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.
Import of Milk and Cream to Belarus Increased 7.6 Times
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.
Road Transportation Market between the EU and the Russian Federation in the first 6 months in 2016
4,507 thousand tons of cargoes were imported from the countries of the European Union to the Russian Federation by road in the first 6 months in 2016. The decrease in imports against the same period of the previous year made 6.1 %.
Considerable Increase of Road Freight Transportation between Ukraine and the EU
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.
Positive Tendencies in Russian Road Freight Transportation Market
Russian road transportation market revealed a number of positive tendencies in the first half of the year 2016.
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.
Export of Oilseeds Reallocated from Kazakhstan to Poland
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.
Road Transportation Market Between the EU and the Russian Federation. The Decline Continues Though More Slowly
In the first three months of the year 2016, road transportation market for imports from the European Union to the Russian Federation continued to decline on a year-over-year basis. However, this dynamics slowed noticeably with -10% in Q1 in 2016 against the same period in 2015 and -36.3% in Q1 in 2015 against the same period in 2014. February and March of the year 2016 improved the yearly dynamics considerably.
Export Growth from Belarus to the EU due to Export of Wood, Steel and Glass
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.
Imports of Ukraine: Road Transportation Increase against the General Trade Deficit.
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.
The Federal Customs Service Is Reducing the Number of Customs Posts
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 and Logistics Market Today and Tomorrow
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.
Road Fees for Foreign Carriers Have Increased in Russia
On April 19, Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia, signed amendments to the Government Decree on Fees for travelling on Russian federal roads for vehicles registered abroad.
EU’s import of wood from the Russian Federation in 2015
In 2015, the EU’s import of wood from the Russian Federation markedly decreased in volume terms, whereas wood transport by road increased.
Import of Equipment from the EU to the Russian Federation Decreased by One Third
In 2015, the market of oversized cargo transported by road from the countries of the EU to the Russian Federation decreased by over 30% against the year 2014.
Land Transportation from China to the European Union Increased by 22%
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).
Crisis Apart, Reality in Figures
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.
Freight Transportation Market Between the EU and Russia in 2013-2015
In 2015, the volume of freight transportation market (export and import) between the countries of the European Union and the Russian Federation expressed in physical terms totalled 19.304 million tons of cargoes, which is 13.9% less than in the year 2014 (similar fall totalled 10.9% in the year 2014 as compared to 2013).
Belarus Has Become an Important Member in New Logistic Schemes
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.
Ukrainian Carriers Face Limitations All Around
The beginning of the year 2016 is marked by a number of unfavorable conditions for road carriers of Ukraine.
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