On the 22nd of October 2020 on the sidelines of the international transport and logistics forum PRO // Dvizhenie1520 Delo Group and JSC Russian Railways signed an Agreement on Cooperation in the Organization of Railway Container Transportation. The document provides for long-term cooperation between the monopoly and the largest transport and logistics holding with the aim of developing rail container traffic and ensuring the global competitiveness of the Russian transport system, increasing the volume of rail container traffic, including transit, developing the infrastructure and security of container traffic, increasing the digitalization of the industry and improving the quality of customer service.

The agreement assumes cooperation between the parties in the implementation of the Long-term Development Program of JSC Russian Railways until 2025, taking into account the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2030.

The companies will carry out coordinated work in the international container market to promote Russian transport services and increase loyalty to rail container transportation throughout the 1520 network.

The Agreement was signed by Sergey Shishkarev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delo Group, and Oleg Belozerov, General Director and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways.

Sergey Shishkarev noted: “Our close cooperation with Russian Railways, consolidated by the acquisition of PJSC TransContainer by the Delo Group last year, has received a logical continuation.

The Agreement we signed with Oleg Valentinovich Belozerov will allow for better coordinated work to promote Russian services on international platforms, which, ultimately, will have a beneficial effect on the further growth of the Russian economy.

I consider it important to optimize the technological and informational interaction between our companies, it will significantly speed up the decision-making and response processes. In addition, the Agreement will help us to interact on a number of key issues, including joint projects, infrastructure development and development of new technological solutions”.

About the company

Delo Group  is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, managing sea container terminals in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, a network of railway container terminals, a fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The parent company of the Group is LLC MC Delo, 70% of which belongs to the founder of the Group, Sergey Shishkarev, and 30% belongs to the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.

The Group's stevedoring business includes DeloPorts holding and Global Ports, a leading container terminal operator. The transport and logistics business of the Group is made up of the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the intermodal container operator TransContainer that owns and operates the largest fleet of containers and flatcars over the entire 1520 standard railway network.

Russian Railways is a Russian state-owned vertically integrated company, owner of public infrastructure and the largest carrier of the Russian railway network. Formed in 2003 on the basis of the Ministry of Railways of Russia. 100% of the shares are owned by the Russian Government.

One of the three largest transport companies in the world. The largest employer in Russia. Russian Railways provides transport services in 77 out of 85 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Russian Railways accounts for over 27% of the passenger turnover of the entire transport system of Russia and over 45% of its turnover.