On November, 18, Moscow welcomed the III International Conference “HEAVY RUSSIA 2011” organized by International Business Forum (IBF).
The Conference took place in the Congress-Center “INFOSPACE” in a historical center of Moscow and gathered over 250 delegates from 15 countries: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, China, Turkey, Finland, Belgium and Netherlands. This year event was sponsored by German companies SAL Heavy Lift and Goldhofer as well as AsstrA International Holding. Among our traditional partners was Novorossiysk Port Terminal.
HEAVY RUSSIA is the annual platform which has been more and more popular in professional circles. This year the Agenda gave a wide overview of actual problems of heavy and OOG cargo transportation, delivery to hard-to-reach areas of Far North and Siberia, as well as usage of air and railway transport for carrying project cargoes.
One of the main problems discussed within the framework of the Conference was transportation of abnormal loads to hard-to-reach areas. On average, Russian North falls to share 99% of Russian gas export, 98% of oil, 85% of aluminium, 73% of copper, almost 100% of diamond export, 45% of nickel, 34% of wood, etc. Therefore, Northern areas acquire strategic significance for Russia. Moreover, hostile climate is characteristic of the North. Absolute lacking of year-round transport facilities only adds headache to carriers.
In this respect presentations by Russian companies were of utmost interest. They shared their experience of delivering energy equipment to remote areas of Russia: INSTAR Logistics – for Nyagan SDPP, SpetsTyazhProekt and SibTransservice – for Sayano-Shushenskaya Power Plant, Chandler – for Nizhnevartovsk SDPP.
The relevance of speeches was brought about by a number of innovative solutions applied while delivering these unique cargoes. Thus, INSTAR Logistics faced the problem of a bridge which had to stand overload of 480t. This gave way to an unusual solution – to strengthen the bridge by carbon plastic. This technology is rare in Russia and it was used for the first time for transporting heavy cargoes.
In its respect, Chandler Company designed and built a strengthened pier in Salekhard river port in July-September 2011. It is now capable of handling project cargoes with up to 500t weight. This will allow optimization of cargo delivery to Siberia and Northern Kazakhstan as well as better disposal of Russian-flag vessels.
As for possible ways of delivering cargoes to Siberia, they mainly use river, sea and air transport. The first two are used mainly in summer, whereas air transport is used in winter. Prime cost of air freight turns a kilo of flour into a unit of luxury; furthermore, all transports are weather-bound.
One of solutions to this problem was offered by AUGUR RosAeroSystems – design of a new transport means. This is a combined aircraft which has the best qualities of airships with separate elements of plane, helicopter and air-cushion vessel. This approach enables to preserve unique advantages of airships – long range and lifting capacity, economic and ecological efficiency, and get rid of traditional disadvantages. The project is called ATLANT. Designers implement the entire range of aircraft with 15t, 60t and 170t of lifting capacity with flying range from 1500 up to 5000km. According to a rough estimate, the prime cost of transportation is going to range between 7 and 25 RUB for ton/km depending on the lifting capacity. It is necessary just to find investors who are ready to support this unique Russian project.
In continuation of this topic delegates from STS Logistics presented their view on using aircraft for delivering project cargoes. They told the audience about distinguishing features of heavy transportation by air. The most significant projects – delivery of turbine wheels to Bureyskaya Plant (with a 120t weight and 6.2m diameter), transportation of hydro generator to Boguchanskaya Plant (180t) and delivery of turbine wheels to Kambaratinskaya Plant – aroused everybody’s interest.
Air carriers also play the first violin. The global leader of cargo aviation “Volga-Dnepr” dwelled upon their advantages and experience in the sphere of air delivery of heavy and abnormal cargoes. Their announcement about establishment of “door-to-door” logistics service was interesting to everybody.
The topic of new technologies traditionally takes the definite place at HEAVY RUSSIA events. Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft, the world leader of producing low-bed semi-trailers and modular systems for transporting heavy and OOG cargoes, presented their solutions for complicated and special transport tasks, also under Far North conditions. This topic was also highlighted by Research and Scientific Center “Geotechnologies Spb”. Their speech was devoted to state-of-the-art technologies of surveying roads to check their carrying capacity while transporting heavy equipment.
Everyone marked presentations devoted to railway transportation of project cargoes. In 2012 Russian Railways plan to transfer their specialized fleet of platforms and transporters to “Second Freight Company”. Alexander Tumanov, Deputy Head of Special Transportation Department, RZD, told in details about coming reform. Cooperation with railways and Baltic ports was touched upon by Konstantin Akopov, General Director of CFS Russia.
For the full program and delegate list please visit www.ibforum.ru.
