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Increasing Volumes of Container Cargo Transportation

Cargo turnover raises every year. Both sea and land load shipment shows this positive tendency. The volumes have been increasing for the last ten years. That, in turn, influences the expansion of fleet, increases the loads of cargo and modernize industrial equipment, as well as enables creation of new terminals.

Huge international companies forecast a cargo turnover increase between Asia and Europe - by 3,3% in 2020 and by 3,4% in 2021. Demands on shipping containers raise in the largest countries-exporters – China, Japan, Korea, the USA and Taiwan. Two-ways trade between Europe and China shows even greater increase in the ports with over 135 million TEU.

Freight transportation in Russia

Experts positively evaluate the situation of container shipment in Russia. The raise of international trade influences the dynamics of container turnover in local ports and railway terminals. Huge market players enhance the competitiveness of transit directions, cargo turnover routes between Russia and China. According to the forecasts, by 2021 the volume of container turnover is going to be over 6,3 million TEU. The positive export trends take place in the following industries:

  • Metallurgy,
  • Mechanical engineering,
  • Chemical industry,
  • Logging,
  • Agrarian industry.

Freight transportation grows steadily in the Far East and the Black Sea regions of the country. This stimulates the development of logistics in other regions of the country. The Baltic direction still has the leading position. Container turnover in the Baltic ports is at least 40% of the overall transportation volume.

There is also an improvement of railway transport infrastructure. Operators update rolling stocks, improve control panels, and raise the pace of cargo movement. Taking security measures during the transportation of hazardous load stimulates the demand of this service inside the country and in the international operations. Investing into transportation modules becomes more profitable. The use of steel shipping containers is a reliable and inexpensive way of delivering goods and materials in any parts of the world.

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