Trends in economy force many businesses, logistics divisions to reduce expenses. TELS expert describes how TELS helps its clients accomplish the goal.
Obligatory payments for using highways and bridges have been collected since February 2017 from all the vehicles with foreign plates.
In 2016, road transportation market from the countries of the EU to the major countries of the Eurasian region (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan) grew by 1.7% against the year 2015, making 17,483 thousand tons (hereinafter according to the data taken from Eurostat).
Instead of February 1, 2017, the government of the Russian Federation decided to increase the tariffs for heavy trucks using federal roads within Plato system from April 15 to 3.06 rubles per kilometer (while current tariffs are 1.53 RUB/km).
Possibly, a new high-speed technology of cargo transportation in Russia will become a reality in four years’ time.
Protracted sanction war between the EU and the Russian Federation induced German businesses to invest in its own manufacturing on the territory of Russia thus developing the potential of the domestic logistics market.
The year 2016 is over, so it is high time to sum up what happened to the international road transport market across the Eurasian region and try to see what the new year shall bring. (The Eurasian region means the international logistics market between Europe and the CIS where Russia plays the most important part in the economic relations defining market conditions by its policy). The experts agree that the problems have been aggravating for the past three or four years, and this trend will most probably continue in 2017.
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On Thursday, December 15, the EU leaders agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six more months, as declared at the press conference held by Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande in Brussels at the EU summit.
The third quarter of the current year was marked by a substantial slowdown in road freight traffic from the Russian Federation to the countries of the European Union, especially after a considerable increase in the first 6 months of 2016 against the same period of the previous year (with +20%). As a result, the positive trend in the volume of cargoes exported from Russia to the EU over the first three quarters of 2016 decreased totaling +7% (up to 7.5 million tons).
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ukrainian container ports increased cargo handling by 29% in January-February 2016 against the same period of the previous year. In total, 454 thousand TEUs were handled over that period. (In 2015, the decrease of container transshipment at sea ports made 30%).
There has been an increase in both the number of crimes committed on international routes and cargo theft cases lately.
Transportation of Lithium-Ion Batteries by Air Transport since April 2016. What Has Changed in Transportation Processes?
On April 1, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) banned transportation of commercial batches with accumulators (lithium-ion batteries) in cargo compartments of passenger aircrafts. At the same time, regulations applicable for the batteries carried by cargo aircrafts became more stringent.
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1,430 thousand tons of cargoes were transported by road from the countries of the European Union to the Republic of Belarus in the first six months of 2016, which is 15.3% less than in the same period of the previous year.
4,507 thousand tons of cargoes were imported from the countries of the European Union to the Russian Federation by road in the first 6 months in 2016. The decrease in imports against the same period of the previous year made 6.1 %.
In 2016, there has been an increase of 20.3% in goods imported by road to Ukraine from the countries of the European Union and 6.9% in exports against the same period of the previous year.
Russian road transportation market revealed a number of positive tendencies in the first half of the year 2016.
Negative Dynamics for the Volume of Goods Imported from the EU to the CIS by Road is Decreasing Each Month
The dynamics for the total volume of goods imported from the European Union to the CIS countries by road in January-May 2016 against the same period in the previous year remains negative; however, the decline rates are decreasing each month.
During January-April of 2016, exports from Kazakhstan to the countries of the European Union by road grew by 6.08% against the same period of the previous year, totaling 48.2 thousand tons.