Globaltrans’ service offering principally consists of freight rail transportation services for large industrial clients alongside railcar leasing and ancillary services. We contract and manage our Total fleet of 68,191 railcars (as of 30 September 2021) on a 24/7 basis across countrywide rail network.

In Russia, the mainline railway network is owned by
JSC Russian Railways, a state owned rail company that also provides the majority of locomotive traction. Private railcar operators, like Globaltrans, access this network on equal terms on a non-discriminatory basis.

Total Fleet by type,
30 September 2021 (units)

Efficient operations

Providing cost effective, reliable yet flexible services to customers whilst generating strong profitability on its railcars is the key goal of the Group’s logistics management. The minimisation of Empty Runs – the distance covered when empty railcars move to new points for loading - is a core element in achieving logistical efficiencies and driving profitability on railcars.

The principal cargoes carried by the Group are metallurgical cargoes, oil products and oil as well coal representing 34%, 38% and 17% of the Group’s Net Revenue from Operation of Rolling Stock respectively.

Globaltrans’ Market Share of Russia’s overall freight rail transportation volumes was 7.6% with the Group maintaining a strong presence in priority industrial segments – metallurgical cargoes (19.7%) and oil products and oil (8.9%).

Net Revenue from Operation of Rolling Stock
by cargo type, 2020 (%)

Market Share of overall Russia's freight rail
volumes by cargo
, 2020 (%)

High-quality customer base

Globaltrans works with over 500 clients across Russia and the CIS countries, ranging from large industrial groups to more specialised companies. In 2012, Globaltrans pioneered the concept of long-term partnerships with leading industrial groups, whereby it manages the majority of these clients’ freight rail logistics.

The Group has since expanded its long-term contracting base and today has such agreements with six leading businesses: Metalloinvest, MMK, TMK and ChelPipe Group in the metallurgical segment and Rosneft and Gazprom Neft in the oil products and oil sector. Together, these contracts contribute 64% of the Group’s Net Revenue from Operation of Rolling Stock. Globaltrans further serves blue-chip companies like TAIF, UGMK-Trans, Evraz and others.

All information on this page is at 31 December 2020 or for 2020 unless otherwise stated.
Source: Globaltrans; Rosstat.


Wide operational coverage

across Russia and CIS

Solid market positions

in priority segments

High operational efficiency

driving strong profitability

Trusted long-term partner

to leading industrial groups

Last updated: 12.11.2021