NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the US, and the EU, has topped the “Best Freight Shipper” nomination in the “Russian Railways – 15 Years Together” Award. The Award Ceremony took place in Sochi as part of the “PRO//Motion.1520” International Transport & Logistics Forum that marked the Russian Railways’ 15th anniversary.
Leading Russian steel, oil and coal companies participated in the competition. The jury commended the positive trend in the development of railway transportation and the dynamic growth of NLMK Group’s shipments. In January-August NLMK’s shipments totaled almost 33.8 million tons, up by 3% YoY.
Sergey Likharev, NLMK Group’s Vice President of Logistics, said: “I would like to thank the Russian Railways for our long-standing partnership. Rail shipments account for over 90% of NLMK Group’s freight shipments. We have created an efficient system of interacting with our partners along the “production – railways – port” chain, which is particularly critical considering the vast geographical diversification of NLMK’s operations and the significant volume of exports. We are planning to continue working on our joint projects in areas of strategic importance for both companies, namely supply chain management and infrastructure development.” (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)