Thursday, June 29, 2017

Slovenia and Russia mull airport logistics centre

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The Slovenian and Russian state-owned postal companies are considering building a joint logistics centre at Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport to handle international parcel deliveries, Russia's Minister for Communications and Mass Media, Nikolai Nikiforov, said. "We decided to set up a joint venture to try and battle for the European parcel delivery market", Mr Nikiforov noted after holding talks with the Slovenian Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek. He added, "Russian Post has a fleet of aircraft and Maribor would be the location for a logistics centre that would serve Slovenia and neighbouring markets". Mr Počivalšek noted that talks regarding the matter began a month ago. "This project is about keeping up with the rapid pace of digital retail. I am confident we will make it possible for our post to develop a digital retail centre at Maribor Airport in order to transfer goods into the EU", he said. Maribor Airport aims to handle 82.000 tonnes of cargo by 2022. This number is expected to grow to 160.000 tonnes of cargo by 2028.

Russian Post aircraft

5 comments:

  1. Interesting. Is it just me or are ties between Slovenia and Russia warming?

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  2. Maribor? Why Slovenia? I don't see the point there...

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  3. a Rusofili nevera :)

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