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April 26, 2022

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Russia aims to remedy container shortage increasing national production

The dry port of Yuzhnouralsky, as well as being used to increase trade with China, it could host a container factory

Russia's State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), a company leasing that is owned by the Ministry of Moscow transport, could set up a factory for the container production in the Chelyabinsk region for help alleviate the shortage of containers on the Russian market of which in recent days inforMARE has given an account ( of 21 April 2022).

Today the general manager of GTLK, Yevgeny Dietrick, in opportunity to visit the new Yuzhnouralsky intermodal center Transport and Logistics Complex (TLK) in Yuzhnouralsky, Oblast of Chelyabinsk, together with the governor of the regionk, Aleksey Teksler, discussed among other things the possibility of creating a company for the production of containers given the current limited production level of Russia in this area which - is specified state - it is equal to about 10 thousand teu per year while the current demand from national operators is for about 25 thousand teu.

On the occasion of the visit, the strategic location of the TLK intermodal center, located on the southern slopes of the Urals, which was built by Russian part from Chelyabinsk Oblast and Chinese side from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Strategic position that for Russia is becoming very important given the need to move the flows of their foreign trade to the east the impossibility of using the logistic doors to West closed after Russia invaded on February 24 Ukrainian territory triggering the ongoing conflict.

In particular, the role of the port was emphasized dry TLK as access for goods from the areas north-western and central China and intended for the Russian market, while last year they began to pass through the dry port of Yuzhnouralsky the first exports of Russian goods, including copper and lead, towards China. 'In the current economic situation and geopolitics - Noted Dietrick - Yuzhnouralsky's TLK is of particular strategic importance: the complex will ensure the continuity of direct trade with China through Kazakhstan without recourse to the Suez Canal, as well as the expansion of commercial and logistics chains with friendly countries of Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan."

Highlighting that in the current geopolitical situation the flow of goods through Chelyabinsk Oblast can be tripled, the governor of the Russian region Teksler took over that "in the TLK area it is also possible to organize the production of containers, which now constitute
a product in great demand. "Together with the creation of the Special Economic Zone - he added - given the availability of the necessary infrastructures, TLK can become not only a logistics and transport hub, but also a production site».

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