XIV international transport and logistics exhibition and conference „TRANSRUSSIA 2009“ - 2

2009 04 24
SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority together with port companies took part in the XIV international cargo transportation, transport and logistics exhibition and conference „TransRussia 2009“, which took place in April 21-24 in Moscow (Russia).
This exhibition is being organized since 1996 annually: there take place the biggest transport and logistics companies as well as transport techniques and technologies companies from Russia, CIS, European and Baltic countries. In this biggest and the most important transport event there totally participated more than 500 exponents from 30 countries of the world. More than 20 thousand specialists visited the exhibition. This year the interest in the event and the flow of visitors was really great.
During the official opening ceremony there took part the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin, who welcomed the participants of the most important Russian transport forum and said that new companies were taking part in the exhibition and stressed the importance of the participation of foreign companies. „In the Russian anti-crisis program transport system is of great importance and I hope that new international transport technologies will help for the implementation of this program and finding of right solutions.“  
In spite of the recession of the world economics, decrease of trade and transportation services that has Russia experienced, it is a huge market generating export and import of goods as well as transit cargo flows. Russian authorities understand the importance of cooperation and integration with transport systems of other countries. Therefore, the participation of Lithuanian transport people in the above-mentioned exhibition is rather significant.
Apart the Minister of Transport of Russia there came to the exhibition and the opening ceremony the Transport Ministers of Latvia and Slovenia, Deputy Mayor of Moscow and other high officers of transport system.
The same as last year, Lithuanian transport system was presented in a big joint stand. Totally in Lithuanian national exposition, located in the area of 135 square meters there took part 8 port companies, AB„Lietuvos geležinkeliai“, Lithuanian national road carriers association LINAVA, UAB „Global Logistic System“.
In the exposition of Klaipėda port there worked SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, AB Klaipėdos jūrų krovinių kompanija (KLASCO), UAB KJKK „Bega“, AB „Klaipėdos nafta“, UAB „Klaipėdos konteinerių terminalas“, UAB „Arijus“, UAB „Baltijos pervežimai“, UAB „BPA“ and other representatives of Klaipėda port companies as visitors.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in the Russian Federation Antanas Vinkus together with transport attaché in the Russian Federation of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Paulius Grubinskas visited Lithuanian stand.
Statistic information:
Russian cargo flows via Klaipėda port:
2006  – 1,3 mil t,
2007 two times more – 3,1 mil t,
2008 – 3,9 mil t.
More information about the exhibition: http://www.TransRussia.ru/
Klaipėda State Seaport Authority 
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