Russian grain suppliers wanted to build their own wagon fleet 10:40

Grain exporters, who had previously had a shortage of wagons, planned to create their own wagon fleets. About this “Interfax” declaration Eduard Zernin, Chairman of the Board of the Grain Exporters Association.

“The Union is preparing a consolidated offer for the purchase of grain carriers (funnels) in 2023-2025. Deficits and the drastic increase in shipping tariffs were the main topic of the last meeting of grain exporters at the Ministry of Agriculture,” he said.

According to him, in addition to the freight, which has increased in price this year, there has been a 50 percent increase in domestic road transport and a two-fold increase in rail transport. In addition, some suppliers for wagons have received warnings about hike rates as of April 1.

He added that there is almost no difficulty in trucking as this market is competitive. However, this applies only to the south of Russia, where logistical leverage makes it possible to do without transport by rail. In other regions, due to the long transport, it is necessary to use rail transport, where the rates are already indexed three times.

Earlier on Monday, Rosspetsmash Association leadership He insisted The Russian government will cancel the export tax on grain exports from the country for at least 5 years. Another proposal was to increase the tariff subsidy for the transport of agricultural products from Siberia.

Source: Gazeta


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