III International Conference "St.Petersburg — the Sea Ñapital of RUSSIA.
Transport and transit potential"

9-10 September, 2010

September 9


Registration of participants
Coffee break


Opening speech:

À. Chilingarov,
Bureau Member of the UNITED RUSSIA Party Supreme Council, Coordinator of the Project “Saint Petersburg — the Sea Capital of Russia”

V. Tulpanov,
Secretary of the policy council of the St. Petersburg regional department of the “UNITED RUSSIA” Party, Chair of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg


Plenary session I. “Government policy in disclosing Russia’s transport and transit potential”

Moderator: G. Bessonov, Secretary General of Coordinating Council on Transsiberian Transportation

Transport and transit system of Russia and prospects of its integration into international transport communications
Speaker: V. Olerskiy, Deputy Minister of Transport of the RF

Possible ways of investment attractiveness increasing of transport infrastructure projects
Speaker: M. Sokolov, Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the RF

Establishment of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakstan
Speaker: A. Tochin, Deputy Director of Consolidated Department for analysis and regulation of foreign economic policy of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the RF

Conditions for Customs Union operation and its influence on the customs policy of the RF
Speaker: V. Ivin, Chief of Analytical Department of the Federal Customs Service

Conditions of access to services of natural monopolies in the transport branch as a guarantee for transport market development
Speaker: O. Kolomiychenko, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in Saint Petersburg

Shortcomings in tariff policy concerning the natural monopolists’ service that influence competitive ability of Russian export goods on the global market
Speaker: V. Kvitko, Head of the Transport Regulation Department of the Federal Tariff Service

Development of the state-private partnership in regions as a basis for transport infrastructure modernization
Speaker: V. Pleskachevskiy, Chairman of the Committee for Property of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the RF

Instruments for development of the Russian transport complex
Speaker: E. Merkulova, Head of Department of the Government Consulting Service of Audit-Consulting Group “RBS”


Press conference I


Coffee break


Plenary session II. “Integration of the Russian Federation in the international transport and transit system”

Moderator: A. Retyunin, “Gudok” journal Editor-in-Chief

“Russian Railways” international projects and realization of the Russian Federation transport potential
Speaker: V. Morozov, First Vice President of JSC “RZD”

Major issues of cargo traffic through Trans-Siberian Railway and expectations of cargo owners
Speaker: G. Bessonov, Secretary General of the Coordination Council of Transsiberian Traffic

Necessity of collaboration of Iran and Russia for the development of the North-South international transport corridor
Speaker: Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the RF

Development of St. Petersburg transport and logistics center
Speaker: A. Lvov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for transport and logistics policy of St. Petersburg

Significance of the “Belkomur” railway project for Russia's economy
Speaker: O. Chirkunov, Governor of the Perm Krai

Development of cooperation between the Russian Federation and foreign countries at the Northern Sea Route
Speaker: V. Fortygin, Chairman of the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies

Infrastructure modernization and increasing cargo turnover of Olya sea port within the framework of international transport corridor ”North-South” development
Speaker: O. Mikhin, Head of the Transport and Ports Department of the Ministry of Industry, Transport and Natural Resources of Astrakhan' Region

Ways for transport development between South-Western Asia and Europe. Prospects of development of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy port as a sea hub between the Northern Europe, South-Western Asia and the Western Coast of North America
Speaker: I. Polchenko, President of “Transit-DV” Group” Llc, “North-East Shipping Company”Llc.

