Yusen Logistics Expands Automotive Operations in Russia
Yusen Logistics has announced the expansion of its operations in Russia, with the opening of a new office at Togliatti.
Home to one of the world’s biggest automotive plant - the Renault Nissan AVTOVAZ assembly plant - with over 140km of production lines and the capacity to produce over a million cars per annum, Togliatti is at the very heart of the Russian car industry.
The surrounding area is also of vital importance, with over 800 first and second tier suppliers located within a 200km radius, including Ulyanovsk and Dimitrovgrad.
Dennis Pastukhov, Commercial Director, Yusen Logistics Russia, commented: “We are seeing major increases in demand for high quality supply chain solutions for the automotive industry and this new office at Togliatti represents the next step in our development to serve this key sector.”
Yusen Logistics is offering the following logistics services to the domestic automotive market in Russia: road freight to and from Togliatti; air freight services including final mile solutions, Inland port bonded and non-bonded transit operations, cross-docking and distribution services
Yusen Logistics is also offering international line haul solutions including: ocean freight forwarding via Novorossiysk, St. Petersburg, Nakhodka and the Baltic states including Finland; air freight solutions via Moscow and the Samara region, centred on Kurumoch airport, 60km from Togliatti and road freight services via Moscow and Smolensk.
The new operation builds on Yusen Logistics’ current infrastructure in Russia, where the company operates 11 sites, including 30.000 sq. m of warehousing, container sites and a fleet of trucks and container chassis.