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  International Conference Heavy-Lift Russia & CIS

Heavy-Lift Russia & CIS (Moscow, Russia)

   We are pleased to announce the 3rd international conference Heavy-Lift: Russia, Baltic and CIS to be held on 17-18 November 2011 in Moscow, Russia.

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Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft

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General Media Sponsor

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Media sponsors

Project Cargo Network

Universal Freight Organisation

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Magazine - The Baltic Course

3rd International Conference
Heavy-Lift Russia & CIS

   On November, 18, Moscow welcomed the III International Conference Heavy Russia 2011 organized by International Business Forum (IBF). The Conference took place in the Congress-Center INFOSPACE in a historical center of Moscow and gathered over 250 delegates from 15 countries: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, China, Turkey, Finland, Belgium and Netherlands. This year event was sponsored by German companies SAL Heavy Lift and Goldhofer as well as AsstrA International Holding. Among our traditional partners was Novorossiysk Port Terminal.

Heavy Russia is the annual platform which has been more and more popular in professional circles. This year the Agenda gave a wide overview of actual problems of heavy and OOG cargo transportation, delivery to hard-to-reach areas of Far North and Siberia, as well as usage of air and railway transport for carrying project cargoes.

One of the main problems discussed within the framework of the Conference was transportation of abnormal loads to hard-to-reach areas. On average, Russian North falls to share 99% of Russian gas export, 98% of oil, 85% of aluminium, 73% of copper, almost 100% of diamond export, 45% of nickel, 34% of wood, etc. Therefore, Northern areas acquire strategic significance for Russia. Moreover, hostile climate is characteristic of the North. Absolute lacking of year-round transport facilities only adds headache to carriers.

In this respect presentations by Russian companies were of utmost interest. They shared their experience of delivering energy equipment to remote areas of Russia: INSTAR Logistics for Nyagan SDPP, SpetsTyazhProekt and SibTransservice for Sayano-Shushenskaya Power Plant, Chandler for Nizhnevartovsk SDPP.

The relevance of speeches was brought about by a number of innovative solutions applied while delivering these unique cargoes. Thus, INSTAR Logistics faced the problem of a bridge which had to stand overload of 480t. This gave way to an unusual solution to strengthen the bridge by carbon plastic. This technology is rare in Russia and it was used for the first time for transporting heavy cargoes.

In its respect, Chandler Company designed and built a strengthened pier in Salekhard river port in July-September 2011. It is now capable of handling project cargoes with up to 500t weight. This will allow optimization of cargo delivery to Siberia and Northern Kazakhstan as well as better disposal of Russian-flag vessels.

As for possible ways of delivering cargoes to Siberia, they mainly use river, sea and air transport. The first two are used mainly in summer, whereas air transport is used in winter. Prime cost of air freight turns a kilo of flour into a unit of luxury; furthermore, all transports are weather-bound.

One of solutions to this problem was offered by AUGUR RosAeroSystems design of a new transport means. This is a combined aircraft which has the best qualities of airships with separate elements of plane, helicopter and air-cushion vessel. This approach enables to preserve unique advantages of airships long range and lifting capacity, economic and ecological efficiency, and get rid of traditional disadvantages. The project is called ATLANT. Designers implement the entire range of aircraft with 15t, 60t and 170t of lifting capacity with flying range from 1500 up to 5000km. According to a rough estimate, the prime cost of transportation is going to range between 7 and 25 RUB for ton/km depending on the lifting capacity. It is necessary just to find investors who are ready to support this unique Russian project.

In continuation of this topic delegates from STS Logistics presented their view on using aircraft for delivering project cargoes. They told the audience about distinguishing features of heavy transportation by air. The most significant projects - delivery of turbine wheels to Bureyskaya Plant (with a 120t weight and 6.2m diameter), transportation of hydro generator to Boguchanskaya Plant (180t) and delivery of turbine wheels to Kambaratinskaya Plant aroused everybodys interest.

Air carriers also play the first violin. The global leader of cargo aviation Volga-Dnepr dwelled upon their advantages and experience in the sphere of air delivery of heavy and abnormal cargoes. Their announcement about establishment of door-to-door logistics service was interesting to everybody.

The topic of new technologies traditionally takes the definite place at HEAVY RUSSIA events. Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft, the world leader of producing low-bed semi-trailers and modular systems for transporting heavy and OOG cargoes, presented their solutions for complicated and special transport tasks, also under Far North conditions. This topic was also highlighted by Research and Scientific Center Geotechnologies Spb. Their speech was devoted to state-of-the-art technologies of surveying roads to check their carrying capacity while transporting heavy equipment.

