Russia side steps the W.T.O.

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Russia side steps W.T.O. . Adding to the woes of exporters to Russia (and international finished vehicle logistics providers) with an absolute ban on all vehicles built outside the Russian Federation, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree prohibiting all … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Russian Automotive Logistics 2014: risk, regard and expectation

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Risk, regard and expectation Russian automotive logistics 2014: too much of the first and last with very little of the second,  as the players act out a Hollywood remake of the 2008 Russian financial crisis. Unlike many of Hollywood’s productions … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Over expectation? Russia’s infrastructure make car manufacturers goals unachievable

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Nikolai Gogol famously penned nearly 200 years ago that “Russia has two problems: fools and roads.” Russians will quite rightly contend that fools abound the world over but on the subject of roads will agree it is Russia’s greatest weakness, from … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

The market works – build well, price competitively and sell

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Cyclical in nature Notwithstanding the cyclical nature of business in the country, Russian car sales look positive in the long term. Comparisons with other countries suggest that the Russian market is still set for expansion. Currently there are only 290 … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Russian car sales slide

This gallery contains 12 photos.

Russian car sales slide 2014 Russia is the seventh largest passenger car market in the world after China, the USA, Japan, Brazil and Germany and is the fifth largest market for heavy goods vehicles after China, the USA, India and … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

State of the industry – a look at Russian automotive logistics, 2014

This gallery contains 18 photos.

State of the industry: a look at Russian automotive logistics, 2014 “May you live in interesting times” is an English expression supposed to be the translation of a traditional Chinese curse. Despite being common in English parlance and referred to … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

United States Navy ‘hearts and minds’ Ukraine campaign

This gallery contains 7 photos.

US NAVY “Hearts and Minds” Ukraine campaign  An alternative reason for Putin’s Crimea move? President Putin’s decision to bring the Crimea back into the Russian-fold may have just been waiting for the right spur. One such spur, sufficient to galvanise … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

RUSSIAN investment Every cloud has a silver lining

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Russian investment Every cloud has a silver lining Stories and images of death and destruction in Ukraine are global headline news and it is difficult to wade through the propaganda to find the truth as the west and Russia manipulate their … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

COLD WAR 2 “ANTAGONISTS ENERGISED”

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Cold War 2 Antagonists Energised The first Cold War ran from 1947 until 1991. Cold War 2 started in 1991 as the US Clinton Administration expanded NATO membership towards Russia’s borders. The Wars differ in that the antagonists, the US … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

TIR torpedoed in Russia – dead in the water

This gallery contains 8 photos.

Torpedoed and Dead in the water  There is no good news coming out of Russia for logistics providers and their clients and the trouble has been brewing for a while. The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (FCS) confirmed … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment