OREANDA-NEWS. April 06, 2016. Joint Stock Company Freight One (Freight One) announces a substantial increase in the annual volume of goods traffic under the long-term service contract with Eurocement Group.

Being our key partner in the construction materials sector, in 2016 Eurocement Group is to see the planned goods transportation volume raise by more than 20 percent YoY, totaling 13.2 mln tons.

The railway service contract has become an opportunity for Eurocement Group to increase shipment volumes and to receive a 11.6 percent tariff discount, granted by JSC Russian Railways for the holding's additional volumes this year.

"We are ready to cater for the growing shipment needs of Eurocement Group to the full extent. Our experience of joint operations in 2015 has revealed unique opportunities of the long-term cooperation format to increase commercial and technological efficiency for both companies, which is particularly important in an unstable economic environment. I am sure that new technological solutions of Freight One will contribute to successful railway transportation of the holding's declared volumes," said Alexander Sapronov, Executive Director of Freight One.

"Over the period of our cooperation Freight One has proven itself to be a reliable partner, guaranteeing stable and timely transportation and delivery of the holding's goods to our customers. Thanks to Freight One increasing the traffic volumes of Eurocement Group's products, the holding can proceed with the cost-cutting program and optimize transport costs, as well as enhance our business efficiency," said Viktor Saratovkin, Vice President of Sales and Logistics at Eurocement Group.

Our key customer's goods will be carried in Freight One's own cement hoppers, boxcars and gondolas. Bulk and tared cement will be the principal types of goods transported. Shipment geography will feature domestic traffic across the whole network of Russian Railways, and export directions.

Eurocement Group, Russia's largest construction materials manufacturer, concluded the five-year service contract with Freight One in late April 2015 to carry 100 percent of the holding's finished products by railway. Last year the traffic volume by Freight One under the contract amounted to 9.4 mln tons.