The international transport and logistics company now offers its customers land transports to all regions of Russia, securing the delivery of general cargo across the world’s largest country with its new and exclusive partner JDE (Zheldor Ekspeditsiya). The general freight carrier JDE has one of the largest domestic networks in the country with 244 locations in Russia alone.
“Many of our international customers have set up their own production locations in Russia, where they now also have distribution activities. Our cooperation with JDE means that we have a well-established partner on the Russian market who has a strong land transport network and sound logistics expertise, as well as thorough knowledge of the local customs,” says Thomas Moser, director and regional manager Black Sea/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss. The partnership means that JDE’s customers have direct access to the international network of Gebrüder Weiss – and thus to the markets in Central and South-Eastern Europe, as well as those in Central Asia and the USA.
In view of its enormous size and geographical location, Russia is a key market for Gebrüder Weiss and its customers – particularly with regard to the company’s Silk Road strategy, i.e. expanding Central Asian locations and transport links between China and Europe. Gebrüder Weiss already has its own locations in countries located to the south of Russia, such as Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and China. The logistics company has had a presence in Russia since 2013, currently operating three locations, with the service portfolio there including air and sea freight, as well as customs, in addition to land transport by truck and railway