Russian Railways supports creation of platform for effective interaction of transportation players
Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways, has held a meeting with the object of attracting additional freight volumes to rail transport.
Taking part in the meeting, which was held at the Company's headquarters in Moscow on 5 February 2016, were shippers and operators of rolling stock.
The head of Russian Railways said that the success of each and every player in the transportation process depended on mutual understanding and the united efforts and synergies arising from joint and coordinated work.
"It is necessary to combine the possibilities of companies involved in freight forwarding, carriage, transport and logistics in order to reduce costs and to fight together for freight," said Oleg Belozerov.
The meeting addressed questions on increasing technological efficiency and customer orientation and reducing the tariff burden on shippers.
According to Oleg Belozerov, this was the best moment to offer customers new logistics services because industrial companies were now seeking to optimise the transport component in the price of products.
The use of a flexible pricing policy helps to attract freight from alternative modes of transport. It has also been shown that the right to change the level of tariffs for freight transportation services within price limits, as provided by Russian Railways, is effective. Work is currently ongoing to improve this mechanism.
Oleg Belozerov supported the initiative of shippers to create an effective platform involving all actors in the transportation process to address operational issues in railway transport. The initiative's work should be carried out on a regular basis.
"I'm interested in all your proposals. If something depends on Russian Railways, we will consider it and we will fight together for the development of effective solutions," said the Company President.