Cars direct to Russia

For a time now, cars have been distributed directly from Malmö to Russia. The ability to offer direct transportation to the Russian market strengthens CMP’s position as the leading hub for car distribution in Scandinavia.

“We will now be focusing on weekly car transportation to Russia,” explains Bart Steijaert, Business Area Manager for Cars. “Toyota in particular requires this, and the first transport left Malmö at the end of January with around 600 cars.”

A huge project
The background is a new import and export port that has been opened in Ust-Luga, Russia, on the Gulf of Finland, around 2 hours’ drive west of St. Petersburg. Previously there was no Russian port in the vicinity that could receive this type of transportation. The cars were shipped to Hanko or Kotka instead, where they were reloaded onto lorries for transport on to Russia.

“The port in Ust-Luga is a huge facility and one of the largest infrastructure investments in Russia,” continues Bart. “There is an ultramodern car terminal, and new roads and railways have also been built to link the port with the rest of the country.”

“For our customers, the new route offers several benefits,” he concludes. “Direct transportation is more cost-effective, while also reducing the environmental burden, as lorry transportation is not required to the same extent. Carbon dioxide emissions are also reduced.”
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