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Russia needs new markets for grain exports

Russia needs to find new markets for its grain exports and export to xisting customers more quickly, to ease pressure on the domestic market. There was a record crop of 119 million tonnes in 2016, the SovEcon agriculture consultancy said. ...Read More

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Russia bans food imports from Bulgaria

Russia has banned some food imports from Bulgaria from September 1, after Sofia told Moscow about an unspecified number of cases of false phytosanitary certificates. The temporary restrictions were imposed on any imports and re-exports to Russia accompanied by such ...Read More

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All Finland exports to Russia down this year

Customs data show a significant decline in exports to Russia from all sectors in Finland during the first five months of the year. Worst effected were exports of foodstuffs and oil products, which fell by 78 percent and 42 percent ...Read More

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Russia bans poultry imports

The Russian federal service for veterinary matters, Rosselkhoznadzor, has banned the imports of all kinds of poultry from Italy where an epidemic of bird flu broke out. Earlier, the Russian veterinary watchdog had imposed a similar ban on imports of ...Read More

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Kiev resumes imports of Russian coal

The Ukrainian government has partially resumed imports of Russian coal which were suspended in late November, Ukraine’s acting energy minister told journalists last week. “The import of Russian coal is facing certain problems. Some part of the coal is being ...Read More

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Imports of illegal timber fall

Five major timber importing countries have made progress in cutting contraband wood from their markets since 2010, argues a series of reports published by Chatham House. The analysis — covering Britain, France, Japan, the Netherlands, and the US — is ...Read More

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Russia increases food imports from ‘non-sanctioned’ countries

Russia is increasing the volume of imports from third countries, following the ban on food from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Norway and Australia. Turkey is exporting poultry and fish, Switzerland is delivering dairy products, and Uruguay is ...Read More

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Polish Miners Block Cheap Coal Imports from Russia

Miners in Poland protesting against imports of cheap Russian coal have blocked a border route into northern Poland, according to mining union leaders. More than 200 workers blocked the passage in order to protest against imports of Russian coal. Polish ...Read More

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Brazil starting dairy exports to Russia

Three Brazilian companies have received permission to export dairy products to Russia, and one of them has already started to send cargo there, the secretary for international affairs of the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry Marcelo Junqueira told reporters last week. According ...Read More

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Vietnam Seafood Exports to Russia

Ten Vietnamese seafood companies are currently exporting products to Russia, according to a report by the Export Department. However, the Russian trade representative in Vietnam said the number of Vietnamese businesses entering the Russian market has increased on a daily ...Read More

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Russia Suspends US Pig Imports

Russia - concerned over the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diahorrhea virus (PEDv) in U.S. pig populations, announced last week it was suspending U.S. imports of live pigs effective from May 30. The disease has already killed about 10 percent of ...Read More

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German Military Exports on Hold

The government of Germany says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold. The Economy Ministry replied to questions from the opposition Green ...Read More

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Norway Fish Exports at all-time high

EXPORTS of Norwegian seafood in January soared in value by 25 per cent to 5.9 billion Norwegian kroners (NOK) – an increase of NOK 1.2 billion over January last year. One of the reasons for this was the continued high ...Read More

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Russia considers 30% import tax on foreign online retailers

Russia is considering restricting imports from foreign online retailers, joining an increasing number of countries looking into measures to protect local operators. The government of Ryussia is looking at a 30% tax on imports worth more than 7,000 roubles (£123) ...Read More

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Russia Opens door for Meat Imports

Last month the Environment Secretary signed a major trade agreement with Russia, which will allow beef and lamb exports from the UK to be imported into Russia. This ends an 18 year ban imposed after the outbreak of BSE in ...Read More

China inaugurates new shipping route

A Chinese freight ship has made the first ever voyage through the Northeast Passage. The Arctic Ocean shipping route north of Russia has been opened up by Arctic ice melting and reduces the journey from China to Europe by thousands ...Read More

Controversial Shipping route

The Russian Prime Minister was promoting a controversial shipping route at the Barents summit in Kirkenes, Norway, earlier this month. The shipping route along Russia's northern border between Europe and Asia.Dmitry Medvedev said that freight turnover along the North Sea ...Read More

Rail Freight Developments In China

The Chinese Government is investing heavily in rail infrastructure to enable freight traffic from manufacturers in the interior to gain access to ports.  The development also offers the possibility of other shipping options; some Third Party Logistics Providers are considering ...Read More

