The second international conference «HEAVY RUSSIA» took place in Moscow on 19th November 2010.
This event was devoted to transport and forwarding of cargoes, tariffs and State regulation, logistics of freight stations, transport junctions and terminals – in other words, everything that has to do with transport branch and calls for constant perfection.
«HEAVY RUSSIA» gathered together both shippers and carriers: forwarding and transport companies. More than 180 delegates from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Romania and Turkey attended the conference. Also representatives of State Authorities, public unions, air companies, insurance and leasing companies, research and design institutes as well as ship owners and freight brokers took active part in networking.
Chandler Group has kindly agreed to become General Sponsor for the event, whereas AsstrA Forwarding AG, Volvo Vostok and Russian Navigation Technologies sponsored separate sessions. Among our partners there were Novorossiysk Port Terminal and VARAMAR. Media support was provided by Transport of Russia, AVTOTRANSINFO, Loglink.ru and InfraNews Agency.
The conference was opened by Mr. Vladimir Nekhvyadovich, General Manager of Chandler Group, who told the attendees about application of latest technologies for shipment of heavy/out-of-gauge loads and forward-looking developments. Chandler Group is one of the leaders in heavy logistics market which has a rich experience in the most difficult kinds of transportation. In his speech Vladimir cited certain examples of how a weak or dilapidated bridge may be a serious hindrance for letting through multi-axle vehicle carrying extra heavy equipment. That is why, in order to reduce stress on pavement and supporting abutments, we need to use various combinations of module trailers and latest bed-type hydraulic systems. Also Mr. Vladimir Nekhvyadovich spoke about safety of control systems applied at transport, handling and storage of high-tech equipment.
General Manager of AsstrA Forwarding AG Mr. Oleg Germanovich presented his speech «Combined delivery of heavy and oversized cargoes with loading on railway». Showing real examples of heavy shipments performed by AsstrA Forwarding AG, Oleg described schemes, estimates and particulars of routes and transportation of given types of cargoes.
Alexei Bezborodov, General Manager of InfraNews Agency made his own outlook for fitting platform market till 2015. The topic is actual taking into account the fact that large volumes of cargo lots are carried in containers.
Russian companies are traditionally interested in experience of their CIS colleagues; therefore we invited the leading Ukrainian transport operators as speakers. Roman Volovik, Forwarding Department Manager of INSHI MEREZHI Ltd spoke about Ukrainian experience of out-of-gauge transportation dwelling upon challenges and outlook for motor heavy transport. Then, Alexander Varvarenko, director of VARAMAR, highlighted shipment of heavy and oversized cargoes through Black Sea ports.
Another session was devoted to motor transportation. «State regulations for motor transportation of heavy and oversized cargoes» by Konstantin Ugarov, Director of Russian Road Service, was especially interesting for the attendees. He dwelled on carriers’ responsibility and illegal transportation of abnormal loads which often leads to serious accidents. He also told that in near future electronic registration system will be implemented for this sector of transportation.
The topic was developed by Alexander Merzlikin, department head of Russian State Road Research Institute who made a speech about design of special projects for heavy haulage via Federal roads. Lev Shoikhet with International Motor Carriers Association also made a final contribution to the theme presenting his report about improved process of issuing special licenses for heavy transportation in Russia.
Volvo Vostok made a presentation about complex transport solution by Volvo for heavy-lift and dimensional cargoes. Today this company has its own production sites in Russia and offers not only best-quality trucks and spares but also a number of tailor-made services, such as drivers’ training, Call Center and interactive transport data system DynaFleet.
Alexei Polyanskikh, head of direct sales of Russian Navigation Technologies touched upon application of satellite technologies for safety and monitoring of heavy transportation.
The last session was comprised by specially focused engineering reports. Research Institute of Railway Transport made a presentation about requirements to safe fastening of heavy-lift cargoes on railway platforms. In turn, Mr. Oleg Karpovich with Central Research Institute of Marine Fleet told about the same requirements on vessels.
Of great significance was presentation of first professional edition «HEAVY LIFT Russia», magazine in the Russian language dedicated to heavy transportation in Russia and CIS.
The Organizing Committee has already begun preparation for the next-year conference. Right now we plan to extend the geographical presence of our delegates and cargo owners. Experts engaged in heavy railway transportation from CIS, Baltic and Eastern Europe will also be invited.
