a wide range of freight forwarding services, which has its own fleet of railway vehicles (more than 12,000 wagons and containers), annual traffic volume — more than 55 million tons of various types Cargo;
  • LLP «TransRemVagon» provides services for capital and depot repair of freight cars of wide gauge;
  • Bereke 2004 LLP provides services for depot repair of wagons, scheduled types of repairs of locomotives and track equipment.
The main priority of its activity «TransCom» considers customer satisfaction in high-quality and economical transport services on the basis of a corporate philosophy of balanced development and constant improvement.

The strengths of the TransCom transport group are qualified and initiative personnel, efficient IT systems, ready for integration with IT systems of clients and partners, own rolling stock, a wide network of reliable regional agents and partners, customer orientation, successful application of international ISO quality management standards 9001: 2008, a cross-functional management structure, an effective integrated security and risk management system.
First Heavy Haul Company
First Heavy Haul Company is the biggest owner and operator of railway rolling stock in Russian Federation. It operates 32 000 railcars. Key market segment for the company serviсes is the growing export coal transportation. Within First Heavy Haul Company rolling stock is managed by a subsidiary Vostok1520 which has entered TOP-20 of the biggest railway operators according INFOLine Rail Russia TOP by the Ist quarter 2017. Also the company ranks #1 by car efficiency.

In cooperation with Russian Railways the company develops heavy haul technologies to increase fright capacity of the railroad infrastructure by the growth of train weight and load on axle. Together with Russian Railways and consignors First Heavy Haul Company makes up haul trains out of cars with improved lift capacity of 7100 tons for the eastern and 9000 tons for the western direction. Long-term contracts with the leading coal mining companies allows the last ones to minimize transport costs and increase competitive advantages in the global market.

The work of First Heavy Haul Company is aimed towards realization of technological solutions for increased freight efficiency which is beneficial for all participants: consignor, operator, infrastructure owner.
Port of Kokkola
Port of Kokkola is Finland’s largest bulk handling and leading ore handling port. It’s also is the most effective dry bulk port in Finland. The 13-meter access channel gives sufficient draft for Panamax and Cape Size vessels.

The upgraded Rail Wagon Tippler Terminal with positioner discharges up to 1,500 tonnes of dark bulk per hour. The loading capacity of iron pellets and concentrates is 40 000 tonnes per day. All operations are characterized by efficiency and customer friendly approach.

The efficiency is based on decades of experience, extensive networking and maximum utilization of the favorable logistics location. We have an expert for every aspect of logistics. In addition to in-house innovation, we are inspired by new ideas from our extensive international partner network.

Our ability and readiness to solve problems ensure flexible service of the highest standard and a reliable level of performance, even in the face of unexpected developments. We customize the entire logistics chain to your requirements by using reliable, long-lasting partners known to deliver excellent service at affordable rates. In the other words – Port of Kokkola is a safe choice!
Located in Finland, our company Oy M.Rauanheimo Ab is specialized in stevedoring, forwarding and shipping activities. Rauanheimo offers a full range of logistic services including railway transportation from Russia to Finland and warehousing and stevedoring of bulk cargoes. The company has gained experience in handling cargoes such as: iron ore, iron oxide, pyrites, zinc- and other metal concentrates, limestone, quicklime, alumina clay, cement, salt, caustic soda, fertilizers, coal and apatite. The main services of Rauanheimo are stevedoring, forwarding, customs clearance and shipping services. Some of the additional services are warehousing terminal activities, container services and added-values services.

Rauanheimo has a rich history and long experience, since the company was established in 1884. The company has been working with transit cargoes since 1981. In Port of Kokkola, there is a sheltered All Weather Terminal (AWT), in which vessels up to 9500 DWT can be handled. In the deep port terminal of Kokkola Panamax class vessels can be handled (the depth is 13,5 m). In port of Hamina, a full range of logistical services is also offered. Port of Hamina is located only 35 km from the Russian border. The modern infrastructure which has been developed in the port, guarantees effective transportation of any kinds of cargoes.

  • 22 ferry routes in Scandinavia, around Great Britain and to the Baltic countries
  • Connects 10 countries
  • 35 vessels in traffic
  • About 5 500 employees
  • Turnover about 12 000 MSEK
Stena Line has significant market shares on all of its business areas. The strong position is the result of an innovative company culture, stimulating service- and product development combined with strategic company acqusitions.
VR Transpoint
VR Transpoint is an experienced, diversified and skilled logistics provider – both on rail and road. We offer international rail logistics services as well as domestic and international road logistics services that meet the needs of industry and  transit transports.

Together with our customers and partners, we develop new services that support business operations. In addition to transports, we tailor the entire logistics chain, including added value services, from the point of departure to the destination. We are part of VR Group, its growing and developing logistics professional.

Finland is a transit route that brings added value. Reliable cooperation between the railways, freight forwarders, ports and port operators as well as  smooth cooperation with Finnish Customs ensure punctual and reliable transports. The highly advanced transport infrastructure in Finland is also used in transit transports.

VR Transpoint’s long experience in import and export logistics on Finnish railways guarantees that the customer has the best possible partner in import and export traffic between Finland and Russia and the other CIS countries.

Sberbank Leasing
Sberbank Leasing has been providing leasing services in the Russian Federation since 1993. According to the ranking by RA Expert, the company is ranked first among other leasing companies. The company has regional network of 40 branches in major Russian cities and its own shareholder is PJSC “Sberbank”.

Sberbank Leasing provides financing for real economy projects in order to facilitate updating, modernization and extension of fixed assets of Russian enterprises. All kinds of businesses, large, medium and small, feature as company's customers.
United Wagon Company
United Wagon Company is the market leader in innovative railcar building in the 1520 mm gauge area. The holding includes Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, TikhvinСhemMash, TikhvinSpetsMash, NPC Springs, Tihvin Assembly Plant “Titran-Express”, transportation company UNICON 1520 and leasing companies under the brand of RAIL1520. All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology is responsible for the holding’s research and engineering activities. RPC UWC’s service network includes 6 training and over 60 service centres operating at railcar repair depots in the CIS and Baltic States.