October 2 - A year after it was established, the Volga-Dnepr Group's 3PL logistics division in Russia and the CIS is experiencing good growth.

It has organised the delivery of over 190 tonnes of shipments for the project engineering company, Telekom-Zapad, including a 230 kg shipment of cable samples to Yakutsk, 450 km south of the Arctic Circle, using the bellyhold cargo capacity of a passenger aircraft. Transportation of further shipments was completed by road and rail. The company has also provided cargo warehousing, packing and insurance services.

Georgiy Shklyanik, head of logistics at Volga-Dnepr Airlines, said: "Most recently we have arranged the trucking of a 5-tonne outsize low-voltage switchboard from Minsk, Belarus, to Yakutsk. We are now seeing a growing level of enquiries for our logistics services."

Volga-Dnepr's logistics division was established in 2014 as part of the company's evolving 'Cargo Supermarket' strategy and service offering.

The division provides in-house ground logistics support for Volga-Dnepr Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines, and also offers direct third-party logistics services to outside organisations using all modes of ground transport as well as air transport services contracted from other airlines.