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Ankara, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 24, 2023 – Russia’s Delo Group has signed an agreement to join the Russian-Turkish Dialogue Association. Delo joined the Committee and Supervisory Board of the Association for Transport Logistics.

It was signed by Dmitry Pankov, Director General of Delo Group Management Company, and Arsen Ayupov, President of the Russian-Turkish Dialogue Association.

The Russian-Turkish Dialogue Association aims to develop international business activity, develop communications and links aimed at promoting investment projects and trade and economic relations.

“Turkey is one of Russia’s key trading partners and a strategic market for Delo Group: our companies provide transport services to a number of destinations between the two countries. I am convinced that joining the Association will give an additional impetus to the development of relations with our Turkish partners,” said Pankov.

“We are very pleased that such a proactive company as Delo Group has joined the Association. This once again emphasizes the trust placed in us by major transport and logistics players. I am confident that by joint efforts we will contribute to the further growth of Russian-Turkish business relations in general and, in particular, to the development of transport flows between our countries,” said Arsen Ayupov.


Delo Group currently provides transport communication between Russia and Turkey based on its own assets. Its subsidiaries PJSC TransContainer and multimodal operator Ruscon provide multimodal and sea transportations between Novorossiysk, St. Petersburg and Turkish ports of Istanbul, Mersin, Samsun and others.

Turkish ports are also connected to Novorossiysk by a cargo ferry line developed and implemented on behalf of First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation A.R. Belousov by the Russian Ministry of Transport in cooperation with federal executive authorities, business structures and with the active participation of the Russian Export Center.

Russian trade strategy

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. International sanctions were imposed on Russia and most western international shippers stopped working in Russian ports. Moscow exports to Europe have virtually ended. Russia responded by implementing a new trade strategy, reorienting trade towards Asia and away from Europe. The Delo Group appears to be playing a key role here with its various transport-related businesses which include DeloPorts, Global Ports, TransContainer, RUSCON and Sasco.

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