Everyone marked presentations devoted to railway transportation of project cargoes. In 2012 Russian Railways plan to transfer their specialized fleet of platforms and transporters to Second Freight Company. Alexander Tumanov, Deputy Head of Special Transportation Department, RZD, told in details about coming reform. Cooperation with railways and Baltic ports was touched upon by Konstantin Akopov, General Director of CFS Russia.

For the full program and delegate list please visit

In 2012 International Business Forum is planning to conduct several conferences on heavy cargo logistics: in Odessa (Heavy Lift Black Sea), Riga (Oversize Baltic), Baku (Caspian Heavy Lift) and Novosibirsk (Heavy Lift Siberia & Far East), as well as our traditional Moscow event Heavy Russia 2012. For further information please contact IBF Organizing Committee:

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Draft Agenda :



9.00 10.00 Arrival and registration (collect conference and financial documents at the Conference desk)

10.00 Session I Pressing Issues of Heavy-Lift Market

New Trends in State Regulation Related to Car Transport of Heavy and Bulky Cargoes
  • Konstantin Ugarov, Director, FSI Russian Road Service
Planned Delivery of Material and Logistical Resources for the Construction Needs of Olympic Facilities
  • Igor Nikolaenko, Deputy General Director, Transport Board of Olympic Games
OOG Market as a Boost for Economic Development; Global Experience and Practice of OOG Handling in Russia and CIS Countries
  • Vyacheslav Zakharov, General Director, Seumersteel
Panel Discussion: Overcoming Bureaucratic and Administrative Obstacles by a Heavy-Lift Carrier
Association of International Road Carriers of Russia
State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
Federal State Institution Russian Road Service
Federal Road Agency

11.00 Coffee and networking break

11.30 Session II Transportation of Project Cargoes to Hard-to-Reach Areas of High North and Siberia

Delivering Oversized Cargoes from Europe to West Siberia by Water Transport
  • Alexander Kruk, General Director, West Siberian River Shipping Company
Experience of an Area Company on Delivery of Oversized and Heavy Cargoes along Siberia
  • Sergei Demidov, General Director, SibTransservice
Panel Discussion: Development of Northern Sea Route for Heavy Transport
Chandler Shipping
Northern Shipping Company

13.00 Business lunch

14.00 Session III Air Freight used for Abnormal Loads Handling

Air Carriage of Oversized Cargoes Rendering Complex Transport Services
  • /Speaker to be confirmed/, INSTAR LOGISTICS
Transportation and Erection of OOG Equipment by Means of Freight Airships; Atlant Project
  • Mikhail Talesnikov, VP External Economic Activity, AUGUR Group
Panel Discussion: Using Aviation for Project Transportation in Russia and CIS: Experience and Outlook
CTC Logistics * UTair
Volga-Dnepr * Polyot * Vertical-T

15.30 Coffee and networking break

16.00 Session IV Latest Technologies

Solutions to Complicated and Special Transport Tasks, Including High North Conditions
  • Raimund Loechle, Area Sales Manager, Goldhofer AG
Hydraulic Systems for Synchronized Lifting and Moving of Heavy Cargoes and Structures
  • G. Yablochkov, General Director, ENERPROM
Geo-Radar Method of Surveying Roads for their Carrying Capacity while Transporting Heavy Equipment
  • N. Timonina, Head of Plot Plan and Transport Department, Lengiproneftekhim
Up-to-date Technologies of Strengthening Bearing Capacity of Bridge Facilities
  • I. Yurovsky, Sales Director, ZAO Composit
17.00 Evening reception


11.00 Session I Transport of Large-Diameter Pipes

Specialized Wagons for Carrying Strips and Large-Diameter Pipes New Opportunities for Logistics of Russian Pipe Plants
  • /Speaker to be confirmed/, Transgarant
/Topic to be confirmed/
  • /Speaker to be confirmed/, Eurosib-Logistics
12.30 Business Lunch

13.30 Session II Role of Railway and Sea Transport in Heavy-Lift Market

Logistics of Wind-Generating Plants. First Experience in CIS. Problems and Outlook.
  • Valentin Bokaty, Deputy Director, Novorossiysk Port Terminal
Inner Waterways used for Heavy Transport
  • /Speaker to be confirmed/, Volgo-Baltic Logistics
/Further schedule to be confirmed/

