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Container transshipment terminals in the Far East are overcrowded
In the Far East, the terminals for transshipment of container ships are maximally loaded. The reason was a sharp influx of containers from China due to the rise in the cost of transportation through the Suez Canal.
As the Kommersant, some ships cannot enter ports for two or three weeks. At present, transportation via Vladivostok and Nakhodka and further along the Trans-Siberian Railway is 30–40% cheaper than the southern sea route. This situation will continue throughout the year.
Participants in the logistics market say that dispatch by rail from ports is carried out according to the loading norms, but there is already a congestion of trains upon arrival in Moscow, and there is a possibility of imposing restrictions there as well.
According to Maksim Shishko, Director for Strategy and Development of FESCO, imports through the ports of the Far Eastern Federal District in eight months increased by 38%. Experts believe that the main snag is the weak throughput of the railways, the insufficient development of checkpoints also leaves an imprint on the situation.