Integration of Azerbaijan into the international transport system
Speaker: Gudsi Dursun ogly Osmanov, Consul General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in St. Petersburg

Project of transport union creation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Speaker: O. Lavrov, Deputy Chairman of the Transportation Union of Kurgan Region


Press conference II




Working session I «Automobile transportation»

Moderator: V. Lysakov, Chairman of the Coordination Council, member of the Expert Board of the Transport Committee of the State Duma of the RF

General Panel: 

L. Sokolov, head of the Department of state policy in sphere of automobile and city passenger transport of the Ministry of Transport of the RF

S. Shvagerus, Counselor of the Deputy Minister of Transport of the RF

E. Rychkov, deputy head of the shipping operators' insurance department of "Ingosstrakh" insurance company

Issues for discussion :

  • Selfregulation approach in automobile transport branch in the RF
  • Legislative base for selfregulating organizations, working out common approach to selfregulation in the federal legislation
  • Cooperation of selfregulating organizations and the government, local and municipal government structures
  • Technical compliance of cargo vehicles with safety standards in relation to technical regulations “On wheeled vehicles safety” coming into force
  • Freight automobile construction development, possibilities of the including cargo commercial motor transport into the state program on used cars utilization
  • Programs of rolling stock modernization: motor transport leasing, regional projects based on state-private partnership, consumer societies’ development
  • Insurance of carrier’s and forwarder’s liability in the sphere of automobile transportation in the RF, legislative solutions
  • Customs clearance of cargoes on the boarder of the RF and Europe
  • Planning of transport and logistics processes on motor transport
  • Safety control for automobile transportation of dangerous goods
  • Strategy of customer retention under conditions of severe competition in logistics market
  • Regulation of insurance relations between cargo owners, freight forwarders and carriers


Improvement of state regulation of automobile transport activity in the RF. Establishment of selfregulating organizations of automobile carriers
Speaker: L. Sokolov, head of the Department of state policy in sphere of automobile and city passenger transport of the Ministry of Transport of the RF

Conception of automobile transport selfregulation in the Russian Federation
Speaker: S. Shvagerus, Counselor of the Deputy Minister of Transport of the RF

Customs formalities and customs clearance of goods in the crossing point at the State Boarder of the Russian Federation
Speaker: I. Kostin, director of "Sovtransavto. Nizhniy Novgorod" Llc, Chairman of the Logistics Committee of ANO "Povolzhskaya Logistics Organization" 

Establishing of all-Russian Council of self regulating transport organizations for activity coordination, experience exchange and creation of common database
Speaker: A. Kirpischikov, Chairman of the Transportation Union of Kurgan Region

Customs formalities and customs clearance of goods in the crossing point at the State Boarder of the Russian Federation
Speaker: I. Harlamova, Head of the control under customs transit Department of the customs control organization of the North-Western Customs Administration

Legal aspects of insurance of transport operators responsibility
Speaker: E. Rychkov, Deputy Head of the Department of transport operators insurance of “Ingosstrakh” insurance company

Leasing programmes for automobile cargo transportation operators
Speaker: K. Tsaryov, Director General of “Interleasing” Llc.


Working session II «Railway transportation»

Moderator: D. Korolyov, Executive Director of the non-commercial partnership "Council of railway rolling stock operators"

Issues for discussion :

  • Prospects of creation of partners unions on the international level. Railway sector
  • New incentives for consolidation between participants of railway transportation market
  • Funding of innovative projects in the railway branch
  • Leasing as a tool for replacement of rolling stock for railway transportation companies
  • Security control and prevention of environment pollution in railway cargo transportation
  • Planning of transport and logistics processes on railway transport
  • Strategy of modernization of Russia’s logistics system
  • Cargo insurance in international transportation
  • Protection of rights of carriers and cargo owners in cargo insurance


Planning transport and logistics processes on the railway transport
Speaker: V. Sharov, Deputy Director General of JSC "NIIAS"

On the growing role of operators as allies of the cargo owner in railway transportation
Speaker: D. Korolyov, Executive Director of the non-commercial partnership “Council of railway rolling stock operators”

Preliminary informing in railway cargo transportation
Speaker: S. Shklensky, Head of the innovative customs technologies introduction department of the North-Western Customs Administration

Leasing as an instrument of railway rolling stock renovation
Speaker: I. Mikhailova, Head of commercial department of CJSC “Baltic Leasing”

Protection of property interests of shippers and cargo owners through comprehensive approach to shipping insurance
Speaker: P. Samoilov, Head of cargo insurance department of “Insurance Society “Pomosch” Llc.

