Ruscon adds to container truck fleet to deliver CKD parts to Hyundai in St Petersburg19 March 2013
The trucks, designed to withstand the sometimes challenging road and weather conditions in Russia, will be dedicated to delivering containers full of CKD parts to the Hyundai Motors factory in St Petersburg.
The new Hyundai HD500 trucks will bring Ruscon’s own fleet in St Petersburg to 54 units, with an additional ten trucks hired as needed.
The arrival of these trucks is part of the long-term investment program to expand our trucking fleet and other transportation assets in North-Western Russia.
Last year Ruscon invested in 224 rail flat-cars in order to run more block trains, including regular intermodal services from the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea to various destinations in the European part of Russia.
The company also runs block trains from Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) in St Petersburg to Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia’s fifth largest city. The trains carry CKD parts for General Motors (Korea) Ltd to a plant operated by Russian motor manufacturer GAZ which assembles the Chevrolet Aveo. The trains also offer capacity to third parties.
Most of the current Ruscon road fleet is used to deliver containers from St Petersburg port terminals to Moscow and other inland destinations in Russia.
Ruscon, part of the Global Container Service (GCS) Group, handles 150,000 TEU a year and also offers freight forwarding, storage, terminal handling and bonded trucking.