4th International ACEX Conference Gathered Together Logisticians from All over the World

More than 200 face-to-face meetings between business owners, heads of logistics companies and international networks, two days of face-to-face meetings, 6 round tables discussions on the topical issues of modern logistics; geography of participants - the whole world.

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Top managers of logistics companies from different cities of Russia, China, Japan, India, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Finland, Singapore, Canada, Nigeria, Lithuania and other world countries gathered to discuss business projects in the field of the international logistics on September, 14 - 16 in Sochi.

The International ACEX Conference is held in Russian cities for the fourth time and attracts some hundreds of foreign participants interested in     co-project and cooperation.

The business program of the conference began in the round tables format. The moderators were specialists of international logistics companies in the areas of cargo consolidation, air, rail, sea and multimodal freight, customs specifics, they shared topical logistics solutions and answered participants’ questions.

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The most interesting topics were: 

1. Consolidated cargo flow, aircargo consolidation from China and the USA to Russia

The round table was arranged by Evgeniya Vidulina, Coordinator of the ACEX agency network, and Andrey Baranov, Development Director of FANS TRANS.

"The first project on the air cargo consolidation between logistics Alliance members was successfully launched in early July this year," says Evgeniya Vidulina. The result of the transportation was a reduction in freight logistics costs and a more profitable offer to the client." According to the second moderator of this round table, Andrey Baranov the partners were interested in the possibility of establishing such service with other countries during the face-to-face meetings.

2. Advantages of LTL delivery from China. LCL deliveries from Turkey to Russia via Novorossiysk.

The round table moderator Alexey Nadzhar, CEO of Atlantic Cargo, drew attention to the delivery time, which is observed in 95% cases, low and controlled risks in the transportation and to the favorable terms for representatives of small and medium businesses.

3. Business development, joint products and the sales of the partners in different countries and regions, cooperation in alliances.

This round table was arranged by Ken Singh, president of the International Alliance CargoPartnersNetwork , Canada, that includes more than 200 companies, and Eugene Apasov – head of the company ACEX in Saint-Petersburg, that has a long-term experience in the organization of International Alliance GFFG. 

The speakers drew attention to the fact that interaction and cooperation within such structures lead to long-term business and partnership relations, which in their turn promote to the launch of new projects.

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4. LCL Sea Groupage Services from China to East & West Russia and by Road via Baltics. 

Christian Natale, representative of Global World Network – network, specialized on the cargo consolidation, talked about the increasing of commodity turnover through the Baltics ports, and also determinate China as a main partner of goods’ export and import in Russia.
Constant growth of volumes allows to develop the service of consolidated cargo from China to Russia, using the Russian seaports and increasing their potential ", - Mr. Natale thinks.

5. Novorossiysk Sea Port. Possibilities and perspectives. 

Moderators of this round table, Denis Bobrakov, Commercial Director of BSSS company  and Airat Bilalov, CEO of PSG company, discussed with participants the infrastructure and port’s particular features.

"We are going to launch the joint projects through the port of Novorossiysk", - Himadri Pattanaik, Asset Management Chairman of Exim Logistics, India shares his impressions of the conference. Many of our customers import Russian raw materials to Calcutta, so we are working with BSSS on the project for the anthracite transportation ".

6. Customs clearance in Russia, new Code of EES.

Georgy Vlastopulo, CEO of Optimal Logistics was an expert in this topic for Russian and foreign participants.

The topic of customs clearance in Russia is always relevant, - Melis Oman, Development Director of Airon Logistic, Turkey comments. The procedure for export and import registration in Russia is characterized by certain features that simplify the work with customers, and shorten the delivery time."

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The second part of the day was devoted to face-to-face meetings. Such format is familiar for international conferences abroad and it is the new one for Russian participants. Partners work in a very active regime, in which meetings are held in the mode of 20-minute slots, allowing to organize the maximum number of negotiations in a short time with the greatest efficiency.

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There were only 20 minutes of direct negotiations with the first persons of the companies that make decisions and here you can find the first results:

BSS got the new partners in Singapore, that are ready to transfer their cargoes to the port of Novorossiysk, a joint cargo delivery to Israel from Uzbekistan is also planned, new projects on sea shipments will start between the companies of Azerbaijan and China, Nawinia plans customs clearance and transportation of goods from Finland based on the results of face-to-face meeting with Optima Freight, the project of AMTEK with a container train through Mongolia is at the stage of realization, sending to India will be organized between the Turkish company and the Russian leader in the e-commerce field Boxberry, company AGGL, Azerbaijan and RusTrans, Russia, are preparing a joint project from Ulyanovsk to Baku, the batch of 50 containers per month is launched under the new cooperation with FANS TRANS and Boxline UCL.

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The third day of the conference was devoted to an informal program with an excursion to the ski resort, Krasnaya Polyana and the longest suspension bridge Skypark, where the most daring participants made an extreme jump over the mountain river from a height of 207 meters.

The event was held at a high international level, all participants noted an interesting business program, a rich informal communication and a clear organization. The conference was attended by representatives of the federal media that broadcasted the video on Russia 1 channel, according to the results of the conference.

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