Transit transportation of dangerous goods: North-West Far East
Speaker: O. Kozin, head of Directorate for transport and logistics of JSC "Tekhsnabexport"


Working session III «Sea and river transportation»

Moderator: I. Rusu, Director General of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Rosmorport" 

Issues for discussion:

  • Development trends in the sea and river transportation market
  • Bunkering market in Russia: current condition and development
  • Insurance protection of property interests of companies operating in fueling sphere
  • Development prospects for barging market in Russia
  • Russian experience and specific features of vessels’ chartering
  • Container transportations as one of the most cost effective ways of cargo delivery
  • Experience in organization of container and conventional transportations of export, import and transit cargo using sea transport
  • Development prospects for shipbuilding branch (development strategy for up to 2020 and subsequent years)
  • Construction and modernization of hydrotechnical facilities for domestic and international transportations within the frame of state-private partnership
  • Law enforcement in inland waters and territorial sea of Russia as implementation of transport security control
  • Port forwarding as a criterion of compliance with international cargo transportation standards
  • Developed port infrastructure as a guarantee for development of sea transportation
  • Broker and agency operations in sphere of own and rented fleet exploitation in sea and river transportations
  • Planning of transport and logistics processes on water transport
  • Modern solutions in transport logistics
  • Implementation of leasing schemes in sea and river transportation sphere
  • Cargo insurance programs in domestic and international transportations
  • Principles of insurance against natural and technogenic factors


United Industrial Corporation: promising projects for implementation of the shipbuilding development strategy in Russia by 2020
Speaker: E. Igoshin, Managing Director of JSC "Baltic Plant"

Russian nuclear fleet of icebreakers as a factor of sea cargo freight development through the Northern Sea Route
Speaker: V. Ruksha, Director General of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Atomflot”

Integration of the port of Olya into the Caspian cargo flows
Speaker: A. Melnikov, Director of communications and development of JSC “Sea trade port Olya”

Introduction of leasing schemes in the river and sea freight area
Speaker: A. Khristoforova, Director of the leasing company “Peterburgsnab”

Aspects of customs regulation of ship fueling in Russia
Speaker: D. Smirnov, Head of customs clearance and control department of the Baltic Customs

Customs clearance of cargo transported by sea
Speaker: Y. Shumilin, Head of the Central post of the Baltic Customs

Experience of group of companies "MIAKOM" in projection of objects of port infrastructure in complicated geological engineering conditions
Speaker: A. Lazarev, Development Director of LLC "MIAKOM" 


Working session IV «Freight transportation safety»

Moderator: A. Zhukov, Deputy head of the Federal Transport Oversight Service 

Issues for discussion:

  • Satellite monitoring of cargo carrying transport
  • Cargo forwarding as a criterion of security guarantee
  • Noncompliance of security criteria of Russian cargo transportations with security principles of European and Asian countries
  • Specific features of dangerous and highly dangerous cargoes: international principles, innovative approach
  • Security control for transportation and transshipment of oil products


Technology of security provision at transport infrastructure facilities
Speaker: I. litvinenko, Chief Engineer of "Infosecure" Llc.

Transport system security (identification aspects)
Speaker: V. Levchenko, Director General of LLC “National Complex Security Systems”

Use of satellite monitoring of cargo transport
Speaker: N. Sazonov, Head of the Centre for strategic developments in railway infrastructure management

Customs clearance and customs control of cargoes, containing fission and radioactive materials
Speaker: S. Statut, Head of North-West Customs control department for fission and radioactive materials


Evening reception on behalf of the Governor of Saint Petersburg V.I. Matviyenko


Departure of buses to the hotels "Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg" and "Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge"


September 10


Gathering of the participants in the lobbies of the hotels "Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg" and "Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge"


Departure of buses from the hotels


Excursion to the State Museum "Tsarskoye Selo"
Excursion in the Catherine Palace, the famous Amber Room
Excursion in the Catherine Park


Dinner for the participants of the conference in restaurant "Tsarskiy dvor" (Basseinaya street, 61, building 2)



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