15.00 Coffee and networking break

15.10 Personal meetings of delegates

Conference Participants:


Draft Delegate List
Heavy Russia 2011
17-18 November 2011
INFO SPACE Center, Moscow, Russia

/as of 10th November 2011/

Cargo owners

Machine building

Mitsui & Co. Moscow
  • Ilya Zainyatulov, Expert of Transport and Logistic Department
  • Vladimir Emelyanenko, Operations Director, Head of Process Management
  • Irina Gormina, Logistics Expert
Machine-Building Factory of Podolsk (ZIOMAR)
  • Vladimir Pikhtin, Head of Sales and Contracts
Wartsila Vostok
  • Margarita Mikina, Project Coordinator
Izhorsk Plants
  • Andrei Mironov, Director Logistics

Mining companies

Norilsk Nickel
  • Igor Volkov, Logistics Department

Producers of tanks and vessels

Taganrog Boiler-Making Works Krasny Kotelshchik
  • Yuri Poturaev, Head of Shipping Department
  • Shamil Karimov, Deputy Director on Maintenance
  • Alexei Ladygin, Director Logistics

Pipe works

Izhorsk Pipe Plant
  • Igor Phillipov, Head of Transport Logistics
  • Vyacheslav Kornoukhov, Head of Logistics and Customs Clearance

Oil and gas companies

  • Andrei Kravchenko, Principal Expert of Logistics and Transport Department

Suppliers of building, quarry, port, agricultural and logging machinery

Agromash Holding
  • Sergei Shibkikh, Head of Shipment Department
Cargotec Rus
  • Andrei Chervyakov, Head of Logistics Department
Claas Vostok
  • Elena Rodionova, Expert of Logistics Department
Demag Cranes and Components Russland
  • Ekaterina Ushkova, Manager, Logistics Department
John Deere Agricultural Holdings
  • Irina Kizeeva, Domestic Transport Coordinator
  • Ekaterina Rylkova, Supply Coordinator
Komatsu CIS
  • Timur Vidov, Logistics Department
Mining Machines
  • Marina Kozyryalova, Logistics Manager
  • Marina Kochneva, Logistics Manager
World of Machines (JCB)
  • Yaroslav Kreuteur, Head of Logistics Department

Construction and engineering companies

  • Roman Larkin, First Deputy Manager, Logistics and Export Control Department
E4 Group
  • Maria Poznanina, Logistics Manager
  • Valery Panchenko, Head of Logistics Department

Energy and network companies

  • Konstantin Gusev, Head of Investment Procurement
  • Svetlana Sorokina, Investment Procurement Manager
  • Andrei Konishchev, Head of Supply Management
  • Alexander Dvoretsky, Principal Expert of Supply Management

