Regulate tariffs due to growth in traffic volumes and legislative support from the state
An important measure for adjustment is the tariff policy. We wouldn’t like to subsidize coal with tariffs. Cars are not ready for this. We just need a stable tariff policy. Russian Railways is building it absolutely right. There are preferences for new routes and for new promising cargo flows. But in this regard, I would like this decision to be made not for a year, as it is now being adopted, but for a longer period, for example, for five years — Vadim Shvetsov, General Director, Sollers Group.
Tariffs are a thing that we can easily be scared of. But let’s in fact understand the following: if you carry more, then the current tariff will look economical. Costs are still there. They are divided by volume. When we export 85% of today’s capabilities, I would like to first export 100, then look at the savings. Instead of saying first: well, we definitely can’t export 100% of what we already have to, so let’s raise the tariff — Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Chief Executive Officer, Siberian Generating Company; Chief Executive Officer, SUEK.
Since we have cross-subsidizing, certain colleagues are right to say: why are we paying more? Let’s tie it to a certain price, boost unprofitable cargoes, reduce highly profitable ones, and create additional conditions for the development of small transportation business, medium business, and highly profitable ones. We agree with this position — Oleg Belozerov, Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways.