Information published on 12 February 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 333.

Russian Railways Logistics to Become Olympic Games Consignee

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Russian Railways Logistics, the subsidiary of Russian Railways Holding, has become an Olympic consignee ahead of the 2014 World Winter Olympic Games to be held next year in Sochi, Russia.

In cooperation with the North Caucasian direction of Terminal Warehousing Complex, RZDL is introducing joint inte-grated solutions on receiving and handling cargo at the “Sochinskiy” Olympic terminal yard at Veseloe station on the North Caucasian railway.
In the framework of the above-mentioned services, RZD Logistics will act as a consignee and will also provide freight forwarding and other services including truck forwarding from the warehouse directly to construction sites.

The main role of the “Sochinskiy” freight yard is to unload single-packaged, heavy, long cargo, containers and cement for further shipment to the 2012 Olympic Winter Games sites.

The “Sochinskiy” terminal yard includes fields for unloading long and heavy cargo and containers as well as the shed for single-packaged cargo and the automated warehouse for cement, and all these allow the processing of 170 wagons per day or 3.41 million tonnes per year.

The freight yard’s main facilities are the warehouse for processing single-packaged cargo of over 3,000 sq. m., the loading and unloading and the dead end track of 4.5 km, the concrete passages and fields of over 100,000 sq. m., the automated railroad cement storage of a total capacity of 3,600 tonnes, and the crane runways for five gantries. The “Sochinskiy” cargo yard occupies a territory of about 22 hectares.

(Source: RZD Logistics)