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Measures on increasing competitiveness of shipments via Transsiberian corridor to be discussed during CCTT meeting in Ekaterinburg

Measures on increasing cargo delivery competitiveness via Trans-Siberian corridor will be discussed during the XXIII Plenary Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT), which will be held on September 4-5, 2014 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

The meeting will be attended by over 200 delegates from 25 countries: heads and representatives of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, Federal Customs Service of Russia, Federal Tariff Service of Russia, CIS, Baltic, European and Asian Railways, sea ports of Germany, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and China, sea shipping companies, international transport organizations including Organization for Railways Cooperation, International Union of Railways, International Rail Transport Committee, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, FERRMED, European Intermodal Association, national and international associations of freight forwarders, leading transport and logistics companies.

Participants will address issues related to development of railway infrastructure of the Trans-Siberian transport corridor, harmonization of the international legal framework, optimization of rail fleet management, increasing efficiency of dispatchers and car builders. Meeting attendees will also discuss operating data of the sea ports, members of CCTT, including cargo turnover, capacity, and interaction with railway authorities when organizing multimodal supply chains. RZD Logistics will present its current projects in the framework of discussion session dedicated to ensuring the effectiveness of intermodal container traffic on the Trans-Siberian route: integrated services and technology, forming new transport and logistics services.

According to the organizers a number of logistics sector experts will discuss the key issues related to transportation via Trans-Siberian railway including integration of rail and sea routes, the role of Trans-Siberian railway within the Euro-Asian transport network and development of Trans-Siberian services in the current economic conditions.

The decisions taken during the XXIII Plenary Meeting of the CCTT will provide the basis for service improvement on Trans-Siberian transport corridor and TSR development.

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