New ERAI Index. Experts Opinion on the Gudok Pages
Russian Railways has announced the implementation of the ERAI (Eurasian Rail Alliance Index) into practical operation. The new instrument should increase the cargo owners’ awareness about the possibilities of infrastructure and pricing visibility in key areas of transit rail transport. It is also assumed that the new index will contribute to a serious increase in the volume of transit traffic and to receive long-term financial and economic effects for cargo owners.
‘’Gudok’’ newspaper was interested in the heads of leading logistics companies opinions about the implementation of the ERAI index, but their thoughts were divided.
Miroslav Zolotarev, Board Director of the First Worldwide Logistics Alliance ACEX, positively commented on the ERAI implementation, but he noted it is necessary to extend the index to other transit corridors and display the situation on the network in real time to receive objective information.
Read this and other comments of market experts in the full version of the "Gudok" newspaper’s article, in the issue No. 165 dated 09/18/2018
The ERAI index is a composite indicator of the cost of transit container traffic in the Eurasian railway corridor at the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union countries in the China - European Union and European Union – China destination.