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Eastern Europe, Russia & Central Asia

VLS-Group has identified the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) already in 1989 as an interesting growth market for logistics. At the time Mr. Mikhail Gorbachov was the General Secretary of the Politburo of the Soviet Union. The domestic reforms, including “Perestroika” and “Glasnost”, initiated by Mr. Gorbachov opened the Soviet Union to the outside world.

VLS-Group decided in 1989 to start logistics activities in Russia and our first successes were deliveries of huge project cargoes to the State Government of Moscow. After some years with fluctuating results, we changed our business model in Russia from handling project cargo only to switching to general cargo flows, with project cargo as cream on the pudding.

Ever since, VLS-Group handles considerable cargo flows for Western European major customers to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. In recent years, VLS-Group also secured local customers in the target CIS countries. By handling cargo to these countries our customers asked us to also transport their cargo to Central Asian destinations like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

While organizing cargo flows to Central Asia, VLS-Group started to develop Intermodal Railway Logistics as an interesting alternative to Truck transports. Meanwhile VLS-Group is a specialist for Intermodal Railway Logistics to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and we have direct contracts with the National Railway Organizations of these countries.
By shifting cargo from the road(truck) to intermodal railway logistics we managed to find sustainable solutions for our customers to reduce the carbon footprint.

Between 1989 and now, we have had all opportunities to further develop this market and meanwhile   VLS-Group is considered as one of the major players and specialists in this market.

We offer logistic services to:

  • Russia
  • Belarus
  • Ukraine
  • Moldova
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Georgia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan

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