Third-party logistics division growing at Volga-Dnepr


Volga-Dnepr Group’s says its growing third-party logistics division in Russia and the CIS has organised the delivery of over 190 tonnes of shipments for project engineering company, Telekom-Zapad.

The cooperation started with Volga-Dnepr delivering a shipment of cable samples to Yakutsk in the Russian Far East, located 450 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, using bellyhold cargo capacity of a passenger aircraft.

Transportation of further shipments was completed by road and rail and Volga-Dnepr says it has also provided cargo warehousing, packing and insurance services.

In support of this customer, Volga-Dnepr’s logistics team has so far arranged deliveries over a total combined distance of 71,000 kilometres.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines head of logistics, Georgiy Shklyanik, says: “The customer was satisfied with our service performance for the first shipment and returned to us with a requirement for a series of cable shipments for the Yakutsk Fuel and Energy Company.

“Some 190 tons of cable were carried by road and rail from Moscow to Kysyl-Syr and Bolshaya Markha in the Yakutsk region. Most recently we have arranged the trucking of a  five ton outsize low-voltage switchboard from Minsk, Belarus, to Yakutsk. We are now seeing a growing level of enquiries for our logistics services.”

Volga-Dnepr’s logistics division provides in-house ground logistics support for Volga-Dnepr Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines, and provides direct third party logistics services to outside organisations using all modes of ground transport and services contracted from other airlines.

Volga-Dnepr now works with over 120 sub-contractors in Russia and the CIS and currently serves over 100 customers.