Drilling and similar equipment for oil/gas companies

  • Alexander Plaksin, Deputy General Director on Logistics

Transport and forwarding companies

Ahlers (Moscow)
  • Sergei Neverkevich, Business Development Manager, Project Department
  • Denis Parakhin, Head of Transport Forwarding Department
ALE Heavylift (Moscow)
  • Patrick Van Der Meide, General Director
  • Sergei Shishkin
Alfons - Koster & Co. GmbH (Germany)
  • Rico Garbers, xport manager for all CIS countries
Albacor Shipping (Moscow)
  • Alexei Mamykin, Head of Project Transportation Department
Beldortyazhtrans (Belarus)
  • Valery Pristavka, Director
Beltekhnoservis (Belarus)
  • Vladimir Levin, Deputy Director
Bellville Rodair International Limited (Great Britain)
  • Jan Kadlcik, Branch Manager
  • David Dines, Key Account Manager
Brockmueller Spedition (Germany)
  • Timur Akhmetkaziyev, Managing Director
Caspian Development Company Services (Kazakhstan)
  • Ragesh Raghav, Head of Sales and Operations
CF&S Estonia AS (Estonia)
  • Eugene Evglevsky, Department Head
CF&S Russia
  • Konstantin Akopov, General Director
  • Leonid Krasnodubsky, Owners Representative / Development Director
Chandler GmbH
  • Vladimir Nekhvyadovich, Group General Director
  • Sergei Kuznetsov, Director Chandler Logistics
  • Andrei Kopin, Head of Project Department, Chandler GmbH
DHL Global Forwarding (Denmark) A/S
  • Tim Schmith, Head, Industrial Projects, Oil & Energy, Renewable Energy
Dealex Transport ()
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DSV Air & Sea A/S (Denmark)
  • Ole Schmidt, Regional Director DSV Projects
DSV Projects Russia (Moscow)
  • Murad Charyev, Director
Expacom (Ukraine)
  • Alexander Nesterov, Commercial Director
  • Oleg Stashevsky, Manager of Project Cargo Department
Express Interfracht Italy S.r.l. (Moscow)
  1. Andrei Detinkin, Country Manager
GAC Shipping & Logistics Ltd (Novorossiysk)
  • Alexander Bazhan, Business Development Manager
IFC COLOS (Kazakhstan)
  • Komilzhon Gafurov, General Director
  • Natalya Luzhnykh, Director Projects
Independent Energy Company (Moscow)
  • Alexander Sinkov, Expert
  • Alexander Shelkov, General Director
Geodis Calberson Rus (Moscow)
  • Sergei Nikitin, Deputy General Director
LoGruz (Moscow)
  • Konstantin Melnikov, Commercial Director
  • Sunnat Asadov, Head of Bulky Cargo Transportation Department
Loadstar Ltd
  • Vitaly Danilov, Deputy Director
Lomer Point Bridge (Kazakhstan)
  • Zhanna Kaplina, General Director
MagellanTrans (Krasnodar)
  • George Sobolev, General Director
Magellan (Krasnodar)
  • Arkady Khublaryan, General Director
Mammoet Russia (Moscow)
  • Yuri Popov, Executive Director
  • Andrei Geikalo, Head of Project Department
Mainstream (Novosibirsk)
  • Artyom Kuznetsov, Director
  • Dmitry Parlyuk, Commercial Director
  • Natalya Timofeeva, General Director
Nord-West Wind (Saint-Petersburg)
  • Eugene Komissarov, Development Director
  • Boris Maleev, Head of Bulky Cargo Transportation Department
NORTROP Ltd (Ukraine)
  • Mikhail Mavrody, Head of Logistics Department
Nurminen Logistiscs Plc (Finland)
  • Hannu Vuorinen, Senior vice president
ORIENT Logistik (Moscow)
  • Farkhod Yunusaliev, Acting Director
  • Airat Usmanov, Head of Commercial Department
  • Mikhail Lavonen, Deputy Director on Fleet
  • Igor Boderskov
  • Anastasia Sapozhnikova
  • Marina Gavrilenko
RosTransLogistic (Rostov-on-Don)
  • Ilya Lyudvinitsky, General Director
RTL Saint-Petersburg
  • Eugene Dichev, Project Manager
RTL (Rostov-on-Don)
  • Oksana Sokolova, Deputy Director
  • Maxim Savitenko, Senior Manager
  • Lyudmila Evlanova, Project Manager
Schenker Deutschland AG (Germany) Guenter Gauls, Senior Project Manager Siberia Trans (Novosibirsk)
  • Denis Skobelev, Head of Commercial Department
  • Valery Dushenin, Director Operations
SOPiG (Moscow)
  • Ildar Akhmetov, Director
STS Logistics (Moscow)
  • Oleg Urvan, Head of Project Department
  • Sergei Khimchenko, Sales Manager
  • Alexander Mazilin, Director Air Freight
Stella Group (Finland)
  • Abgar Margaryan , Director
TIS Group (Saint-Petersburg)
  • Alexander Ivanov, General Director
  • Ekaterina Grechukhina, Head of Sales and Marketing
Transafe Logistics (Moscow)
  • Nikolai Vuchkov, President
  • Denis Veraksich, Vice President
  • Natalya Vasilyeva, Head of Multimodal Transportation Department
Trans-Auto (Moscow)
  • Alexander Pevtsov, Director
TRANS NAM (Moscow)
  • Mikhail Naryshkin, Acting General Director
Transocean Eesti Ltd (Estonia)
  • Alari Harjak, CEO
Tricom Freight & Logistics Ltd ()
  • N.C.Ghosh, CEO
TTS Liftec Oy (Finland)
  • Auvinen Aki, Export Director
ULTIMA (Latvia)
  • Tatyana Barusina, Forwarding Agent
UTC Overseas, Inc. (Moscow)
  • Sergei Zabedilin, Director Project Transportation
Vostokmontazhmekhanizatsiya (Chelyabinsk)
  • Gennady Rose, General Director
Wincanton NV (Belgium)
  • Theodore Haije, Managing Director

