Moscow airport hosts Chinese airlines and importers

Mikhail Chuvilkin giving Chinese partners a tour of the new cargo terminal

Sheremetyevo International Airport and airfreight terminal operator Moscow Cargo have hosted senior managers at Chinese airlines and their key consignees in Russia.

China is a significant strategic partner for Russia. In 2018 alone, trade between Russia and China increased by 28%, reaching more than $100bn.

Russia ranks first among China’s ten largest trade partners in terms of trade turnover growth.

The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Industry and Trade supported the Sheremetyevo event which included a presentation of the airport’s new cargo complex and its automated freight handling and storage system.

Andrey Nikulin, first deputy general director of Sheremetyevo International Airport, declared: “We managed to achieve outstanding results in the development of international cooperation thanks to the Sheremetyevo airport’s efficient long-term planning and large scale investment program. We understand the needs of airlines and are ready to meet them in full.”

Mikhail Chuvilkin, first deputy general director–director for production of Moscow Cargo, told his guests: “The new infrastructure allows us to fully comply with our customers’ high requirements and even exceed their expectations.

“One of the greatest advantages of our terminal is the availability of areas for express cargo handling. Today, speed is the main requirement the customers set. Speed provides a competitive edge.”

In 2018, the import of goods from China to Sheremetyevo soared by more than 40%, while exports saw a 20% increase. Sheremetyevo has a strong lead in the market of the Moscow air cluster, with a 62.8% share for cargo.

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