On March 15-17, 2021 VTN-Agency people participated in 19th Annual GLN Conference. This year conference was held in cyberspace and brought together over one hundred attendees from logistics industry from all around the world belonging to the GLN (Global Logistics Network) association. During the course of 3 days, conference participants have held over two thousand pre-scheduled on-line meetings.
GLN Conference appeared to be an incredible event where new and old members alike were able to meet, discuss their business and the changing global implications of recent events.
Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the flag-raising ceremony on the new icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The ship is one of the largest and most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers in the world. The Russia's number one TV news program ‘Vremya’ covered the event in detail. As part of the TV report, the new icebreaker is passing by in front of the building of Petersburg-Vneshtrans` warehouse.
This is to let you know about moving of «VTN-Agency», JSC into the new office located at the address: 49, Marshala Govorova Str., letter A, office 407, St. Petersburg, 198095, Russia.
Please note that there are no changes in other company details, including bank details.
«Petersburg-Vneshtrans», JSC is carrying out operations in the challenging situation of the COVID -19 pandemic. We are currently providing warehouse logistics services taking into account all legal acts and recommendations of governmental bodies and taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Earlier it was reported that since 2019 VTN-Agency, JSC became the full-fledged member of the GLN logistics association. The association brings together logistics and freight and forwarding companies from 310 cities across 125 countries.
GLN is always developing member’s network cooperation along with focusing on their operational integrity and efficiency.
During the year 2019 cooperation of VTN-Agency, JSC with other members of association was actively developed.
At the end of this year the letter of recommendation written by GLN administration was granted to VTN-Agency. The letter confirms high standards of services provided by VTN-Agency.
The welcome reception on the occasion of the Day of the German unity held by the General consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg took place at the Events hall in «Astoria» hotel in St. Petersburg on October, 2, 2019.
The welcome reception was attended by representatives of city and regional authorities, intellectuals, artists and business people. Warm words and congratulations on the Day of the German unity were expressed by Dr. Eltje Aderhold, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg and by other officials.
Speakers marked the importance of reunification of Germany in October of 1990, welcomed the development of cooperation between St. Petersburg and Germany in various areas of science, technology, numerous areas of industry and trade.
Welcome reception was held in very cordial atmosphere.
Senior executives of WTN Spedition GmbH and Petersburg-Vneshtrans, JSC have been invited to take part in the welcome reception and have had the pleasure of participating in the event.
Hamburg Port annual Evening event hosted by Port of Hamburg Marketing was held in St. Petersburg at restaurant «Le Vernisage» in «Ambassador» hotel on September, 26, 2019.
Dr. Eltje Aderhold, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg, Natalia Kapkajewa, Head of the Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office in St. Petersburg, Ingo Egloff, Chief executive of the Port of Hamburg Marketing Executive Board, Lutz Birke, Director of Port and Innovation of Hamburg Ministry of Economics and Transport, Arbi Abubakarov, Deputy Chairman of Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg government delivered speeches at the opening ceremony.
For many years Hamburg and St. Petersburg have close economic and cultural ties. Twin cities are always aimed at constructive dialogue and teamwork. Hamburg and St. Petersburg are strengthening relationships in business and social fields as well as in cooperation between the sea ports of both cities.
Speakers noted the importance of further development of the German-Russian relations, including further expansion in international cargo transportation.
Reception was held in very cordial atmosphere. People from WTN Spedition GmbH and VTN-Agency, JSC who were attending the event would like to express their gratitude for invitations to all hosts and personally to Natalia Kapkajewa, Head of the Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office in St. Petersburg.
On June 4, 2019 Natalia Duka, Chief of the Projects Department, and Alexander Kulikov, VTN-Agency, JSC‘ Deputy General Director, have visited Transport Logistic exhibition in Munich. The focus of international Transport Logistic exhibition is on logistics, transport, IT and supply chain management. It’s one of the largest industry events in the world. Our colleagues met with potential partners, air- and road carriers. The exhibition site of GLN logistics association has also been visited as our company is one of the members of this association.
