The Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT) International Association is a non-commercial transport association with an open-ended duration, registered in the Main Register of the canton of St. Gallen (Switzerland) on February 21, 1997.
The CCTT was founded by the Ministry of Railway Communication of the Russian Federation (after the restructuring of 2003 –RZD OAO (Russian Railways), Deutsche Bahn (DB AG), Association of European Transsiberian Operators (GETO), and Korean International Freight Forwarders Association (KIFFA).
Presently the CCTT has more than 100 member societies from 23 countries, including railways of Europe, Asia and the CIS states, leading shipping companies, operators and forwarders, ports and stevedoring companies, state organizations, administrations and municipalities, telecom and marketing companies, security services and mass media.
The Council participates in efforts of OSJD, the UIC, the UNECE Inland Transport Committee, the CIT, the EurAsEC, the ESCAP, the OTIF, the WCO and the UPU to create new technological norms and harmonize transport law, aimed at reducing barriers to freight transportation between Asia and Europe.
The CCTT contributes to introducing advanced technologies, which increase the capacities of border crossing points and international freight volumes.
The major goals of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation are:
- attracting transit and foreign trade cargo to the Trans-Siberian route;
- coordinating activities of companies that participate in international cargo transportation on the TSR in order to provide high-quality delivery of goods and develop economic relations between the countries of South-East Asia, Far and Middle East, Central Asia and Europe using the infrastructure of Russian railways.
The major objectives of the CCTT are:
- coordination of interaction between all participants of the transportation on the Trans-Siberian Route;
- participation in the development of legal documents regulating the transportation on the TSR;
- formulation of proposals to boost traffic volumes through the TSR based on analysis of transport market conditions;
- formulation of proposals to eliminate the factors, hampering transit and foreign cargo attraction to the Trans-Siberian Route;
- participation in activities of other public and transport organizations within its competence.