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    Eurasian Transport Hub for the Silk Road Economic Belt to be Built in Outskirts of Moscow

    By Marina Romanova Russia and Kazakhstan plan to build a 400,000 TEU international logistic center ‘Central Dry Port’ in Moscow suburbs, Russian daily Kommersant reports. Russian firm Coalco Development and KTZExpress, subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s Railways, signed an agreement on this project on October 5th. The construction site of the logistics hub handling containers passing along[…..]

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    Electronic Document Interchange: International Experience

    By Paul Sprague For quite some time, there has been a movement in Europe and the United States towards creating an electronic document interchange (EDI) between companies that would reduce cost and improve accuracy in the long term. This movement was started with the implementation of communication standards in the mid 1980’s followed by legislative[…..]

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    Siemens to Become One of the Biggest Investor in Russian Economy

    Oct. 19 – German engineering and industrial giant Siemens AG will spend €1 billion (US$1.37 billion) on projects in Russia over the next three years, Peter Löscher, head of the board, said on Monday. Russia’s energy sector will get the bulk of investment – around €700 million, with €400 million to be invested in a[…..]

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    Russia to Use Foreign Ports to Export its Grain

    Aug. 29 – Russia may have to use ports in the Ukraine and the Baltic States to export as much as 23 million metric tons (mmt) of grain if harvests continue to be strong this season, ZAO Rusagrotrans, the country’s biggest carrier of cereals by rail, said in a recent statement. “Russia’s ports and railroad[…..]

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    Russian Railways to Expand to Europe

    Aug. 24 – The state monopoly Russian Railways is considering buying a controlling stake in Zeleznica Spolecnost Cargo Slovakia from its parent company Slovak Republic Railways, Russian Railways Vice President Salman Babayev told reporters on Tuesday. Babayev said that Russian Railways also had bid for Poland’s PKP Cargo, Europe’s No. 2 rail freight carrier. PKP[…..]

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    European Commission May Ease Travel to EU for Kaliningrad Residents

    Aug. 1 – Residents of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad may soon be able to visit relatives and do business in the European Union border region with special permits for regular crossings, instead of visas, under a proposal unveiled by the European Commission on Friday. The European Commission has proposed allowing the states bordering Kaliningrad[…..]

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    South Korea to Enter Russia’s Far East Air Transportation Market

    Jul. 11 – South Korean Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) and Khabarovsk Airport has signed a strategic partnership agreement, the airport reports. According to the agreement, state-run IIAC acquires 75,028 additional shares – 10 percent of authorized capital stock – of Khabarovsk airport of Russia’s Far East city of Khabarovsk. The agreement has been signed[…..]

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    Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus Customs Union Opens Borders

    Jul. 4 – The last customs offices between Russia and Kazakhstan were closed on July 1, 2011, as a new international free-trade zone comes to fruition. The customs union (CU), which includes Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, removed the last internal customs controls at their borders on Friday. Customs control on the inner borders of the[…..]

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    Arctic Port of Dudinka Resumes Operations after Spring Flooding

    Jun. 8 – Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel resumed shipments from its Arctic port of Dudinka after flooding prompted a seasonal halt. The port of Dudinka, the company’s main export outlet, resumed its operations on Sunday, Norilsk said in a press release. Suspension of loading operations at Dudinka takes place annually in May and lasts[…..]

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    Russians to Send Oil to China via Northern Sea Route

    Apr. 21 – OAO Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipper, and OAO Novatek will send 3-4 cargo of gas condensate on a second voyage across the so-called Northern Sea Route rather than the Suez Canal, a senior Sovcomflot official said on Wednesday. Last August, Sovcomflot shipped a high-tonnage Aframax tanker with 70,000 metric tons of condensate cargo[…..]

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