MODUL Transport & Logistics Company is considering a possibility to construct an international transport hub at the territory of the Sviyazhsk Interregional Multimodal Logistics Center (SIMLC); it will be organized as a Terminal-Logistics and Transshipment Complex, with a total area of 125,000 m², and will serve to handle container traffic. According to preliminary estimates, the total volume of investments in the project of the Transport and Logistics Complex based at the site in question exceeds RUB 1,5 bn. The implementation of the project will take two years. The project aims to serve up 50 container trains per month, creating monthly throughput of 60,000 mt.
In experts’ opinion, adding the Republic of Tatarstan into the global network of container traffic will help to reduce transportation costs by 10-15%, which is equivalent to an increase in profitability by appr. 1%, and this is quite a significant amount at the scale of the economy of the Republic.
“Creation of a new Terminal and Logistics Complex at SIMLC will bring the international container traffic in Tatarstan to a whole new level. This will result not only in billions of investments in transport infrastructure, but also in the creation of new production facilities. As a result, tax revenues to the budget of the Republic will increase and new jobs will be created,” said Farid Abdulganiev, the Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights at the President of Tatarstan, on December 23, during the meeting between the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and the owner and CEO of MODUL Transport & Logistics Company Alexander A.Altshuller.
“The creation of the most advanced container terminal based at SIMLC will provide the importers with an opportunity to deliver goods to Tatarstan faster and at more favorable prices compared to current routes. The increase of the import container traffic in the Republic will, in its turn, allow to establish the basis for regional exporters, significantly reduce the cost of carriage and expand the export destinations,” said Alexander Altshuller.