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When Size Matters

Last April, the Port of Rotterdam Authority was present at the TransRussia exhibition, a major event for transport services that attracts leading professionals from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltics. At the event, the most important issues in the development of the Russian transport system were discussed. Olga Fialkina, CEO of SeaNews, shares her vision on trends and discussions that caught her eye at TransRussia.

At TransRussia the full range of industry solutions was demonstrated. From transport and forwarding services to software and equipment for cargo handling. All transport and logistic professionals meet to  network at TransRussia annually. This year the trade figures between Russia and Europe show growth again. Russians are ahead of the world in long distance logistics and accustomed to making transport business unique and specific. Although The Netherlands is just a small country, it is the biggest trading partner of Russia and the Port of Rotterdam develops rapidly. Maasvlakte 2, the expansion of the port of Rotterdam, is a good example of that. Russia can learn from the new technologies that have been applied in the realisation of this project.

In the near future Russia expects to import more automotive, heavy lift cargoes and technology. The export of oil and oil products will increase, whereas cargo owners put into operation new terminals in Ust Luga port, shipping directly to Rotterdam. To learn more about business opportunities and to share experiences, SeaNews and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are planning a special Russian-Dutch Logistic event in Rotterdam by 2014 again.

Olga Fialkina

CEO - SeaNews

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