"We are ready to provide environmentally friendly transportation of solid waste,"
says CEO of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov
OJSC Russian Railways is ready to become one of the links in the chain of waste
transportation and ensure its environmentally-friendly transportation.
This was stated by Oleg Belozerov, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways,
who was speaking at the session "The Environmental Image of the Russia’s Future:
Prospects and Goals" at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi on 15 February 2017.
According to the head of Russian Railways, the railways are the most suitable mode
of transport to carry out this function since significant volumes of traffic are involved.
In addition, such rail transportation is convenient for urban agglomerations, since
they reduce the traffic on main roads and are as environmentally friendly as possible.
Oleg Belozerov cited estimates by the International Energy Agency and the International
Union of Railways, according to which Russian Railways is the most energy efficient
and environmentally friendly railway company in the world. The Company transports
more than 86% of its freight and 85% of its passengers using environmentally-friendly
The head of Russian Railways said that the Company was currently working on a technology
for transporting solid waste over long distances in intermodal containers. In his
opinion, in order to realise this option, concerted joint actions on the part of all
the participants along the chain, including the regions, are needed.