TCM: What does Infotech-Baltika M specialise in?
AA: Infotech-Baltika M is a tank container operator, although the meaning of this is slightly different in Russia compared with the European and global market.
TCM: What are the company’s roots?
AA: The company started more than 11 years ago with a small number of tank containers delivering products from Nizhny Novgorod - a major petrochemical production location in Russia - to Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Our first clients were SIBUR and Gazprom Neft.
Ten years ago, it became clear to us that the transportation of liquid chemicals in tank containers was a very promising logistics trend and, moreover, it could be cheaper than moving liquid chemicals in the traditional way - by railway tanks.
TCM: How has it grown to today’s company?
AA: When I started managing Infotech-Baltika M in 2012, it was a small privately-owned company with only three clients. Our fleet has since grown five times and we now have more than 5,000 tank containers, making us the largest tank container operator in Russia and the CIS.
We are still a private company with a few individual shareholders. Having started as a local Russian company, we subsequently moved outside the Russian border and our tank containers are now moving goods from Europe to Russia and back.
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