Global aluminium producer Rusal and Maersk Line have signed an agreement of intent to cooperate within cargo transportation for the long term. Under this contract, both companies will cooperate for the long-term with regards to transport of Rusals’s products, particularly aluminium and alloys.
The estimated cargo volume of the agreement may reach 10.000 containers (TEU) per year. The agreement is valid for three years and includes options for further extension. Rusal CEO Vladislav Soloviev, “The signing of this agreement is a confirmation of the mutual intentions to build a long-term strategic partnership between Rusal and Maersk Line. The aim of the agreement is the joint search for the most optimal logistic solutions aimed at optimising costs for both parties.
“We are very pleased with our agreement with Rusal and are happy to be chosen by such an important business partner on the Russian market,” shares Maersk Line’s Russia Sales Manager Alexander Bobrakov. “We know that consistent and reliable service is crucial for our customers and we are committed to meeting these high expectations vested in us and playing an important role in Rusal’s supply chain.”
“This agreement is of great significance toward the upcoming celebration of our 25th anniversary operation in Russia in 2017. After evaluating some noticeable milestones in Maersk Line’s history in the local market, we are pleased to establish a partnership with RUSAL, which will commence growth and development opportunities,” notes Tom Hyldelund, Managing Director of Maersk Line in Russia.
“The agreement with Rusal includes three of our brands, Seago Line, MCC and Maersk Line. It is therefore also a testimony of our global reach as well as our regional expertise,” Søren Skou, Maersk Liner Business CEO, mentioned who was also present at the ceremony.
Rusal is one of the world’s leading aluminium producers. In 2015 its share of global aluminium and global alumina production reached 7% respectively. The company employs over 61,000 people across the globe. Rusal has its offices in 20 countries on 5 continents. The company sells its produce primarily in European markets, North America, South-Eastern Asia, Japan, China, and Korea.