The Russian freight carrier has enthroned a new managing director. His name: Alexey Vladimirovich Skatin. The graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance started his career in 2001 in the beverage sector as head of the Baltika Brewing Company. He joined Russian Post in 2013, where he held the position of deputy director general before now switching to Volga-Dnepr.
In a statement, Russian Post confirmed that Mr. Skatin has given up his position but remains connected to the company: “On September 27, Alexey has stepped down as deputy general director for e-commerce, but will remain with the (postal) company as a board member and adviser to the general director. The transition is related to Alexey’s departure as managing director of Volga-Dnepr Cargo Airlines.”
Asked for a comment, Volga-Dnepr did not respond, nor has the company posted his appointment on its website so far. It also remains unclear if Skatin’s nomination will lead to further personnel changes at the carrier’s top management level.
During his tenure at Russian Post, he formed the company’s logistics team, enhanced processes by integrating warehouse and logistics assets in a single loop and succeeded in having goods delivered throughout the vast country within a competitive timeframe.
The courier service and fulfillments are also projects implemented under Mr. Skatin's leadership. “Alexey has overseen, and often initiated, a long list of projects that have led the Post to become more agile. I am pleased that Alexey remains on our team as an advisor and will continue to keep his hand on the pulse of change,” applauded Maxim Akimov, General Director of Russian Post. “We have picked up a good pace of transformation, and it is important not to slow down,” he added. Russian Post transports and handles about 2.5 billion letters, and processes around 365 million parcels. It runs 42,000 post offices across the country.
ABC appoints Cisco to up security level
In the meantime, V-D’s linehaul arm AirBridgeCargo upped its security level by collaborating with specialist, Cisco Secure Network Analytics. CSNA provides continuous, real-time monitoring of all network traffic in all directions, increasing operational visibility and providing immediate response to suspicious incidents. Also, the ability to collect telemetry information directly from users' endpoints proves to be useful in today's realities of remote operation and fuzzy organization perimeters, hold ABC officials. As Alexander Yufarkin, head of the information security department at AirBridgeCargo Airlines told local media, the system uncovers infected PCs, hidden scans, and prevents the spread of crypto mailers, thereby reducing the risks for the airline. It is also able to detect anomalies in the network by continuously monitoring network performance, thus providing full visibility of processes and transports.
From January until the end of August 2021, freight transported on board of Russian airlines increased by 31.2% year-on-year. In total, 926,700 tons of cargo and mail were carried by Russia registered airlines during the first 8 months of this year. An increase of 32.3% compared to 2020.
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