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Transport optimization

SIBUR diversifies routes for polymer product supplies to China

0:41 min Markets and ManagementManagement

SIBUR has diversified its export supplies of polypropylene and polyethylene to China by leveraging Russia’s rail transportation infrastructure. Until 2020, the Company mainly relied on sea transportation to ship its products to the region. Today, thanks to China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, products from our Tobolsk and Tomsk sites are also supplied to Chongqing and Chengdu by rail.

Shipments by rail enable SIBUR to deliver products to customers in just 10 days compared to 30 days required for shipments by sea, while also helping to mitigate the risks of negative macro developments and expand our customer base in the central and western regions of China.

Fu Wei, Teamleader of Basic Polymer Sales, SIBUR International Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd:

“The completion of SIBUR’s large-scale investment project, ZapSibNeftekhim, allowed us to boost supplies of polypropylene and polyethylene to China. By diversifying our supply routes, we are now able to meet the needs of customers all over the country and offer them high-quality products at competitive prices, to be delivered in the shortest possible time.”

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