Since 1997 Firm Rail Service Ltd. is on the forwarding market rendering a whole range of services connected with transit, export, import and domestic transportations of cargo on the territory of the CIS, Baltic states and third countries by rail, sea and multimodal transport.
The company operates under a direct agreements with JSC Russian Railways, Ministry of Ralway of Turkmenistan, Lithuanian Railways, Latvian Railways, our sister companies maintaing direct contracts through out CIS territory. We have a broad network of partners within the CIS, Baltic states and third countries, a large number of agreements are concluded with agents in ports, customs brokers, owners of rolling stock, which makes it possible for us to offer competitive conditions to our clients.
Annual volume of transportations done by Rail Service reaches 2 mln tons. According to the volume of transported goods for several years now the company enters the list of top-10 Russian forwarders.
The list of goods transported by the company is not limited to any specific type of cargo: coal, coke, timber, oil and oil products, metal, grain, food supplies, consumer goods, general cargoes as well as goods transported in containers, including by the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Rail Service has huge experience in organizing special kinds of transportations: transportation of dangerous and outsized goods as well as transportation of goods demanding special conditions during their transportation.
Transporting major volumes of cargo via main international corridors, Rail Service attracts freight to Russian Railways, including the Trans-Siberian Route. Following results of the competitive selection of forwarders providing services on transportation of transit and foreign trade goods in containers on the Trans-Siberian Railway in 2004 Rail Service was granted an honorary diploma as the best forwarder on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Rail Service was noted as the ‘Best freight forwarding company’ during the annual award ceremony ‘Partner of JSC Russian Railways – 2005’.
For several years Rail Service has been the official forwarder for rail transportation of cargoes of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Working on the freight forwarding market the company takes part in various exhibitions: on an annual basis in the ‘Trans Russia’ exhibition (Moscow), ‘CONTEXPO’ (St.Petersburg), ‘Transit Trans Kazakhstan’ (Astana, Almaty), ‘Marine Port China’ (Shanghai), ‘Korea Railways & Logistics Fair’ (Korea), ‘SITL South China’ (China).
Rail Service is an associated member of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportations, member of the European Association of Transport operators.
Rail Service is part of TransInvest Holding having a broad network of subsidiaries and branch offices (about 140 companies) both in Europe and Asia. We rely on well developed partnership connections with local forwarding and logistic companies, which enable us to organize transportations of different complexity practically by any route.
Since 1999 Rail Service is operating the Ostwind train (route: Western Europe – Berlin – Brest – Russia – Kazakhstan – Central Asia - Mongolia).
Rail Service has stable contractual relations on the rail market of China. TransInvest Holding has own representative offices in China, including in strategically important locations (Shanghai, Beijing and Urumchi) and on border crossings with Russia and Kazakhstan.
Due to cooperation with TransInvest companies Rail Service has good market positions in Central Asia and Iran. We acquire following benefits: representatives in all CIS countries, representative office in Tehran with 14 additional offices in major cities and on border stations (Astara, Bandar-Abbas, Julfa, Mashhad, Sarahs, Tabriz etc.). The partner company is a leader on the Iranian forwarding, transportation and logistics market, including international traffic market.
Using advanced software, systems of electronic processing of documentation, information resources of the own Internet site Rail Service provides its customers with prompt informative support on a variety of issues connected with preparation for each concrete transportation, from filing a request and receiving initial consultation and full informative support to follow-up on all calculations for agreed and fulfilled transportations. Since 2004 we offer our customers a possibility to calculate rates for transportation of cargo via Internet.
As its main strategic vectors Rail Service points out increase of quality and broadening the range of services rendered to its customers.