It's been a pretty good year for St. Petersburg-headquartered Baltica-Trans Logistics (BTL). "In 2019, we have reached the majority of planned targets and were lucky to get some additional business which we did not even forecast," says BTL's foreign trade expert, Nadezhda Tulupova.
As well as taking "new colleagues on board", the company also launched new intermodal shuttle services from Russia to countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; added a new regular service from the North Caucasus; and expanded its intra-European business.
"We see a big interest for business in niche markets, so we're planning to continue growing in isocyanates, and have significantly increased our share in the foodstuffs business," she reports.
To meet this growing demand, the company continues to invest in and expand its tank container fleet.
"At the beginning of 2019, our fleet was around 1,300 units. Now we have 1,500," Nadezhda says, explaining that these new tank containers were all specifically constructed for BTL's needs. Primarily consisting of 26,000-litre T11 units, they employ "certain special features" to meet "some peculiarities of the domestic business area", including "additional insulation and various anti-vandal solutions".
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February 27, 2020