In 2012 International Business Forum is planning to conduct several conferences on heavy cargo logistics: in Odessa (HEAVY BLACK SEA), Riga (Oversize Baltic), Baku (HEAVY CASPIAN) and Novosibirsk (Heavy Lift Siberia & Far East), as well as our traditional Moscow event “HEAVY RUSSIA 2012”. For further information please contact IBF Organizing Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
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New Trends in State Regulation Related to Car Transport of Heavy and Bulky Cargoes
Planned Delivery of Material and Logistical Resources for the Construction Needs of Olympic Facilities
OOG Market as a Boost for Economic Development; Global Experience and Practice of OOG Handling in Russia and CIS Countries
Panel Discussion: Overcoming Bureaucratic and Administrative Obstacles by a Heavy-Lift Carrier
Association of International Road Carriers of Russia
State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
Federal State Institution «Russian Road Service»
Federal Road Agency
Delivering Oversized Cargoes from Europe to West Siberia by Water Transport
Experience of an Area Company on Delivery of Oversized and Heavy Cargoes along Siberia
Panel Discussion: Development of Northern Sea Route for Heavy Transport
Northern Shipping Company
Air Carriage of Oversized Cargoes – Rendering Complex Transport Services
Transportation and Erection of OOG Equipment by Means of Freight Airships; Atlant Project
Panel Discussion: Using Aviation for Project Transportation in Russia and CIS: Experience and Outlook
CTC Logistics * UTair
Volga-Dnepr * Polyot * Vertical-T
Solutions to Complicated and Special Transport Tasks, Including High North Conditions
Hydraulic Systems for Synchronized Lifting and Moving of Heavy Cargoes and Structures
Geo-Radar Method of Surveying Roads for their Carrying Capacity while Transporting Heavy Equipment
Up-to-date Technologies of Strengthening Bearing Capacity of Bridge Facilities
Specialized Wagons for Carrying Strips and Large-Diameter Pipes – New Opportunities for Logistics of Russian Pipe Plants
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Logistics of Wind-Generating Plants. First Experience in CIS. Problems and Outlook.
Inner Waterways used for Heavy Transport
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Mitsui & Co. Moscow
Machine-Building Factory of Podolsk (ZIOMAR)
Taganrog Boiler-Making Works Krasny Kotelshchik
Izhorsk Pipe Plant
Demag Cranes and Components Russland
John Deere Agricultural Holdings
World of Machines (JCB)
ALE Heavylift (Moscow)
Alfons – Koster & Co. GmbH (Germany)
Albacor Shipping (Moscow)
Bellville Rodair International Limited (Great Britain)
Brockmueller Spedition (Germany)
Caspian Development Company Services (Kazakhstan)
CF&S Estonia AS (Estonia)
DHL Global Forwarding (Denmark) A/S
Dealex Transport (Oe?aeia)
DSV Air & Sea A/S (Denmark)
DSV Projects Russia (Moscow)
Express Interfracht Italy S.r.l. (Moscow)
GAC Shipping & Logistics Ltd (Novorossiysk)
IFC COLOS (Kazakhstan)
Independent Energy Company (Moscow)
INSTAR LOGISTICS (Moscow)
Geodis Calberson Rus (Moscow)
Lomer Point Bridge (Kazakhstan)
Mammoet Russia (Moscow)
MECHANIZATION MANAGEMENT 242 (Saint-Petersburg)
Nord-West Wind (Saint-Petersburg)
NORTROP Ltd (Ukraine)
Nurminen Logistiscs Plc (Finland)
ORIENT Logistik (Moscow)
Schenker Deutschland AG (Germany)
Guenter Gauls, Senior Project Manager
Siberia Trans (Novosibirsk)
STS Logistics (Moscow)
Stella Group (Finland)
TIS Group (Saint-Petersburg)
Transafe Logistics (Moscow)
TRANS NAM (Moscow)
Transocean Eesti Ltd (Estonia)
Tricom Freight & Logistics Ltd (Aaiaeaaao)
TTS Liftec Oy (Finland)
UTC Overseas, Inc. (Moscow)
Wincanton NV (Belgium)
Briese Chartering GmbH & Co KG (Germany)
DFDS Seaways (Moscow)
Express Interfracht Italy S.r.l. (Moscow)
FESCO Integrated Transport (Moscow)
Nikolai Mishkin, Chartering Manager
Hecksher Eesti OU (Estonia)
Hoegh Autoliners AS (Saint-Petersburg)
Mann Lines (Estonia)
Project & Project Ltd (Estonia)
SAL Heavy Lift Rus (Moscow)
Scan-Trans Chartering ApS (Denmark)
Stella Group (Finland)
TMBS Logistics (Novorossiysk)
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (Saint-Petersburg)
Wijnne & Barends B.V. (Netherlands)
Transport Board of Olympic Games
FSI Russian Road Service
Ust-Luga Commercial Sea Port
Port of Vyborg
General Representative of German Railways
Beck and Pollitzer (Saint-Petersburg)
100 Tons – Service (Moscow)
Goldhofer AG (Germany)
Nooteboom Group B.V. (Netherlands)
TITAN Special Purpose Vehicles GmbH (Germany)
Volvo Vostok (Moscow)
INSPETSTECHNICS (Agent of GOLDHOFER AG in RF and CIS Countries)
Scientific and Technical Center «Geotechnology Saint-Petersburg»