The same day in the evening our colleagues attended the reception hosted by Logistics Alliance Germany.
The meeting of the Board of directors of VTN-Agency, JSC was held on May 15, 2019. As a result of the meeting Mrs. Tatyana Avdeeva was elected as Chairman of the Board of directors.
This is not the first year for Tatyana Vladimirovna to hold this post and she has a good track record in administration. Mrs. T. Avdeeva has 19 years of business experience in VTN companies at a senior management level.
VTN-Agency, JSC activities including logistics and customs clearance services are going ahead under the Nord Stream – 2 project.
In April, 2019 following the approval given by customs authorities, VTN-Agency, JSC completed customs formalities to import in the Russian Federation on temporary basis special equipment and specialized ships. It`s planned that equipment would be used in the process of building of coastal constructions and for pipes stacking. Ships are going to work in offshore area.
Ust-Luga port was regularly visited by our people to make sure that all formalities are taken care of.
The 24-th International Exhibition for Transport and Logistics Services and Technologies TransRussia 2019 took place in Moscow on April, 15-17, 2019.
TransRussia - the largest transport and logistics event in Russia. Over 20 years the exhibition serves as the biggest communication platform for people from logistics industry and as the easy to use tool to find reliable business partners and suppliers of services.
It`s a good tradition for us to visit the exhibition and participate in the event. VTN people try to never miss the opportunity to interact with logistics community, to share our plans and achievements, to learn more about the latest logistics trends going on domestically and worldwide.
On February, 2019, RusPromGrupp, the certification body, has confirmed ISO Conformity Certificate granted to VTN-Agency, JSC. The decision on confirmation was taken on the basis of inspection of company’s quality management system and it confirms that the VTN-Agency’ quality management system complies with requirements of GOST R ISO 9001-2015 (ISO 9001:2015). VTN-Agency’ quality management system covers customs representative services, freight and forwarding services that company provides domestically and abroad to arrange for shipments of various export/ import goods.
From the very start of 2019 VTN-Agency, JSC became a member of GLN logistics association. The association unites logistics and freight and forwarding companies from 310 cities across 125 countries with over 25,000 staff handling over 3 million shipments per year.
GLN is always developing member’s network cooperation along with focusing on their operational integrity and efficiency.
We’re looking forward to benefit from joining GLN as we believe it would be helpful for promotion of our services both on domestic and international markets.
The Trade unionist day was marked in St. Petersburg on November, 19, 2018 for the first time ever. More than one hundred years ago in 1905 this very day the Central bureau of the St. Petersburg labor unions has been formed to associate trade unions until then each acting separately. This was a milestone in the history of labor movement.
The festive event to celebrate the Trade unionist day was held in Maxim Gorky palace of culture. Heads of the Federation of Trade Unions of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, regional industry-specific trade unions, trade-union leaders and activists, rank-and-file members of trade unions took part in the event.
The speakers of the event included Alexander Beglov, acting governor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Derbin, chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, Eugeny Makarov, vice-chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia, Denis Chetyrbok, member of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Alexander Turchak, president of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers) of St. Petersburg, Alexander Zapesotsky, rector of St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The official part of the evening was followed by a concert with folk music and dance groups of Maxim Gorky palace of culture and with Vasily Gerello, opera singer, People's artist of Russia.
In the festive event took part Sergey Kuznetsov, chairman of our primary trade union organization.
In October, 2018 "VTN-Agency" JSC has finished a cycle of logistics and customs operations related to importation of Siemens gas turbine components into customs territory of the Russian Federation, gas turbine assembly and further shipping of gas turbine and set of combustion chambers abroad from the Russian Federation.
Works included a complex of services on customs registration, arranging of gas turbine railway transportation by unique rail car from Siemens plant nearby St. Petersburg to Bronka port, coordination of transportation with Russian Railways (RZD), trucking of set of combustion chambers as oversized cargo and arranging of all the equipment loading aboard the vessel.