Shipping companies and freight brokers

Briese Chartering GmbH & Co KG (Germany)
  • Pavel Neiland
DFDS Seaways (Moscow)
  • Igor Plotko, Deputy Director
Expo-Shipping (Tver)
  • Alexei Burov, General Director
Express Interfracht Italy S.r.l. (Moscow)
  • Andrei Detinkin, Country Manager
FESCO Integrated Transport (Moscow)
  • Elena Marchuk, Head of Special Projects Department
  • Hansa Heavy Lift (Germany)
Nikolai Mishkin, Chartering Manager Hecksher Eesti OU (Estonia)
  • Sergei Stanogin, General Director
Hoegh Autoliners AS (Saint-Petersburg)
  • Tomasz Lis, Owners Representative Russia & CIS
Mann Lines (Estonia)
  • Tiit Arus, General Manager
  • Northern Shipping Company (Arkhangelsk)
  • Alexander Bryntsev, General Director
  • Yuri Arsentyev, Director, Fleet Operation Department
Project & Project Ltd (Estonia)
  • Alexei Malyshev, Director
SAL Heavy Lift Rus (Moscow)
  • Ilya Komarovskikh, General Director
  • Igor Popov, Sea Freight / Supercargo
Scan-Trans Chartering ApS (Denmark)
  • Oleg Kudryashov, Harbor Master
Stella Group (Finland)
  • Abgar Margaryan, Director
TMBS Logistics (Novorossiysk)
  • Alexander Bulygin, Leading Expert
VARAMAR (Ukraine)
  • Alexander Varvarenko, Director
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (Saint-Petersburg)
  • Boris Kaportsev, General Manager, High & Heavy cargo, CIS
Wijnne & Barends B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Anton Kurasov, Chartering

State Authorities

Transport Board of Olympic Games
  • /TBD/
FSI Russian Road Service
  • Konstantin Ugarov, Director

Ports and terminals

Ust-Luga Commercial Sea Port
  • /TBD/
Port of Vyborg
  • Anastasia Artyomenko, Deputy General Director on Commerce
  • Vassily Emtsov, Deputy General Director on Operation and Technical Issues


  • Nikolai Loginov, Senior Vice-President-Director of Business Development Department UTair Helicopter Services
  • Vladimir Vyshemirsky, Head of Engineering and Logistic Center
  • Sergei Lenivin, Leading Sales Manager
  • Andrei Gulyayanovsky, Leading Sales Manager

Railway operators

General Representative of German Railways
  • Marina Siedenbiedel, Cooperation Manager of Special Transport between Deutsche Bahn AG and Russian Railways
Industrial rigging Beck and Pollitzer (Saint-Petersburg)
  • Adrian Tchos, General Director
  • Vitaly Sary, Principal Engineer
  • Natalya Kiryukhina, Head of Project Procurement Department
  • Darya Sushkova, Assistant Marketing Department
  • Elizaveta Nikolaeva, Marketing Expert
100 Tons Service (Moscow)
  • Alexander Gaab, Project Manager, Central Region

Suppliers of machinery and equipment

Augur RosAeroSystems
  • Mikhail Talesnikov, Deputy General Director
Goldhofer AG (Germany)
  • Raimund Loechle, Area Sales Manager
Incotec Cargo
  • Igor Vetchininov, Deputy General Director
  • Artyom Belov, Deputy General Director
Nooteboom Group B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Vladimir Gerasimenko, Export Manager Eastern Europe/Russia
TITAN Special Purpose Vehicles GmbH (Germany)
  • Paul Semm, Sales Engineer
Volvo Vostok (Moscow)
  • Alexander Bershitsky, Key Accounts Manager
  • Alexander Bokanev, Senior Sales Representative
  • Eugene Dyomin, General Director
  • Andrei Suyazov, Deputy General Director
  • Alexei Golovach, Deputy General Director on Sales and Service

Customs Brokers

  • Vyacheslav Zinchenko, Logistics and Forwarding Department

Research Institutes and Engineering Companies

Scientific and Technical Center Geotechnology Saint-Petersburg
  • Alexei Sterltsov, Leading Expert

Mass Media

  • Asiya Guryeva, Leading PR-Manager
  • Oksana Perepelitsa, Journalist

Place of holding:


INFOSPACE International Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia

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