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Sergey Shishkarev, head of the Board of Delo Group, proposed to create a Infrastructure Consumer Council for the Eastern Polygon to discuss openly and effectively the expansion and operation of the polygon.
In his speech at the session of the Eastern Economic Forum “BAM and Transsib: how to build faster?”, Shishkarev noted that the access to carrying capacity is a longstanding debate about the priority’s cargo. At the same time, not only certain categories of shippers, such as coal miners, owners of port facilities and land terminals, and a wide range of consumers suffer from the shortage of carrying capacity of the polygon.
For this reason, according to the head of the Group, when discussing the prospects for the BAM and Trans-Siberian Railroad development it is necessary to take a comprehensive approach that considers the interests of all groups. Must be taken into account the interests of the owners of the cargo base and infrastructure, as well as the long-term prospects of certain cargoes transported via the Eastern Polygon, the capacities of marine terminals for transshipment of these cargoes, and the possibility of exporting these cargoes by the existing fleet of vessels.
The Chairman of the Board also recommended an audit of all programs related to the Eastern Polygon development, due to their diversity and different timing of their adoption, these documents have accumulated a lot of inconsistencies.
“Instead of endlessly arguing, let all of us, the infrastructure consumers of this direction, get together and decide what we lack, what type of cargo to prioritize - coal, containers, or consumer goods. This should be a public organization, providing in a professional community help consumers to agree among themselves and talk to Russian Railways jointly,” stressed the head of the Board.
Sergey Shishkarev also suggested returning to the issue of completing the reform of the railroad industry, which at the beginning provided for the division of competitive and monopolistic activities.
In case of Russian Railways, it may be about the division of railroad infrastructure from the transportation process, carried out on competitive market terms.
According to him, the Russian Railways should deal directly with the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of the railroad, but not participate in commercial projects related to the transportation.
“Investments in infrastructure are paying off, the Delo Group has proven this over its 29 years of existence.
Therefore, we can consider a completely new form of participation in the development of railway infrastructure - a concession agreement,” says Shishkarеv.
Delo Group is Russian transportation and logistics holding, operating its own fleet and 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 Delo Management Company.
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. The shipping business is represented by the Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO), is one of the biggest Russian shipping companies.< Back to list