TELS: 10 years of growth and improvement

On 8th of December 2011, the date of Belaya Vezha Agreement, CIS transport market history will exceed 20 years. During this period CIS cargo transportations market has been built from scratch and is one of most attractive now.

During last 10 years from 2000 to 2010 economics of CIS countries have grown up 5.5 times while developed countries have increased their GDP just by 61%. CIS influence on world goods turnover has been growing, CIS share of world turnover has increased 2 times. Mutual goods turnover between CIS and EU countries has increased in 8 times since 2000. Russia as before ensures 70% of the turnover. Kazakhstan (+1650% from 2000 to 2010), Belarus (+792%), and Ukraine (+694%) show the highest activity along with Russia.

It’s impossible to create goods turnover without arranged international logistic services system. The quantity of transport and logistics companies, acting on this market, grows day by day.

“I’ve started my career in the field of cargo transportation since the Soviet era. I was a chief of “Sovtransavto” Minsk department, when changes and second creation of transport market after USSR disintegration were taking place, - Vladimir Tajanko, Managing Director of international transport and logistics company TELS, narrates. – In Soviet Union international road transportations were performed by just two companies: “Sovtransavto” and “Sojuzvneshtrans”. They were big monopolistic enterprises with good development level, professionally arranged operation system, serious training of employees. “Sovtransavto” had its own missions in Poland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, other European countries. Company’s reputation was high abroad.

Soviet Union disintegration brought a lot of problems, both political and economic. European Union wasn’t established then, borders where everywhere, even between Belarus and Russian Federation. Several transport companies worked violating existing legislation, names “black market”, racket, banditry appeared. Transport market was changed in new situation. With private capital coming, a lot of new transport companies appeared. The process of their emergence was uncontrolled, that’s why soviet carriers’ high quality standards and image were rapidly wrecked. Western companies were afraid of cooperation with CIS market.

Now the situation is changed. “Evil 90-s” is in the past, economic and political state has been stabilized, professional carriers’ and forwarders’ Associations have been created. Road transportations market has become stable, civilized, transparent, predictable, and began to form new standards”.

Transport and logistics company TELS is the bearer of highest standards in transport logistics. It is going to celebrate its 10th anniversary in October 2011.

Today TELS is an international group of companies. It specializes in forwarding services at CIS and European market.

“We operate at CIS market, mainly it is Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. There are not so many forwarding agencies, which show such high growth pace in CIS countries, as TELS does, - tells Chairman of TELS Committee of Directors Andrej Abragimovich. – After last 10 years cargo transportation volume has increased more than 30 times, transport orders quantity has increased more than 25 times, annual company’s turnover has increased more than 20 times”.

Present day TELS group of companies is represented by 10 offices, located in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic and Great Britain. More than 400 highly qualified specialists implement cargo carriages by all means of transport from any point of the world.

TELS services quality meets requirements of ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001-2004 international certificates. Limit of responsibility insurance at TT CLUB, Great Britain comprises 750 000 EURO per each insured accident.

TELS clients are both international and national companies, industrial and trade enterprises. TELS organizes cargo transportation by automobile, railway, sea and air transport for them.

TELS performs carriages of all kinds of cargoes: dangerous, expensive, oversized and heavy-weight, with required temperature conditions, designed, general, bulk, complete, groupage. Company’s specialists offer additional services of cargo insurance, assist with customs procedures, implement design and calculation of transport schemes taking into account costs optimization.

JSV “TELS CARGO” is a member of TELS group of companies. It is equipped with modern truck fleet from leading European manufacturers. Trucks meet ecological standards of EURO 4 and EURO 5.