Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photo: Wikipedia

RZD Logistics gets furniture to World Cup stadiums

RZD Logistics organised the delivery of the furniture for the hospitality zones in the stadiums of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, when it was labeled as late cargo. The crucial load was partly delivered by train and made it on time to the stadiums in Moscow and ten other cities hosting the World Cup.

RZD Logistics received an official letter of gratitude from the Moscow Branch of Match Hospitality AG, the Hospitality Rights Holder for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, for the prompt assistance in the delivery of the late cargo. The furniture travelled to Russia by cars, planes and rail, coming from Germany, Italy, Poland and Poland. In Russia, RZD Logistics oversaw the logistics procedure.

Transport to 11 Russian cities

The logistics provider facilitated customs clearance, delivery to the warehouses, assortment and ‘last mile’ delivery to the Moscow stadiums of Luzhniki and Spartak, in addition to the stadiums of Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saint Petersburg, Saransk, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.

“Thanks to your professionalism and active position of employees of JSC “Russian Railways Logistics” the whole cargo arrived on time”, said the letter from the Branch of Match Hospitality AG.

The cargo

The furniture – tables, chairs, couches, benches – is used for the lounge zones and other areas in the stadiums of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The general volume of shipment included 48 40 foot containers, 20 trucks and 44 tonnes of avia cargo. The project was fulfilled by the department of LCL/LTL cargo transportation – RZD Express.

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Furniture World Cup stadiums. Photo: RZD LOgistics

“Our country is hosting the World Cup, which requires the highest level of process organisation, including supplies and logistics. We are happy to make our own contribution to the organisation of this historical event”, commented CEO of RZD Logistics Viacheslav Valentik.

The company

The logistics provider recently introduced the service of customs processing to its business. As part of the development of the logistics business within Russian Railways (RZD) Holding, the company provides a range of services such as freight, storage and forwarding of cargo, optimisation of supply chains, complex logistics service for production facilities and container transportation of shot lots.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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