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Asia Forum in Russia 2017

Discussion forum initiated by Schmitz Cargobull on new Russia – Central Asia logistics prospects

Schmitz Cargobull has held a discussion forum entitled ‘Russia – Central Asia: new logistics channels, new prospects’ at the COMTRANS – 2017 international exhibition.

The discussion forum hosts included Boris Billich, Board Member and Sales Director, Schmitz Cargobull AG, and Konstantin Chabounine, Sales Director for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus. Together with additional Schmitz Cargobull country representatives from the regions, they led presentations about market development and opportunities in Russian and Central Asian regions, such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Also presenting were Jan Keulmeier, Head of STB Centre Central Asia at MAN Truck & Bus AG and Anatolij Pinson, member of the Association of International Road Carriers in Russia. Pinson’s presentation discussed the current situation of automobile transport between Russia and Central Asian countries, as well as the prospects for implementation of the agreement within the framework of the SCO (Shanghai Co-operation Organisation). Through the forum, initialised by Schmitz Cargobull, the participating companies have the opportunity to further develop the business for the complete commercial vehicle industry.

Boris Billich opened the Forum, saying: "Today’s logistics industry is changing, and Russia – Central Asia communications are becoming increasingly crucial. Schmitz Cargobull has been actively working in these regions for many years, and our company is ready to provide any assistance or support regarding service and spare parts supply to international carriers. In my opinion, this forum is a great platform for an active partnership, and for communication and sharing of experience with regard to current logistics issues. Our company plans to hold the forum on a regular basis to attract the attention of transportation specialists, logistics specialists and commercial transport manufacturers."

There were extensive discussions around fundamental issues, such as the unimpeded freight transportation via road, the improvement of the highway quality on the Silk Road, and commodity flows with China.

Schmitz Cargobull's forum ‘Russia - Central Asia: new logistics channels, new prospects’ will be held regularly at the COMTRANS Exhibition, and actively expanded to attract more specialists. 

Source: Schmitz Cargobull AG

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