Ruscon, one of Russia’s leading container transport operators, is taking delivery of 20 new trucks at the end of March to service its contract with Hyundai Motors.
The trucks, designed to withstand the sometimes challenging road and weather conditions in Russia, will be dedicated to delivering containers full of CKD parts to the Hyundai Motors factory in St Petersburg.
The new Hyundai HD500 trucks will bring Ruscon’s own fleet in St Petersburg to 54 units, with an additional ten trucks hired as needed.
“The arrival of these trucks is part of the long-term investment program to expand our trucking fleet and other transportation assets in North-Western Russia, ” explains Kirill Bulakh, Director of Ruscon’s St Petersburg office.
Last year Ruscon invested in 224 rail flat-cars in order to run more block trains, including regular intermodal services from the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea to various destinations in the European part of Russia.
The company also runs block trains from Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) in St Petersburg to Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia’s fifth largest city. The trains carry CKD parts for General Motors (Korea) Ltd to a plant operated by Russian motor manufacturer GAZ which assembles the Chevrolet Aveo. The trains also offer capacity to third parties.
Most of the current Ruscon road fleet is used to deliver containers from St Petersburg port terminals to Moscow and other inland destinations in Russia.
Ruscon, part of the Global Container Service (GCS) Group, handles 150, 000 TEU a year and also offers freight forwarding, storage, terminal handling and bonded trucking.
Global Container Service Group
Global Container Service (GCS) has worked successfully in the Russian container market since 1995. Beginning in the liner agency, today it counts among the top ten container transport companies in Russia and the CIS.
GCS belongs to one of Russia’s largest transport holding companies, Delo, which also owns several terminal assets in the port of Novorossiysk.
Presently the GCS Group consists of seven companies in various fields of container shipping such as agency, logistics and terminal operations. It is active in all of the major container ports and provinces of Russia, as well as neighbouring CIS countries and overseas.
In the near future, the group plans to expand further its existing companies and add new ones in order to match the growing demand for professional transport services in Russia, the CIS and further afield. A strategic target of GCS is to triple the volume of revenue and double its container throughput over the next five years. That will be achieved through consolidation of its vertically-integrated systems for seamless delivery of containers to any destination in Russia and world-wide. In embracing that challenge GCS firmly relies on its 900+ staff and close partnerships with leading Russian and international transport companies.
Ruscon is one of the leading transport operators in the Russian container industry today, being the multimodal branch of GCS. Its experienced team, counting more than 700 people in nine offices throughout Russia and CIS, handles almost 150 000TEU a year.
Based on a combination of GCS-owned facilities and cooperation with leading international and Russian logistics providers, Ruscon manages cross-border and cross-continent product flows to and from Russia. The company renders comprehensive solutions in arranging ocean freight, deliveries by truck and train, terminal handling, storage and forwarding