• 17 - 18 November 2014
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On November, 18 the VI Conference «HEAVY RUSSIA» organized by «International Business Forum» (IBF) Company took place in Moscow.

This Conference is the annual platform and this difficult year the forum gathered more than 240 delegates from 17 world countries: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Romania, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Conference General Sponsor title was taken by international logistic operator «GEFCO» – the leader in logistics for industrial companies. The event was also sponsored by «Chandler GmbH», «Instar Logistics», «COMETTO» and German Port of Sassnitz.

Traditionally, the most anticipated and busy discussion was the government regulation of the branch. First of all, this involves terms and procedure of OOG transport permitting, issue of corruption in regulatory authorities, as well as new legislative initiatives. Conference participants could address their questions to the top managers of Rosdormonitoring and State Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs (GIBDD).

In his speech Andrey Chertkov, Deputy Director of Rosdormonitoring, mentioned that the annual damage incurred by heavy cargo carriers to the federal and regional roads amounted to 2.6 trillion RUR. The third of the companies infringe the RF legislation, average overweight during transportation of products being almost half of the admissible value. As a rule, main violators are: vehicles and road trains with five or six axes. In this respect, as a special concession the State will increase permissible load to 44t as of January, 01, 2015. Therefore, according to new regulations the damage will be paid as follows: the fewer “wheels on an axis” – the fewer financial losses of a logistic operator when paying a fine.

Natalya Timofeeva, Chairperson of Oversize, Heavy and Hazardous Cargo Haulers’ Union, replied to these accusations in her speech. In her view, federal and regional highways are in a poor condition only because the “road authorities” themselves do not do anything. It is no good to throw the book at the haulers. The quality of the roads does not meet the needs of the age: GOST in this field hasn’t been revised since the 80s. Nobody cares that the traffic intensity and loads have dramatically changed long ago.

She also added that all innovations considerably worsened the status of carriers and increased the time of getting permits for oversize and heavy cargo transport. Thus, the Order ¹258 by the Ministry of Transport does not give an exact definition of a «cargo name». That is why state officials interprete it in a different way which makes it difficult to issue permits. As reported by her, permits are issued in time only to those intermediator firms which are affiliated with state authorities in any way. Control over driving and driver’s rest is still an outstanding issue. At present, legal requirement to work time logging is of declarative nature. Therefore, there is no tool to efficiently provide for safety compliance supervision both at direct control “on the road” and at road traffic accident investigations.

She also mentioned that the Portal of state services has been out of order since June, 2014. Furthermore, even if the documents were accepted in electronic format, you had to bring the second package of hard copies to GIBDD. It means that the carriers still show notes, certificates, letters of attorney in two formats spending twice as much time.

In his turn, Sergey Tropin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SRO «NPO of contribution to oversize and heavy cargo transportation «Carriers’ Union «Spetstyazhtrans», expanded on possibility of unification of carriers and joint trouble-shooting. As is generally known, a proper state license had been needed for transportation of equipment for oil, gas and chemical works and the energy sector up to 2005. But while preparing for accession of Russia to the World Trade Organization (WTO), licensing of motor transport and many other types of activities was cancelled. Relaxation of control seemed a good benefit for those business owners who wanted to take advantage of the flashing freedom. But the transport contract givers began to exercise non-confidence. Relaxation of state control made a lot of them turn to foreign carriers of heavy loads who work by European regulations and standards and have proper certificates. But non-domestic companies do not wish to see into complex someone else’s rules and hire the same Russian contractors on the territory of Russia for smaller fees. That is why the Russian oversize haulers face a natural issue – how to protect their interests in these conditions? One of the replies, in speaker’s opinion, can be found in the best domestic practices of self-regulation, for instance, in construction or engineering branches.

We have established a good tradition to devote one session to implementation of large-scale projects of the outgoing year. Like never before, this year has been rich in various records and achievements.

Thus, Andrey Kopin, Head of Chandler GmbH Project Department, shared Company’s competence in delivering the extra-heavy outsize equipment for construction of advanced petroleum refining complex at LLC «Lukoil-Volgogradneftepererabotka», Volgograd. Due to weather factors the Company specialists had to take turns to roll the reactors from one barge to another one afloat, using self-propelled modular systems. As a whole, rolling of a single reactor and Ro-Ro unloading took 4 days. The unique operation on this kind of transshipment of 845t and 1.116t reactors was completed in CIS countries for the first time.

