Instead of February 1, 2017, the government of the Russian Federation decided to increase the tariffs for heavy trucks using federal roads within Plato system from April 15 to 3.06 rubles per kilometer (while current tariffs are 1.53 RUB/km).
Possibly, a new high-speed technology of cargo transportation in Russia will become a reality in four years’ time.
Protracted sanction war between the EU and the Russian Federation induced German businesses to invest in its own manufacturing on the territory of Russia thus developing the potential of the domestic logistics market.
The year 2016 is over, so it is high time to sum up what happened to the international road transport market across the Eurasian region and try to see what the new year shall bring. (The Eurasian region means the international logistics market between Europe and the CIS where Russia plays the most important part in the economic relations defining market conditions by its policy). The experts agree that the problems have been aggravating for the past three or four years, and this trend will most probably continue in 2017.
Obligatory payments for using highways and bridges have been collected since February 2017 from all the vehicles with foreign plates.
In 2016, road transportation market from the countries of the EU to the major countries of the Eurasian region (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan) grew by 1.7% against the year 2015, making 17,483 thousand tons (hereinafter according to the data taken from Eurostat).
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.
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.
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