Uralchem and Russian Railways sign transportation deal

11 October 2013 21:18  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Russian fertilizer producer Uralchem announced on Friday it has signed a two-year agreement with Russian Railways to improve transportation efficiency.

Uralchem officials said the agreement will help increase the ability to move raw materials to and finished product from the producer’s plant in Kirovo-Chepetsk.

The two entities have agreed to combine their efforts towards such priorities as faster movement of railcars and establishing the automation of the processing system for rail shipments.

Kirovo-Chepetsk plant director Sergei Momtsemlidze said the railroad company has always been one of Uralchem’s most important and reliable partners and the new agreement only furthers the efforts of both companies.

The fertilizer producer is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate in Russia and ranks second in global production of ammonium nitrate.

“The most important area of work is the creation of a system allowing acceleration of transportation of the consignor’s car within the Russian Railways network," said Vsevolod Kovshov, Uralchem director of transportation. "Our cooperation will also improve planning efficiency and traffic coordination.”

 

 


By: Mark Milam



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