ÖBB Rail Cargo Group continues expansion in Russia – with new management and more transport volume

Andrey Detinkin is now the sole director of Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS. Alexander Baskakov resigned from his position as director of the Russian subsidiary of ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) as of July 30, 2021.

Andrey Detinkin has been working for Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS since its foundation. From 2003 to 2011, he managed the branches in Ekaterinburg and St. Petersburg. In 2012, he was appointed director, and from the end of 2017 to the present day he managed Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS together with Alexander Baskakov. Commenting on the changes, Andrey Detinkin said, “We thank Alexander Baskakov for his great contribution to the development of the company and wish him every success in his professional development.”

Expansion of transit and export container transportation

Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS will continue the course towards the development of transit and export container transportation with its Russian team. More than 60 specialists with a wide experience in rail transportation with all types of vehicles, including equipment for oversized transportations, will work out the optimal transport and logistic solution for their clients in the Europe-CIS-China area. In the near future it is planned to increase the number of trains from Xi'an (China) and some other Chinese cities to the hub in Budapest (Hungary), from where the cargo will be distributed to European cities.

Russia – the bridge between Europe and Asia

With an area about two hundred times the size of Austria, Russia spans two continents. Due to the contrasting landscapes, which are located in different climatic zones and time zones, Russia forms the bridge between Europe and Asia. With its location in Russia, ÖBB Rail Cargo Group also connects Western European economic centers with the countries in South/Southeast Europe, as well as the Asian region.

With four locations in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk, Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS offers rail logistics solutions to Russia, Turkey and as far as China. Along the New Silk Road, RCG handled around 700 trains with a volume of approximately 70,000 TEU in 2020. An expansion to 1,000 trains along the New Silk Road is planned for 2021. 

The Rail Cargo Group in Russia