Russian shippers and transportation companies say they will have to increase their rates double digits to keep up with the cost increases created by Russia’s “Platon” truck toll.
26 Apr 2016
Russia is developing a plan to certify container weighing scales so exporters can meet the International Maritime Organization’s verified gross mass rule with less than 70 days before it takes effect.
08 Apr 2016
Container Terminal St. Petersburg, one of three container terminals at the Big St. Petersburg seaport, has gained market share by reducing its pricing and offering cheaper customs inspections.
07 Apr 2016
Global container lines operating in Russia that were found guilty of collusion in 2012 and 2013 are appealing the controversial decision of Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that threw a shadow on their image in the country.
05 Apr 2016
Shippers moving their goods through Moscow could see their transportation costs rise 15 to 20 percent through a new ban on containerized cargo transiting through the Russian capital.
04 Apr 2016
Russia’s leading stevedoring companies have voiced their disdain for proposed initiatives of the Russian Federal Customs Service and some state officials to curb the powers of customs offices to service import-export cargo in the Big Port of St. Petersburg, Russia’s largest container port.
04 Apr 2016
TransContainer, Russia’s leading containerized rail operator, plans to make more investments in its network after posting a 22.6 percent year-over-year decline in net profit to 2.8 billion rubles ($60 million) even as revenue increased 16.2 percent to 42.5 billion rubles.
01 Apr 2016
Since the beginning of this year volumes across Russia’s shipping industry have begun to show signs of recovery after a dismal 2015 in which Western sanctions and the low price of oil devastated the country’s transportation firms.
01 Apr 2016
Russian railway monopoly RZD is offering significant discounts to shippers in a bid to remain competitive with over-the-road trucking, which carries the largest share of Russia’s cargo volumes.
31 Mar 2016
The newly built Bronka seaport plans to end Big Port St. Petersburg’s and Ust-Luga’s dominance of Russia’s Baltic Basin through a flexible pricing policy.
30 Mar 2016
The significant decline in Russia’s container traffic as a result of sanctions and an ongoing economic crisis is transforming not only the routes that cargo in Russia takes, but also the underlying dynamics of the country’s shipping business.