Petr Baskakov, OJSC «TransContainer»
This year OJSC «TransContainer» takes part in the International Railway business forum «Strategic Partnership 1520: Central Asia» for the 3rd time.
We have a proven track-record of cooperation with all the leading players on the container transportation market in the region. Last year our company has made a strategic move in this direction: JSC «Kedentransservice», a leading terminal operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan, complemented our group structure. Now we can see that integration of two companies’ assets and complementary skills in managing rolling stock and terminal facilities allow us to achieve significant synergy, to improve quality of our container transportation services and to contribute the business success of our partners and clients in Kazakhstan.
The unlocking of potential of transit rail transportation, especially on the Kazakhstan-Russia-Belorussia route, may become a very important factor of further development of the rail container market not only in the Central Asia.
The emerging of the Customs Union , as well as an accelerated development of inner regions of China create necessary economic conditions for the development of the railway transportation between the Central China and the Central Europe which may be competitive form the point of view both of timing and pricing. Hence, being the largest container operator JSC TransContainer supports the initiative of Russian Railways, Kazakh Railways and the Belarusian railway to establish a unified transportation and logistics company which could provide the clients with high-quality through services in transit corridor Dostyk-Brest.
I hope that these and other important problems will be discussed in detail and solved within the framework of the opening forum.
OJSC «TransContainer» General Director Petr Baskakov