InterRail strengthens market position in Russia


InterRail strengthens market position in Russia

St. Gallen / Moscow, 22 June 2015. The two Russian InterRail companies RailService Ltd. and InterRail Trans Siberian Express Service Ltd., both registered in Moscow, are merging.  The new company will operate under the name of InterRail Service LLC; it will be headed Yuri Kulakin, the current General Director of RailService Ltd.
The official start of the new company is scheduled for September.

With the merger of both Russian InterRail companies, customers can be offered even better complex services for the Russian market and for transit shipments via Russia.  Moreover, the merger will further strengthen the market position of InterRail in Russia.  The optimized internal structure and the pooling of logistics services in one hand will provide additional benefits to the customers.

„Merging both companies is part of our business strategy to join forces to make things easier for our customers and partners. Both companies are long-standing service providers with years of excellent experience on the market, and have cooperated intensively already before. Now, they work together on the development of the product portfolio and on cultivating new freight corridors”, says Hans Reinhard, Chairman of InterRail Holding AG.

Apart from the head office in Moscow, the new, amalgamated InterRail Service LLC will operate branch offices in St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg, Ekaterinburg, and Vostochny. In cooperation with the highly developed network of the entire InterRail Group in Eurasia, competitive and reliable logistics services will be offered at all the major traffic hubs and border crossings of the region.

In brief:
The former RailService has been operating in forwarding since 1997. The service palette compromises transit, export, import, and local freight transports via rail, sea, ad in multimodal transport. The former InterRail Trans Siberian Express Service Ltd. (InterRail-TSES) has been in the rail freight market in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic States all the time; it offers integrated logistics solutions that guarantee cost-efficient, smooth, and reliable transportation via the transport mode requested by the customer.

Both companies are affiliates of the Swiss-registered InterRail Holding AG. The special focus of the InterRail group is on the Eurasian continent. Affiliates, branches and offices at 29 locations in 13 countries offer a broad range of services in the rail freight sector. This includes activities in the fields of marketing & sales, freight forwarding, development of rail freight products, the operation of container block trains and of rolling stock as well as rolling stock management. Owing to the close cooperation with other companies of InterRail’s parent company TransInvest, the Group is able to offer the entire range of modern, multimodal logistics solutions across all transport modes.

With any questions, please contact:

Deborah Mueller
InterRail Holding AG
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Zwinglistr. 25
Tel.: +41 71 227 15 63
Fax: +41 71 227 15 30

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