Alexey Mamykin, Head of Business Development Department of «Instar Logistics» took the floor to tell about hazards and particular features of moving the large-scale «turn-key» industrial project by the example of the project for Angarsk refinery. Peculiarity of this project was that the experts had to dismantle the hydrocracking and hydrotreatment units at one of the operational refineries in Canada and then deliver it to Angarsk. At that, they had to ship over 150 oversize CLL with a total weight of more than 4000t and the heaviest collo – 430t. The operation was launched in May, 2013 and called for implementation of complex transport and logistic charts and uncommon engineering solutions. Furthermore, you had to consider the financing interruptions, as well as keep in mind the risks brought about by integration of various transport operations and associated fails, such as delays in railway platforms supply or unreadiness of a port to accommodate the cargoes.

The topic of serious heavy-lift-related risks was followed up by Vadim Orlov, Project Director, Equipment Transport and Installation, “Spetstyazhavtotrans” Group. One of the landmark projects of this year was delivery of 15 heavy units to Nizhnekamsk for the residue reduction complex under construction. 4 contractors were in charge of shipping the equipment. As a result, the first crane vessel with the load was three weeks late to Saint-Petersburg, and the second one was record-breaking early for one week. So, the barges failed to unload the first crane vessel and initiate unloading of the second vessel. The Client had to face considerable demurrage of the crane vessels and a risk of missing the navigation. But in spite of all mismatches, the cargo was successfully delivered to the destination point and, what is more, two records were witnessed in Nizhnekamsk on September, 12, 2014. Russian Record and European Record on «River transportation of the heaviest 1377.9t load». The nationwide record on motor transportation of the same cargo was registered on October, 01, 2014.

A specific place at the Conference of 2014 was taken by working in the Arctic and High North. Thanks to mineral deposits and numerous projects on their development and processing this region remains one of the most interesting for project forwarders. At the same time – this is the most “problematic” region, both because of its geographical remoteness and in terms of infrastructure and climatic aspects. Alexander Goloviznin, Director, Logistics and Analytics of “Morstroytechnology”, expanded on all infrastructure projects in the Russian High North and issues faced by companies undertaking cargo transport to this region.

Karen Stepanyan, Director of “Sovfracht-Yamal, followed up sharing experience of working on “Yamal LNG” Project. Among other things he mentioned that despite hopeful announcements of experts on gradual ice clearance in the Arctic, ice formation remains cyclic. In October, 2013 there was clear water not far from Alexandra Island, in 2014 ice formation began in September. Vilkitsky Strait was ice-covered for the whole 2013.

Sponsor of the Conference, the Dutch ZPMC – Red Box Energy Services, represented the project of an ice class vessel of heavy lift type designed for shipping super-heavy and OOG cargoes. In January 2016 two vessels of higher Polar class shall be floated off the Chinese shipyard. They are being built as per the project of Finnish Aker Arctic Technology. It is expected that they will be used for delivering cargoes for construction of “Yamal LNG” natural gas liquefaction plant.

Another topic of 2014 was water transport. Gennady Egorov, General Director of “Marine Engineering Bureau”, highlighted the topic of shipping outsize and heavy loads by domestic water transport. In his view, in spite of active construction of new vessels and barges, we need to intensify the upgrade of river transport as a whole and fleet in particular. To facilitate river shipbuilding we need a ship disposal grant – one-time payment to a shipping company in case of old fleet disposal which may be used only for construction or purchase of a new vessel.

Not for the first time “HEAVY RUSSIA” event touched upon the latest technologies which make the life easier for the forwarders of super heavy loads. Thus, “STS” Company presented solutions for complicated and special transport tasks using professional cargo lifting devices. Of special interest to the delegates was reinforcing of bridge structures. “STS” also shared their engineering solutions in this field.

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9:00 - 10.00
10:00 - 13.00
Session I Analysis of the Current Situation and Outlook for Cargo Base

Volga-Dnepr Airlines

  • Market of Logistic Services under Economic Recession: Results, Expectations, New Challenges and Solutions
  • Igor Pomochilin, Head of Logistics Service

Beluga Projects Logistic

  • Overview of Project Cargo Market Development Prospects for 2016-2018
  • Marat Yarullin, Business Development Partner

Rosatom Branch Center of Capital Construction

  • NPP Construction in Russia and Foreign Projects: Status and Near-Term Outlook
  • Valery Tropin, Director Innovations
10:00 - 13.00
Session II Landmark Projects of 2015

Instar Projects

  • Transporting 4 General Electric Turbines to Yakutsk GRES-2
  • AleksandrShelkov, General Director


  • Water Transportation of 2 Reactors from Volgograd to Mozyr Oil Refinery
  • Oleg Tolochyok, Director
13:00 - 14:00
Business lunch
14.00 - 15.30
Session III Relevant Issues of Bulky Cargo Transportation

