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Schenker creates Russia distribution network

Schenker creates Russia distribution network

   Schenker is building a scheduled distribution network in Russia with connections being established between the 20 biggest cities covering the European part of Russia, plus Ural and West Siberia areas.

   Between the cities of St. Petersburg, Kazan, Rostov-na-Donu, Samara, Volgograd and Krasnodar, the operations will start this month. Schenker said that Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, Ufa, Saratov, Perm and Ekaterinburg will be added to the network later this year.

   The Russian Schenker subsidiary Schenker Ltd. is opening a new distribution center of more than 5,000 square meters in Moscow, which will operate as the main hub for the distribution network and for cross docking.

   “Our customers expect increased investment in modern high technology infrastructure that will allow logistics to be run to Western standards. In Russia, there is a giant sleeping market that is waiting to be kissed awake,” said Thomas Held, chairman of the management board and chief executive officer at Schenker.