According to the three-year-long deal, BMW cars will be shipped to Russia through Global Ports' Petrolesport (PLP) terminal located in the Port of St. Petersburg.
Apart from cargo handling, PLP will also take care of storage and maintenance of cars shipped for BMW Group Russia (since 2008 PLP has been operating a dedicated car terminal with a yearly capacity of 190k vehicles, to date having handled 1.2m).
The initial batch of 453 cars was shipped from the Port of Bremerhaven on-board one of UECC's car carriers in May. In the future, BMWs and MINIs produced in the US and Europe will be shipped from the German port to PLP on a weekly basis.
"A prompt and convenient service for the client, which cannot be imagined without perfectly arranged logistics and car handling procedures, is one of the most important processes to us. BMW Group Russia will do everything possible to ensure the sustainable development of this new line of business. Congratulations to our partners on such an important achievement," Stefan Teuchert, CEO, BMW Group Russia, commented.
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