Oversize, Heavy and Hazardous Cargo Haulers’ Union

  • Practical Implementation of the Federal Laws, Government Regulations and Orders of the Ministry of Transport in the Heavy Freight Sector
  • Natalia Timofeeva, Chair


  • Delivering Oversize Items through the Baltic Ports
  • Boris Danilevich, Logistics Manager


  • Using Modern Tiedown Systems for Transporting Abnormal Loads
  • VitalyShurygin, General Director


  • Materials Handling Equipment ENERPAC
  • EvgenyDyomin, General Director
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
Session IV Development of Logistics in Siberia and High North Regions


  • Organizing Logistics for the Arctic Projects
  • Vincent Lecot, Transport & Logistic manager
  • Igor Krotov, Shipping Coordinator

Beluga Projects Logistic

  • Transporting Coke Drums for Antipinsky Oil Refinery in Tyumen
  • Sergei Ovsienko, General Director

Aeronautical Center Augur

  • Aerostatic Transport Aircraft of the New Type ATLANT – the Key Element of Innovative Logistics for Hard-to-Reach Areas
  • Mikhail Talesnikov, Development Director
09:00 – 10:00
Coffee break
10:00 - 12.00
Session I


  • Railway Transportation of Project Cargoes. Trends and Outlook
  • Andrei Makarov, Head of Special Transport Department

Instar Projects

  • Unique Process Solutions for Transporting Heavy Loads in Africa
  • AleksandrShelkov, General Director


  • Shipping Oversize Components of Vityaz-M Gantry Crane from the Ports of Gdynia and Volgodonsk to Severodvinsk along the Inland Waterways and the White Sea – Baltic Canal
  • Anatoly Koveza, Head of Project Transport Department

Main Traffic Safety Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

  • Issues of Monitoring Compliance with Overdimensioned and Heavy Vehicles Traffic Rules by State Traffic Inspectorate Subdivisions

Federal Service for Transport Supervision

  • State Monitoring and Supervision of Compliance with Weights and Dimensions of Motor Vehicles
12:00 – 12:30
Coffee break
12.30 - 14.00
Session II Issues of Bulky Cargo Water Transportation

Schenker Logistics Romania S.A.

  • Potential of the Marine Terminal in Constanta Port for Transit Cargoes to Russia and the Caspian Sea Region
  • Martin Bratusa, Senior Consultant

New Technologies of Lifting and Moving Extra Heavy Loads in the Baltic Sea Ports

  • /speaker to be confirmed/


  • Project of Building Special Berth for Delivering Heavy Items for the Needs of FosAgro in Cherepovets
  • AleksandrGoloviznin, Director, Logistics and Analytics

Hoegh Autoliners Agency Russia

  • Ro-Ro Service as the Best Transport Solution for Complex Abnormal and Project Loads. State-of-the-Art Technologies and New Opportunities
  • MaksimLukonin, Sales Director
14.00 - 16.00


State authorities and public associations


  • /list to be confirmed/

Oversize, Heavy and Hazardous Cargo Haulers’ Union (SACTOG)

  • Natalia Timofeeva,Chair

Cargo owners and engineering companies


  • Konstantin Okatyev, Director, Purchasing and Logistics Department
  • Anna Ivanova, Logistics Specialist


  • Irina Kulygina, Logistics Department Specialist
  • Anna Ragulskaya, Head of Logistics Department

South Tambey LNG

  • Igor Krotov, Shipping Coordinator
  • Vincent Lecot, Transport & Logistic Manager

Atom Energo Proekt

  • Ilnur Garaev

Atom Stroy Export

  • Nikolai Kenyaikin, Chief Specialist

ALSTOM AtomEnergoMash

  • Aleksandr Kurguzkin, Head of Logistics Department


  • Andrei Snopkov, Head of International Transport Department


  • Vyacheslav Kornoukhov, Head of Logistics Service

HD Energo

  • Maya Melnikova, Head of Project Support Department

Transport and forwarding companies


  • Aleksei Chernov, Manager, Industrial Projects Development
  • Aleksei Grekov, Key Account Director
  • Andrei Adamov, Operations Director, Projects and Project Solutions


  • Denis Moroz, Senior Logistics Manager

BLG Cargo Logistics GmbH (Germany)

  • Anna Moroz, Development Director

Chandler GmbH

  • Vladimir Nekhvyadovich, General Director


  • Anatoly Koveza, Head of Project Transport Department

Dealex Transport (Ukraine)