10.00 Chairman’s welcome: Alexei Chalikov, Organizing Committee, IBF
10.05 Application of Latest Technologies for Shipment of Heavy/Out of Gauge Loads and Forward-Looking Developments
Vladimir Nekhvyadovich, General Manager, CHANDLER SHIPPING
10.25 Readiness of Port Facilities for Handling Oversized Cargoes: Russia, Baltic and CIS in Comparison
Alexei Bezborodov, General Manager, INFRANEWS Agency
10.45 Simulation in Heavy and Oversized Transport Logistics
Andrei Khlus, Executive Director, Supply Chain Manager, Ernst & Young CIS
11.30 Design of Special Projects for Heavy Haulage via Federal Roads
Alexander Merzlikin, Department Head, Russian State Road Research Institute
11.50 Improved Process of Issuing Special Licenses for Heavy Transportation in Russia
Lev Shoikhet, Deputy Director Transportation Management, International Motor Carriers Association
12.10 Complex Transport Solution by Volvo for Heavy-Lift and Dimensional Cargoes
Anton Zhelapov, Chief Commercial Officer, VOLVO Vostok
12.30 Satellite Technologies Applied for Accident Prevention and Regulations of Heavy Transportation
Alexei Polyanskikh, Direct Sales Manager, RUSSIAN NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES
14.05 Shipment and Erection of Oil, Gas and Chemical Equipment by Means of Thermal-Ballast Airships
Roman Yurchenko, Commercial Director, METAPROCESS
14.25 Requirements to Safe Fastening of Heavy Loads on Vessels
Eugene Karpovich, Lab Manager, Central Research Institute of Marine Fleet
14.50 Design of Floating Crane Facilities and their Application in Marine Operations
Vladimir Matveenko, Leading Project Engineer, CDB CORALL
15.20 Out of Gauge Transportation. Ukrainian Experience
Roman Volovik, Manager, Forwarding Department, INSHI MEREZHI Ltd
16.30 Requirements to Safe Fastening of Bulky/Heavy-lift Cargoes on Railway Platforms
/TBD/ by Research Institute of Railway Transport
16.50 Combined Delivery of Heavy and Oversized Cargoes with Loading on Railway
Oleg Germanovich, General Manager, AsstrA Forwarding AG
ALSTOM Power Stavan
Demag Cranes and Components Russland
Mikhail Poturemsky, General Manager
GAZPROM Shelf Extraction
Izhorsky Pipe Plant
John Deere Agricultural Holdings
ROSNEFT Oil Company
Shtokman Development AG
Taganrog Boiler-Making Works Krasny Kotelshchik
United Metallurgical Company (OMK)
Transport Board of Olympic Games
Federal Enterprise Russian State Road Research Institute
Federal Road Transport, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
AsstrA Forwarding AG
AsstrA Poznan (Poland)
BLG Cargo Logistics GmbH & Co KG (Germany)
BRAZIS INTER LOGISTIC
CF&S Estonia AS (Estonia)
Chandler Shipping Spb
Chandler Shipping Moscow
CRUZ Logistics LLP (Kazakhstan)
DHL Global Forwarding Russia
GAC Shipping & Logistics Ltd
Global Swedish Freight Solutions AB (Sweden)
Gun Shipping Ltd (Turkey)
Hermes Ltd (Poland)
INSHI MEREZHI Ltd (Ukraine)
Jenty Spedition (Belarus)
Largus Logistics Ltd
LOGIS NEFTEGAZ SERVICE
Magistral Armaturen Ltd
Mechanization Management 242
Moscow Cargo Agency
Panalpina World Transport
Polar Logistics Projects Oy
Railion Russija Services (DB Schenker)
RIVEST TRANS SERVICE
TAT Special Transport
TMBS Logistics Ltd
VanBetra Projekt GmbH
BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Beluga Chartering GmbH (Germany)
Beluga Projects Logistic CJSC
Combi Lift GmbH (Germany)
K/S Combi-Lift (Denmark)
Lion Shipping and Chartering SRL (Romania)
Northern Shipping Company
Top Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd (Ukraine)
Volga-Baltic Logistic Ltd
AVIACON Air Cargo
The Port of Vyborg
Novorossiysk Port Terminal
Nooteboom Trailers Occasion Sales B.V.
Russian Navigation Technologies
TII-Sales (Scheurle, KAMAG, NICOLAS)
Central Research Institute of Marine Fleet
Ernst & Young CIS
Transport of Russia
International Motor Carriers Association