150 000 parcels per 24 hour period – Russian Post Logistic Centre was brought into commercial operation at Kazan international airport
Russian Post Logistic Centre was brought into commercial operation at Kazan international airport. Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Rustam Minnikhanov, Presindent of the Republic of Tatarstan, Nikolay Podguzov, Director General of Russian Post, Ruslan Davydov, First Deputy Director of the Federal Customs Services and Roman Shayhutdinov, Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Tatarstan attended the inaugural ceremony.
Starting with December 2016, Logistic Centre with total area of 36 000 sq.m. performed pilot handling of domestic post. At the beginning of 2018, international postal traffic was organized together with Federal Customs Service of Russia.
Automated sorting center and EMS sorting area are in operation onsite. Further, it is planned to open hybrid printing centre and e-commerce orders preparation area.
Participants of the ceremony experienced first-hand the unloading of parcels from Russian Post TU-204 aircraft, arrived from Hangzhou, China. Logistic Post Centre operation start allows to increase significantly handling rate of incoming and outgoing mail as well as shorten parcel delivery time to consignee.
Regular flights schedule will be approved by Kazan international airport in the nearest time.
Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Nikiforov, “This site is a vivid example of the most advanced logistic infrastructure in our country. You will hardly find in any Logistic Centre such special purpose machines, such fast sorting machines and such customs screening facilities! Its capable of handling a great number of international cargo that goes through customs clearance here. Today we saw TU-204 aircraft that delivered another international cargo. Its gratifying that this is Russian aircraft and there are such strong investment in our Russian Post company. The amount of parcels for the last five years in the Russian Federation has increased 15 times more, in the next 12 months it will grow two-three times more than that.”
President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, “A state-of-art, unique site has emerged in our republic. It will handle 6 regions of our claster. It means new work places, airport traffic increase and most significantly – qualitative services that will be provided to the population of our republic – Tatarstan Pochtasy has 1 200 sites”. We observe the processes in the world, particularly, e-commerce development. Needless to say that no other company but Russian Post is capable of meeting these challenges. I really hope that in the nearest future there will be 1500 employees, although it is only 700 employees now. I am sure that Nikolay Anatolievich will ask for additional space to expand this Logistic Centre and we will be pleased to help.”
Alexey Starostin, Director General of Kazan international airport JSC was awarded with letter of appreciation from Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan in recognition of the great contribution to the creation of Russian Post Kazan logistic mail centre.