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30 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:57 GMT+2

May 30, 2022

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Russian logistics operators to the hungry search for containers for their shipments

For purchases of containers are mainly turning to China

In Russia, a rapid decrease in containers available for handling goods is occurring. Making the results of the conference on "containerized transport of industrial goods" held on May 25 and 24 in Moscow, organised by the MAXConference, a number of Russian media outlets reported that, following the withdrawal from the Russian market, the conference was held in Moscow. foreign suppliers caused by the conflict in Ukraine, domestic logistics operators are trying to change suppliers by targeting mainly Chinese ones, at which around 90% of the containers to be used in Russia are ordered. In particular, in China they are ordered mainly containers from 40 feet because more efficient in terms of return on investment, while 20-foot containers are being ordered mainly to Russia's RM Rail Abakanvagonmash, which is the main national container manufacturer which however has a limited production capacity.

Some participants in the conference specified that if in the past Russian operators ordered about 15 -20mila containers per year, in 2022-due to the shortage of containers on the market-they will have to find themselves from 50mila to 100mila.

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