The 5th International Conference “JSC Russian Railways (RZD) on the transport services market: Cooperation and Partnership” took place in Moscow on 27-28 November 2007. In recent years there has been established a good tradition within this conference – annual award ceremony RZD Partner.
In the conference there participated more than 900 delegates, int.al. general directors from different transport and logistics companies, as well as managers from forwarding, port terminal and railway carrier companies. There were many foreign guests, int.al. representatives from the biggest transport companies and international transport organizations. SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz) was represented by Uģis MAGONIS, Chairman of the Board.
In the meeting delegates discussed issues concerning quality improvement of freight transportation services, as well as wider use of modern information technologies in railway transport, private investments, tariff regulations and development of container transportation market. A very important topic discussed in the conference was a newly developed business area in Russia – rail tourism, as well as initiatives to strengthen international partnership. There were covered also such topics as development of transport engineering and perspectives of high-speed transport. Different cooperation aspects were particularly highlighted – mainly among railways, ports and other multi-modal transportation partners.
The awards RZD Partner were presented to the best cooperation partners on 27 November 2007. This award was established in 2004 to promote cooperation among railway companies operating as partners on international railway transportation market. The aim of this award is also to develop business contacts between manufacturing and transport companies. This award is presented annually to the companies operating on railway transportation market that have achieved outstanding results in their activities and also have collaborated with RZD to improve its business.
There are several nominations for the awards - Contribution to Cooperation and Partnership Development in Transport Services Market, The Best Carrier Company, The Best Forwarding Company, The Best Railway Rolling Stock Operator Company, The Best Multi-Modal Transport Company and The Best International Partner.
In previous years the award The Best International Partner was presented to German, Finnish and Belarusian state railway companies.
In 2007 the award in this nomination went to State Joint Stock Company Latvijas dzelzceļš and was presented to Uģis MAGONIS, Chairman of the Board. He received also a bronze statuette and an award certificate from the magazine RZD-Partner.
1.-2. RZD award in nomination The Best International Partner, presented to SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš.
3.-4. Award certificate and bronze statuette from business magazine RZD-Partner.