Mongolia’s mining boom driving demand for project and containerized trucking service to the landlocked country
Hong Kong, March 13th 2013 - A.R.T. Logistics, a leading project logistics company focused on Central Asia, Russia and the CIS, has launched a twice-monthly Less-Than-Truckload service connecting Europe to Mongolia.
A.R.T. Logistics established its operational hub in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2008. 25 European countries are connected with multiple destinations in Central Asia on existing lanes and now with Ulan Bator in Mongolia on the new service through Vilnius warehouse.
Based at the Vilnius hub, experienced logistics staff also provide a range of value-added services including sorting, marking, packing, order collection and weighing. A.R.T. Logistics also organizes cross docking of shipments according to the Customs requirements of the EU, Russia and Mongolia.
The trucks cover the 7,000 kms journey in between 11 and 13 days across very harsh terrain, using a team of experienced local drivers.
“We launched the trucking service primarily to meet growing demand from international mining companies operating in Mongolia, the transit time is the fastest available in the market,” said Tatiana Serova, Commercial Director of A.R.T. Logistics.
“Apart from mining equipment we are transporting essential supplies for mining personnel. The deliveries are time critical and we have a robust and reliable service with our own experienced support staff based at key locations along the route and at the borders,” added Serova.
Mongolia’s mining industry is booming and accounted for 87.7 per cent of the country’s exports in 2012. Mongolia is the largest supplier of coking coal to China with approximately 34% share by volume in the first half of 2012.
Future plans are to extend the Mongolia service to the North American market and eventually to Australia and South East Asia.
About A.R.T Logistics
ART Logistics is a specialist multimodal project logistics company, focused on Central Asia, CIS, Mongolia and Asia with an international network of offices.
ART Logistics has the expertise, both locally and internationally to deliver high quality logistics solutions by road, rail and air in challenging environments in the emerging markets of Central Asia and the CIS.
ART Logistics has a focus on risk management to deliver secure, safe and on-time logistics solutions for the customers in the oil, gas and mining sectors.