Logistics companies that specialize in serving the growing market of business contacts with Russia adapt their services to a diverse range of customer needs.
The race to shorten the delivery time of goods and raw materials between our country and the Middle and Far East continues. Data from the Central Statistical Office of Poland clearly shows that entrepreneurs are increasingly willing to use the potential of the eastern markets. Russia (after the European Union) is the second largest export market for Polish companies. In the years 2000 - 2012 more than a 10 - fold increase in the value of the supplies to Russia was observed; 2012 emerged to be particularly beneficial with export increasing to USD 9.9 billion (+16%), exceeding almost by $ 1 billion a record result in 2008. In the last four years, there has also been a noticeable increase in Russia's share in the Polish trade turnover with foreign countries - from 3.7 to 5.4% in export and 8.6 to 14.3% in import (in dollar terms).
This export provides the Eastern markets mainly with: engineering industry products, chemical and agri-food products. Varied and specific requirements of each of these industries mean also specific challenges for logistics services.
"Far East trading requires extensive knowledge and involvement in the organization of transports. Manufacturers who wish to export their goods to eastern markets above all fear barriers related to customs clearance and transport permits. Hence, it is important to cooperate with a logistics partner who knows the specificity of these markets, understands law and customs regulations, as well as provides security and network connections, ensuring consistent delivery schedules," says Andriej Kolosowski, CEO AsstrA Forwarding AG. "The key element is also a strong logistics network, which uses different types of transport" -he adds.
Optimal organization of the logistics business relations with eastern markets is a comprehensive service of goods, which ensures safe and proper execution of orders ranging from the provision of services in the field of customs clearance, cargo insurance against all risks, services provided by customs agencies, up to the support of goods certification on the territory of the Russian Federation.