  • Denis Chabanov, Project department

DHL Global Forwarding – Industrial Projects

  • Aleksei Slabikov, Director, Project Logistics Department
  • Kristina Grechko, Head of Transport Logistics and Customs Operations Department

Genaker AG (Ukraine)

  • Sergei Antonenko, Head of Project and Outsized Cargo Department

Highland Project Logistics (USA)

  • Natalia Derkach, Business Development Director

JURTRANSA (Lithuania)

  • Leonid Smolnikov, Director

KOG Transport GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Stanislaw Winogradow, Project Manager


  • Rustam Yuldashev, Chair of the Board
  • Oleg Urvan, Head of Project Department

Oy Hacklin Logistics (Finland)

  • Tomas Forsell,Director/Hacklin East

REZONANS (Belarus)

  • Andrei Yurchenko, Commercial Director

Schenker Logistics Romania S.A. (Romania)

  • Martin Bratusa, Senior Consultant
  • Vlad Dobre, Manager Project Logistics


  • Aleksandr Bulygin, Lead Specialist
  • Nadezhda Belashchenko, Executive Director


  • Evgeny Shirobokov, Project Transport Manager


  • Dmitry Shumaylov, Deputy Head of Forwarding Department for Operations


  • Yuri Matveyuk, Deputy General Director

Beluga Projects Logistic

  • Marat Yarullin, Business Development Partner
  • Sergei Ovsienko, General Director
  • Aleksandr Shmelev, Chief Engineer

Benchmark Trading

  • Evgeny Egupov, General Director
  • Nazim Khalilov,Deputy General Director


  • Pavel Ovcharenko, General Director
  • Aleksei Chegodaev, Director
  • Andrei Logunov, Deputy Director

Volgo-Baltic Logistic

  • Evgeny Goldin, General Director
  • Vitaly Zubakov, Deputy General Director


  • Oleg Tolochyok, Director


  • Eduard Shchepkov, Engineering Director

DSV Transport

  • Ivan Martyushov, Head of Project Transport

Instar Logistics

  • Aleksandr Shelkov, General Director
  • Elena Zaytseva, Managing Director
  • Aleksei Mamykin, Head of Business Development Department
  • Mark Baum, Project Manager
  • Aleksei Shramko, Project Manager

Infotech Baltika

  • Yuri Altukhov, Deputy Director, Project Cargo Transportation

Keystone Logistics

  • Dmitry Kotenev, Lead Manager, Project Solutions Department
  • Vitaly Vorobyov, Head of Project Solutions Department

KOG Transport

  • Tatiana Shorokhova, General Director
  • Sergei Luzin, Project Logistics Specialist


  • Sergei Demidov, General Director


  • Eduard Brilyov, Head of Commercial Department
  • Arkady Khublaryan, General Director
  • Georgy Sobolev, Commercial Director
  • Evgeny Butskiy, Head of Oversize Transport Department

Mammoet Rus

  • Igor Chernenkov, Deputy General Director
  • Yuri Popov, General Director
  • Andrei Geykalo, Commercial Director


  • Vladimir Rodygin, Chief Technologist
  • Maksim Smirnov, Head of Oversize Transport Team
  • Evgeny Kozlov, Sales Department Specialist

Sea Tally Service

  • Ruslan Rumyantsev, Director

Militzer & Munch

  • Vladimir Pudov, Lead Project Transport Manager


  • Vladimir Ishutin, Commercial Director

NS Trans

  • Ivan Podluzhniy, Head of Project Transport Department


  • Aleksandr Sinkov, Specialist


  • Konstantin Vorontsov, Director
  • Yuri Stoyanchuk, Chief Engineer


  • Yana Kholostova, Head of Logistics Department


  • Marina Gavrilenko, Project Cargo Manager


  • Mikhail Reshetkov, Director
  • Maksim Savitenko, Deputy Director for Operations


  • Marina Stenina, Director


  • Dinar Pasyev, Director

JV RISING (Belarus)

  • Aleksandr Mashkantsev, Head of Commercial Operations Department
  • Marina Yuntsevich, Head of Oversize Transport Department

Standard Group

  • Ivan Petrov, General Director


  • Dmitry Osinovskiy, General Director

TIS Group

  • Aleksandr Ivanov, General Director

Trade and Transport Company Globus

  • Pavel Peshkov, Director


  • Sergei Moskvin, Executive Director
  • Igor Moskvin, Director

Trans-group SPb

  • Vladimir Smuk, Director


  • Andrei Kolesnikov, General Director
  • Maksim Shadchin, Director, Transport Management
  • Fyodor Babaskin, Head of Haulage Department

Transconsult Brest (Belarus)