On October, 2, 2018 the welcome reception on the occasion of the Day of the German unity took place at the Events hall in «Astoria» hotel in St. Petersburg. The event was held by the General consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg.
The welcome reception was attended by representatives of city and regional authorities, scientists, politicians, journalists and business people. Warm words and congratulations on the Day of the German unity were expressed by Dr. Eltje Aderhold, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg, Mr. Sergey Movchan, vice-governor of St. Petersburg, Mr. Vatanyar Yagya, authorized representative of Chairman of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Mr. Sergey Perminov, vice-governor of the Leningrad Region for domestic politics. Welcome addresses from Mr. Georgy Poltavchenko, the governor of St. Petersburg and Mr. Vyacheslav Makarov, the chairman of the St. Petersburg legislative assembly, were announced at the event.
Speakers marked the importance of reunification of Germany which was officially recognized on October, 3, 1990, welcomed the development of cooperation between St. Petersburg and Germany in various areas of science, technology, numerous areas of industry and trade.
September, 30 is the feast day of Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity and their Mother Sophia. Our congratulations to VTN people who celebrate their name-day!
Among others it’s the name-day of our two consummate professionals - Mrs Vera Vasiljeva, senior commodity expert, and Mrs. Nadezhda Osadnik, administrative manager.
We wish all persons celebrating their name day hearts full of love and tenderness and to live lives full of faith and hope!
Hamburg and St. Petersburg are cities that are always seeking to establish dialogue and cooperation. These two sister cities have strong and long-term ties in business, culture and social areas. Their seaports have successful business contacts for many years.
On September, 20, 2018 more than 250 representatives of the port and transport business from Hamburg and St. Petersburg met at the annual Hamburg Port Evening held by Port of Hamburg Marketing at restaurant «Le Vernisage» in «Ambassador» hotel.
Following the opening speech of Natalia Kapkajewa, Head of the Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office in St. Petersburg, the guests were addressed by Dr Torsten Sevecke, State Secretary of the Ministry for Economy, Transport, and Innovation of Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Mr. Sergey Movchan, vice-governor of St. Petersburg, and Mr. Ingo Egloff, Chief executive of the Port of Hamburg Marketing Executive Board.
Speakers noted the importance of the further development of the German-Russian economic relations especially in logistics and transportation. The event symbolically was taking place in the context of 50-years anniversary when at the rise of the era of containerization the first sea containers have been transshipped in Hamburg port. It is also important that the Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office in St. Petersburg marks the 15th anniversary this year. The event was attended by Mr. Dmitry Vasilyev who headed the Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office when it was opened in St. Petersburg in April, 2003.
At the end of August, 2018 «VTN-Agency», JSC carried out customs formalities for auto components arrived in St. Petersburg by container block train for Hyundai plant. Railway transportation was arranged by FESCO as part of its regular Vladivostok - St. Petersburg container train service. By comparison with overseas transportation which is commonly used, multimodal transportation - from South Korea to the Russian Far East by sea, and then by rail via Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian route and then further to St. Petersburg - offers to Hyundai plant in St. Petersburg an opportunity to save a lot of time and resources.
Customs formalities for auto parts carried in 64 containers of block train have been completed within several hours by approaching simplified customs clearance procedure in conformity with the Russian customs legislation and with use of modern customs technologies.
Arrival of the second container block train with auto components for Hyundai plant is expected to be at the end of the first week of September, 2018. So far VTN-Agency specialists are involved in preliminary works with a view that customs clearance of incoming goods to be completed without delays.
In future Hyundai is going to carry even more goods by rail thus bringing the number of container block trains up to four per week.
Development of Vladivostok - St. Petersburg railway transport corridor for cargo transportation including transportation from Asian - Pacific Region to Europe, contributes much to the transit capacity of the Russian Federation.