Maersk launched containers through Russia bypassing the Suez Canal

One of the world's largest logistics companies AP Moller-Maersk Group from Denmark (headquartered in Copenhagen), specializing in container shipping, has decided to increase its cargo traffic through Russia. Now containers with various products from Asia will enter Europe via a new route bypassing the Suez Canal. The carrier clearly did not like it "adventure" container ship Ever Given (of Evergreen Line) in Egypt at the end of March 2021 and he decided to play it safe.

First, containers from the Asia-Pacific region will be delivered by sea to the port of Vostochny (Primorsky Territory). Then, by the railways of the Russian Federation, they will be delivered to the port of Novorossiysk (Krasnodar Territory), and from there they will be transported by ships to the Eastern Mediterranean. Since the new transcontinental business promises a profit for the Danes, due to the halving of travel time, it is assumed that the transportation will be weekly.

On May 25, the Far Eastern Customs Administration posted on its website information that the first 247 containers had already been cleared by the Nakhodka Customs. The containers contain auto parts and polypropylene, which are to be delivered to customers from Turkey.

Delivery time by rail between Russian ports is 12 days. The total transit time from the port of departure to the port of arrival is 25-30 days, while with the traditional sea route through the Suez Canal 40-45 days

- noted the first deputy head of the Nakhodka customs Yuri Kishinsky.

We remind you that in 2019 the mentioned Danish company launched a similar route between the Russian ports of Vostochny and St. Petersburg. Since the beginning of 2021, 1986 containers have been transported along it.
  • Photos used: Maersk Line
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 25 May 2021 18: 31
    Through Maersk, forty-foot trucks were carried on the shoulder from Shanghai-Hamburg-Peter-Moscow.
    A very serious office. Recomend for everybody...
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 25 May 2021 20: 12
      And Baba Yaga is against ...
      1. orange Offline orange
        orange (ororpore) 26 May 2021 14: 44
        More precisely the Severomuisky neck.
        1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 27 May 2021 23: 53
          Is there something wrong with the tunnel?
          1. orange Offline orange
            orange (ororpore) 11 June 2021 15: 55
            He is okay. But he is alone and his bandwidth is limited.
            1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 11 June 2021 16: 13
              Sure! Therefore, you will have to do the second next ...
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 25 May 2021 19: 15
    Why carry polypropylene from there? It is closer from Tobolsk, and there are other manufacturers
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 25 May 2021 20: 45
      it should be told to customers from Turkey, not local Ukrainians and Jews. then the production of this polypropylene in Crimea should be opened. raw materials are available, Ukrainians have kindly "shared" the Black Sea deposits laughing
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  3. Yuri Neupokoev Offline Yuri Neupokoev
    Yuri Neupokoev (Yuri Neupokoev) 26 May 2021 00: 35
    Yes, I am for Tobolsk. ZapSib is generally a very powerful cluster. But hto beneficiaries?
  4. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 26 May 2021 04: 15
    Everything rests on the insignificant capacity of the railway on the transsib in terms of transporting containers. In order to transport as many containers as one container ship transports, a large number of trains are needed. Maersk decided to do a test haul to see how this route would work. If everything goes more or less, then this route will be used not instead of, but in addition to the traditional transportation through the Suez. Moreover, these transportation will be limited and will be used only for certain types of cargo due to a significant increase in the cost of transportation by land - transportation by rail is much more expensive than by sea, plus double handling of cargo at transshipment ports.
    1. zhart Offline zhart
      zhart (zhart) 27 May 2021 15: 34
      I agree completely. We can only talk about urgent cargo.
  5. Motorhead Offline Motorhead
    Motorhead (Alex) 26 May 2021 20: 47
    1986 containers from the beginning of 2021 is just a zilch and a topic for an article, nothing more.
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 27 May 2021 14: 30
    It would not be the last transport. We have a railway speed cargo. trains 7 km / h.
  7. Michael I Offline Michael I
    Michael I (Michael I) 28 May 2021 07: 51
    I wonder what is the price of transportation for one 40-foot container?