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Chinese containers blocking ports in the Far East

Chinese containers blocking ports in the Far East

“Further along the Trans-Siberian Railway through Vladivostok and Nakhodka it turns out to be 30-40% cheaper than along the Southern Sea Route. And this situation will continue in the future, until the end of 2022, "- said Kommersant. - Maybe.

“Today, all ports along the Vladivostok coast and the port of Nakhodka operate in a non-stop mode - they are loaded to the maximum and a little more, if resources and opportunities allow. Igor Rebelskiy, founder of VIG Trans, said: "The accumulation of containers in ports is associated with an increase in cargo traffic from China."

According to him, the sea line is going to receive the incoming number of large and small-tonnage containers, despite the fact that the port is overcrowded. In this regard, it is necessary to reduce the number of calls, leave ships on the sidelines, or reduce the permitted quota for calls. The interlocutor of the publication made it clear that the ship cannot enter the port from 14 to 21 days.

Rebelsky also added that loading by Russian Railways directly from the port is carried out in accordance with the shipping standards, and there are no significant deficits on the platform. “But congestions for trains arriving in Moscow are already being observed,” he added.

According to Maxim Shishkov, head of the strategy and development department of FESCO, over the past six months, the import of products from the Far Eastern ports has grown by 38%. At the same time, he was convinced that the company kept "all promises to customers have been fulfilled." Partner firms have already been puzzled to plan the volume of traffic for the upcoming 2022th year, while taking into account all the factors that have arisen during the work. And minimize bullying.

The reasons for the unprecedented popularity of the Far Eastern port were several factors at once: 1. an unprecedented increase in the cost of shipping cargo / containers through the Suez Canal, 2. the border problem with China. In addition, container lines this year have significantly exceeded the previously planned shipment plans.

On the overland route passing through three points: Kazakhstan - Russia - Belarus, transportation from China is also gaining popularity. 3.5 times cheaper than shipping cost. At the beginning of the year, the difference doubled, and by October 2020, the land route became more expensive.

According to forecasts of the heads of the ports of the Far East, the current situation will drag on for the whole of 2022.

Also, the "Secret" magazine reported that from September 6, forwarders will be able to import and export "special supplies of sanctioned vehicles" through three Russian ports for further transportation through the territory of Russia to other countries. Among them are the port of St. Petersburg, the port of Nakhodka and the commercial sea port of Vladivostok.

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