Ruscon, one of Russia’s leading intermodal transport operators, has launched Russia’s first regular intermodal service to carry flexitank containers to Kazakhstan.
In the first quarter 2014, 40 containers arrived from Italy at the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea, but this number is expected to increase progressively over the next few years. From Novorossiysk, the containers are carried on Ruscon flat-car rail wagons into a bonded warehouse run by Kedentransservice in Mangyshlak, Kazakhstan. There the goods are customs cleared and transported by road more
than 360 km to Bautino, a supply and logistics base for the off-shore oil industry in Kazakhstan’s sector of the North Caspian Sea and one of the largest producers of Kazakh oil.
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On this launch service the flexitanks, carried in standard 20ft containers, contain
drilling oil, but Ruscon is sure there is great potential to expand this service.
“We believe that this concept of through-intermodal transportation of liquids and bulk
in containers equipped with flexitanks and liner bags to inland Russia and CIS will
see growing use in the coming years as more investment flows to the regions of
Russia and Central Asia, ” says Mrs Gulvira Duanakulova, who leads the Ruscon
team in Kazakhstan.
“Our service is very cost effective because it allows companies to order only the
quantities they need and have it delivered exactly when they need it.”
Ruscon also deals with the flexitanks after they are emptied, taking them to the toxic
waste processing plant at Zhetibai (about 200 km from Bautino) for recycling.
Ruscon, part of the Global Container Service (GCS) Group, handles over 200, 000
TEU a year and also offers freight forwarding, storage, terminal handling and bonded
Ruscon, the multimodal subsidiary of GCS, is one of the leading transport operators
in the Russian container industry. Its experienced team of approximately 900 people
in 11 offices, throughout Russia and CIS, handles over 200, 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 provides
comprehensive supply chain solutions by arranging ocean freight, deliveries by truck
and train, terminal handling, storage and forwarding.
Global Container Service (GCS) has worked successfully in the Russian container
market since 1995. Beginning as a liner agency, today it is 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.
The GCS Group consists of seven companies in various fields of container shipping
including agency, logistics and terminal operations. It is active in all of the major
container ports and provinces of Russia, as well as in neighbouring CIS countries
The group has ambitious plans to continue to expand its existing companies and to
add new ones in order to meet the growing demand for professional transport
services in Russia, the CIS and further afield.
GCS has announced a strategic target of doubling its container throughput and
tripling revenue over the next five years. This will be achieved through consolidation
of its vertically-integrated systems to enable seamless delivery of containers to any
destination in Russia and worldwide. GCS relies on its 1, 200+ staff and close
partnerships with leading Russian and international transport companies to help it
meets its targets.