Strategic initiatives to introduce integrated transportation products to the market
The Company promotes successful services on the market and introduces new services.
The Transportation and Logistics Business Unit will implement strategic initiatives by 2020 to enhance customer satisfaction, increase the margin per tonne of freight in traditional transportation and expand the Group’s business outside the Russian Federation, including:
- Implementing projects to establish transportation and logistics centres (Kuntsevo–2, Severyanin, Lyublino and Bely Rast).
- Developing transit shipments, including synergy from UTLC; effective interaction with border and customs authorities; sales of transit shipments via the expanding logistics network; developing partnership relations with associated railways, unifying transportation law and closing the gap in tariffs.
- Freight forwarding and integrated logistics (including 3PL and 4PL), including improving the customer focus, proactive sales of services and preparing proposals on supply chain optimisation; transforming the operational model of interaction between Russian Railways, GEFCO and other subsidiaries on the logistics market; unifying processes, creating a common information space, developing IT solutions; active promotion of services within the ‘1520 space’ and related markets; transfer and development of GEFCO logistics technologies within the Group; and close coordination with the development of the terminal and warehouse business.
- Development of container shipments, increased purchases of innovative rolling stock and the consolidation of the all-purpose railcar fleet.
Strategic initiatives being implemented by the Passenger Transportation and Service Business Unit include:
- Starting the design of the project for the Moscow-Kazan High-Speed Railway as well as the development of a project involving high-speed Sapsan trains on the Moscow-St Petersburg and Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod routes as part of which double-decker high-speed Sapsan trains began running between St Petersburg and Moscow on 1 August 2014, making it possible to boost carrying capacity without increasing the number of trains. In addition, marketing measures are being implemented, and the Company sponsors the Russian Railways Bonus loyalty programme.
- Developing the Moscow Transport Hub project