TELS Group of Companies received a request for the delivery of three containers from Germany to the Russian Federation (Volgodonsk, Rostov region) weighing 55 tons each with the following dimensions: 7.8*4.08*4.34 m.
Specialists had to overcome the restrictions specific to Germany. They related to: a) the season of holidays of officials, who issue permits for the transportation of oversize and heavy-weight cargoes; b) the permit for only one car instead of three; c) seasonal repair of roads and the need to dismantle the repair structures for three times; d) a prohibition on the movement of heavy vehicles on weekends and holidays. Despite of these peculiarities the cargo was delivered to the European port of departure promptly.
Then the cargo proceeded by ferry to the port of St. Petersburg, where it was supposed to go by barge to Volgodonsk. However, due to changes in the Customer’s production plans, the delivery was speeded up by changing the river transport by a car with of all necessary permits for the transportation of such a heavy cargo to 2000 km.
The Loadstar reports that according to Transport Intelligence the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a 11.6% decline in air and sea freights over the previous year.
The Republic of Belarus will suffer negative economic consequences arising from the political crisis. This will affect both the republic and most probably the freight market between the European Union and the Russian Federation. At least, we should expect redistribution of transit cargo flows if Minsk carries out its threats in response to the restrictions introduced by Poland and the Baltic states.
Due to the increase of criminal incidents in the cargo transportation market, the Legal Department of TELS Group reminds its employees and partners once again of the importance of the rules preventing cargo theft and the procedures allowing to admit contractors for transportation.