A polymer logistics hub has opened in Vorsino Industrial Park, south-west of Moscow, to distribute Russian firm Sibur’s polymer products, including those to be delivered to ZabSibNeftekhim.

With a total area exceeding 35,000sqm, the Freight Village Vorsino logistics hub boasts a capacity of 670,000 tonnes per year, with the potential for expansion. The hub is set to annually process up to 500,000 tonnes of Sibur’s polymer products.

Sibur’s products will be delivered from its production sites in dry bulk containers, a transportation method unique in Russia and more efficient compared to the conventional transportation in pallets, as it allows to transport more cargo. Part of production and logistics operations associated with packaging will be moved from Tobolsk to the region of destination, which will help significantly optimise Sibur’s polymer delivery logistics.

Dmitry Denisov, deputy governor of the Kaluga Region, said: “Logistics centres and logistics in general are the lifeblood of our economy that help drive up economic activity, build new production sites and create new jobs. Given the large size of the country, logistics costs are notoriously high in Russia. The new logistics centre in the very heart of the Moscow urban agglomeration on the border with the Kaluga Region could not be more important as it is the area where a wide range of industrial polymer consumers are located.”