Title: Trends of freight transportation in North-West Russia in 2010s
Authors: Ville Henttu; Marina Karamysheva
Addresses: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Kouvola Unit, Prikaatintie 9, FI-45100 Kouvola, Finland ' Lappeenranta University of Technology, Kouvola Unit, Prikaatintie 9, FI-45100 Kouvola, Finland
Abstract: Transportation plays major role in global scale economics. Transportation volumes have increased steadily during the last decades, which increase the importance of efficient and competitive transport sector in both global and local level. Russian Railways launched Reform Programme in 2003, which aims at more competitive and private rail transport sector in Russia. The programme has led in increasing need for wagon leasing especially for small and medium sized enterprises, which are not able to fund their own rail fleet. Statistics review shows that major amounts of bulk and containers are transported by rail from and to seaports situated in North-West Russia. There are major investments in North-West seaports aiming at higher capacity levels so that Russia could import/export more freight without using other countries for transit traffic. Increased amounts of bulk and container transported through seaports also increase the demand of rail transportation in Leningrad and St. Petersburg regions.
Keywords: freight transport; railways; seaports; Russia; rail transport; wagon leasing; small and medium sized enterprises; SMEs; bulk transport; container transport.
International Journal of Procurement Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.6, pp.666 - 683
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