The precipitous drop in Russia’s container traffic last year due to its slowing economy and Western sanctions has created a shortage of containers estimated at 400,000 for Moscow shipping companies, and it could continue to grow.
02 Nov 2015
Zim Integrated Shipping Services and a European short-sea operator are reintroducing a seasonal refrigerated service aimed at agriculture shippers that connects the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
30 Oct 2015
Baltic Stevedore Co. said its new nearly two-acre container yard for empties and an inspection point will speed up customs cargo processing and improve inland distribution at the Baltiysk container cargo terminal.
23 Oct 2015
A planned $350 million container hub serving Moscow is aimed at handling increased cargo flows, reducing urban congestion and speeding distribution into central Russia.
20 Oct 2015
Russian railway monopoly RZD is working to stop the flow of containerized cargo to other modes of transportation.
13 Oct 2015
The Russian government will begin work on a new deep-sea port in the enclave of Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, by the end of the year.
08 Oct 2015
Russian containerized rail companies are cutting their fleets this year and plan to do the same next year, as the country’s trade suffers from Western sanctions and the low price of oil.
02 Oct 2015
While containerized rail traffic between Russia and Asia Pacific states is down 20 percent year-over-year in the first seven months of 2015, a closer look at the data reveals an upward trend is taking holding.
29 Sep 2015
The Russian government plans to spend between 20 and 25 billion rubles ($400 to $500 million) to expand and deepen the harbor of the Novorossiysk seaport to handle larger vessels, in order to make it more competitive with Ukrainian ports also on the Black Sea.
16 Sep 2015
Russia’s economic downturn is largely responsible for a flat third quarter peak season on the Asia-North Europe trade, forcing ocean carriers to apply more permanent reductions in capacity, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
09 Sep 2015
Russian rail monopoly RZD and the operator of the Yingkou port are looking to create a logistics center in Moscow and a logistics park at the northern Chinese port.