The blocking of the Suez Canal by the container ship Ever Given and the impossibility of unblocking led to the search for alternative routes to send goods from Asia to Europe and back.. According to the vice-president for the line and logistics division of Fesco, German Maslov, carrier companies have requested a route through the territory of Russia.
Fesco Transport Group, which transported goods only through the Suez Canal, due to blocking, requested the transit of goods through Russia. Company cargo, along with the goods of other carriers, delivered to Vladivostok and from there by rail are sent to Europe.
Only Fesco ships 30-35 container trains weekly. Russian Railways infrastructure, despite the hard work, copes with the growing traffic
– Maslov said.
According to him, Fesco is increasing capacity on its shipping lines and rail routes in response to growing demands for shipments across Russian territory.
In turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry declared the importance of the development of the Northern Sea Route, as an alternative to the Suez Canal, the blocking of which showed the need to develop alternative routes.
In this regard, it is obviously necessary to think about, how to ensure effective management of transport risks and develop alternative routes to the Suez Canal, first of all, Northern Sea Route, the need for further development of which was highlighted by the incident in the Suez Canal
– said in the message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Recall, what 23 In March, the container ship Ever Given, owned by the Japanese company Shoei Kisen, ran aground in the Suez Canal. Ship length - 400 m, width - 59 m, lifting capacity about 224 thousand tons. As a result of the incident, traffic on the channel was blocked, more than 100 courts. According to experts' calculations, losses due to the incident have already exceeded 10 billion. dollars.