New Digital Solutions for Russian Railways Freight Transportation
Alexander Dyukov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft, and Oleg Belozyorov, General Director, Russian Railways, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on developing innovative digital technologies. The agreement, which remains in force until 2024, is directed a improving the efficiency of business processes in petroleum-products logistics, through both partners developing digital solutions, technologies and services.
Gazprom Neft and Russian Railways are committed to making the transition to predominantly digital collaboration in shared technological processes. Plans here include deploying smart-contract algorithms in electronic document management, and establishing an electronic data interchange (EDI) system for rail-car operations, covering the entire transportation cycle, from despatching station to destination — something that will allow more accurate delivery-date forecasting, as well as better shipment planning.