China Rail Freight serves Russia

The rail freight service from China to Poland crosses Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, during its 10 000 km journey, where freight containers can be unloaded.  It reaches its final destination in 14 - 15 days.  The departure point at Chengdu ...Read More

New freight services for North Sea

A Finland based shipping line is expanding its freight services on the North Sea and Baltic Sea this summer.  A weekly service will connect Finland and Russia with the UK, Spain and France. There will also be a direct service ...Read More

Russia container freight flourishes

An shipping industry leader says that Russia 'remains a bright spot' in the global container industry. Growth is more than double that of the global average, and Russia even out-performed other growth markets such as India, Brazil and China last ...Read More

Finnish Ship Investigation

The captain and crew of a vessel owned by a Finnish shipping line were under investigation last week by Finland's customs authority. A shipment of military cargo destined for Syria was found to have no export licence.  No official export ...Read More

Russia Raids Shipping Lines

Anti-trust investigators in Russia have made unannounced visits to shipping line offices in St Petersburg and Moscow. The investigators are trying to find out whether a dozen of the world's largest container lines have been engaging in anti-competitive behaviour.

Russia Imports likely to increase

Now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organsation, exporting countries, especially Finland, are expecting to benefit.  Russia is expected to reduce some import tariffs immediately and others after an interim period.  Taxes on wood exports will probably ease, and ...Read More

Russia cuts freight permits

Russia has reduced the number of overland freight permits which it allows to Poland by about 10%. Russia regulates cargo traffic between itself and the rest of the world by bi-lateral agreements.  It is thought that Russia is trying to ...Read More

UK Car Exports Boom

The first quarter of 2012 has been an exciting one for the UK car industry - export sales increased to a level of £6.1 billion. For the first time since 1976, car export values exceeded import values. There has been ...Read More

Shipping freeze

Shipping traffic in the Black Sea is being severely disrupted by freezing seas and excessively cold temperatures. Port authorities are working hard to keep shipping lanes open but vessels heading to Eastern Black Sea ports in Russia and Ukraine are ...Read More

Russian rail freight privatisation

A 75% stake of the rail freight subsidiary of Russian Railways has been bought by Russia's (reputedly) richest man.  His company now has control of 21% of the freight rolling stock in the country. Russia moves 42% of its freight ...Read More

Freight Profits for Russia

The leading rail freight operator in Russia, TransContainer, announced its latest results two weeks ago, with the news that its first half net profits increased by 610%. This  was attributed to increased freight container volumes, growth in the domestic terminal ...Read More

Express Container Freight

Local reports say that express container freight trains are under test on the railway route between Yekaterinburg and St Petersburg.  The project is being managed by two subsidiaries of Russian Railways, RZD Logistics and Trans Container. It is hoped that ...Read More

Rail Freight Sale for Russia

There will be an open auction in Russia next month, to sell 75% of the freight subsidiary of Russian Railways.  There seem to be three main contenders to purchase the business, funds from which will help Russian Railways to finance ...Read More

Freight and Logistics Opportunities in emerging economies

Emerging markets will become more and more important in the global economy, as countries like India and China report growth rates of around 10%, in sharp contrast to the developed Western economies.  The CEO of Agility Europe wrote in the ...Read More

New air freight service from Russia

The largest all-cargo airline in Russia has started a new freight service to Zhengzhou in China.  The airline already operates routes from Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai to Russia and other major centres in Europe.  The new flights are operating ...Read More

Record Exports from Scotland

Food exports from Scotland passed £1bn last year according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs.  Sales of salmon and potatoes were particularly strong, while nearly two thirds of food sales came from fish and shellfish, which increased by 12% ...Read More

Shipping between Murmansk and China

A gas tanker followed by three ice breakers left Murmansk on Saturday carrying gas condensate for China.  The journey will take two weeks, and the crew will collect data on ice conditions in the area. This is the first time ...Read More

Container volumes weaken

A recently published report on North Europe produced by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics shows that volumes of container shipping declined in April compared with March.  The report tracks volumes through Le Havre, Zeebrugge, ...Read More

China – US exports dive

The government in China is due to announce its May trade figures on Friday, and some economists expect that they will show a slowdown in growth.  A  recent report estimates that Chinese export growth dropped to 20 percent year-on-year, down ...Read More