Logistics News with TELS GLOBAL
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On Thursday, December 15, the EU leaders agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six more months, as declared at the press conference held by Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande in Brussels at the EU summit.
The third quarter of the current year was marked by a substantial slowdown in road freight traffic from the Russian Federation to the countries of the European Union, especially after a considerable increase in the first 6 months of 2016 against the same period of the previous year (with +20%). As a result, the positive trend in the volume of cargoes exported from Russia to the EU over the first three quarters of 2016 decreased totaling +7% (up to 7.5 million tons).
Transportation of Lithium-Ion Batteries by Air Transport since April 2016. What Has Changed in Transportation Processes?
On April 1, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) banned transportation of commercial batches with accumulators (lithium-ion batteries) in cargo compartments of passenger aircrafts. At the same time, regulations applicable for the batteries carried by cargo aircrafts became more stringent.
Actually, mornings usually begin with coffee, but not without TELS.
1,430 thousand tons of cargoes were transported by road from the countries of the European Union to the Republic of Belarus in the first six months of 2016, which is 15.3% less than in the same period of the previous year.
In 2016, there has been an increase of 20.3% in goods imported by road to Ukraine from the countries of the European Union and 6.9% in exports against the same period of the previous year.
Negative Dynamics for the Volume of Goods Imported from the EU to the CIS by Road is Decreasing Each Month
The dynamics for the total volume of goods imported from the European Union to the CIS countries by road in January-May 2016 against the same period in the previous year remains negative; however, the decline rates are decreasing each month.
During January-April of 2016, exports from Kazakhstan to the countries of the European Union by road grew by 6.08% against the same period of the previous year, totaling 48.2 thousand tons.
During the first three months in 2016, road freight traffic from the Republic of Belarus to the countries of the European Union increased almost by 30% against the same period in the previous year, totaling 758 thousand tons.
After a 2-year decrease in road transportation market between the EU and Ukraine, it has been steadily growing since the beginning of the current year. Within the first 3 months in 2016, the volume of goods imported by road from the European Union to Ukraine increased by 24.1%, up to 1,063 thousand tons, against the same period in the previous year.
On April 14, the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation made a written order to customs authorities to decrease the number of places for customs procedures.
Kazakhstan’s foreign trade market has been decreasing in the volume of exported and imported goods since 2014. For the year 2016, the International Monetary Fund predicts further considerable decrease in foreign trade with the following figures: -14% in the import of goods, -21% in the export of goods.
To satisfy the needs of TELS’s clients for reducing the expenses associated with logistics, the company increases regular deliveries of consolidated cargoes from the European Union to Ukraine providing all the related services.
Over the las three years imports from China to the European Union has been steadily increasing. In 2015, 59.4 million tons of cargoes were delivered from China to the European Union by all modes of transport, which is 4.2% more than in the year 2014 (the growth of import in 2014 made 10.6% against the year 2013).
During the first two months in 2016, TELS vehicle park increased by 20 new heavy vehicles: road trains with MEGA semitrailers, which enhance the advantages and ease for TELS clients.
Considerable reduction of import goods transported from the European Union to the Russian Federation by road in 2015 concerned all the countries in the EU and almost all the types of goods making -32.3% as compared to the year 2014.
In the period from August to December 2015 TELS Group of Companies carried out a project requiring shipment of special equipment for modernizing oil refinery in the Republic of Belarus.
Belarus keeps asserting itself as an important member in new logistic schemes of cargo transportation between Russian and the countries of the West and South-West.
The beginning of the year 2016 is marked by a number of unfavorable conditions for road carriers of Ukraine.