  • Yuri Kochurko, Head of Logistics Department

CFS Russia

  • Konstantin Akopov, General Director
  • Leonid Krasnodubskiy, Development Director


  • Anton Malkov, Head of Special Projects Department

Universal Forwarding Agent

  • Igor Alyoshkin, Saint Petersburg Branch Director
  • Aleksei Chernykh, Deputy Branch Director


  • Dmitry Kozhemyako, Deputy Director

Shipping companies and chartering brokers

Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers Inc

  • Vladimir Simonov, Head of Representative Office

BBC Chartering GmbH Bremen (Germany)

  • Thomas Broetje, Managing Director

BBC Chartering GmbH ST Petersburg

  • Sergei Timofeev, Director

Briese Chartering GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Pavel Neiland, Chartering Manager
  • Ilona Lazareva, General Manager


  • Nikolai Mishkin, Chartering Manager
  • Gleb Faldin, Business Development Manager
  • Wojtek Pioch, Russia & FSU Manager


  • Evgeny Kiryushkin, Commercial Director
  • Maksim Lukonin, Head of Sales Department


  • Oleg Kudryashov, Senior Key Account Manager

Nitro Shipping

  • Andrei Ushkalov, Chartering Manager

Ingria Shipping

  • Evgeny Aleksandrovich, Bulky Cargo Transport Manager


  • Leonid Dolgodush, Head of Marketing Department
  • Sergei Kuznetsov, Executive Director

Neva Shipping Company

  • Sergei Smorodin, General Director
  • Mikhail Tishin, Deputy Commercial Director

North-Western Shipping Company

  • Sergei Levitskiy, Chartering Manager


  • Aleksandr Sochin, Head of Fleet Maintenance Department

Aviation sector

Volga-Dnepr Airlines

  • Pavel Kuznetsov, Sales Specialist
  • Igor Piskarev, Sales Specialist
  • Igor Pomochilin, Head of Logistics Service

AirBridgeCargo Airlines

  • Aleksei Zotov, Lead Business Development Manager
  • Vasily Borychev, Lead Import Sales Manager

Aeronautical Center Augur

  • Mikhail Talesnikov, Development Director

UTair – Helicopter services

  • Danila Maltsev, Head of Russian Projects Support Directorate

Railway sector


  • Head of Special Transport Department

Stevedore companies

Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga

  • Lidiya Efremova, Lead Sales Manager

Port of Paldiski (Estonia)

  • Igor Arno, Commercial Director


  • Ekaterina Lykasova, Sales Department Specialist
  • Dmitry Maslenchenko, Sales Department Specialist

Representative Office of Port of Hamburg Marketing e.V. in the Russian Federation

  • Natalia Kapkaeva, Manager

Terminal Tolyatti

  • Aleksandr Suslov, General Director
  • Evgeny Klyunk, Head of Commercial Department

Saint Peter’s Terminal

  • Stanislav Lobodinskiy, Lead Contract Management Specialist
  • Sergei Astapov, Brokerage Department Manager

Fenix (Port of Bronka)

  • Miroslav Russkikh, Head of Sales and Marketing Department
  • Stanislav Naumov, Assistant Executive Director

South river port

  • Aleksandr Iskrin, Commercial Director

Manufacturers of gear and equipment, service companies


  • Elena Mautina, Sales Manager

INDUSTRIE COMETTO SPA, Representative Office in the Russian Federation

  • Ilya Krupin, Deputy General Director

Lifting Products

  • Nadezhda Lokteva, General Director


  • Pavel Pecheritsa, Head of 3PL Section


  • Vitaly Shurygin, General Director


  • Pavel Gusev, Director


  • Albin Radke, General Director


  • Elena Fadeeva, General Director

Industrial assembly and rigging


  • Aleksandr Gaab, Commercial Director

Beck & Pollitzer SPb

  • Chos Adrian Tsezari, General Director
  • Vitaly Sary, Deputy General Director
  • Egor Krysanov, Business Development Manager

Mechanization Directorate VostokNefteZavodMontazh

  • Rustem Mustafin, First Deputy Director – Chief Engineer

Design organizations and research institutes


  • Aleksandr Goloviznin, Director, Logistics and Analytics

TFH Georg Agricola

  • Dr. Stefan Voth, Professor

Mass media


  • Aleksei Bezborodov, General Director

“Moscow” City News Agency

  • Olga Musinova, Senior Correspondent

ProGruz Magazine

  • Maria Bogorodskaya, Correspondent


  • Oleg Tuzikov, Editor-in-Chief


  • Igor Vittel, Channel Anchor


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