FESCO has stopped receiving dangerous goods in the port of Vladivostok

Kommersant: FESCO suspended the acceptance of dangerous goods in the port of Vladivostok
The situation leads to disruption of supplies and disruption of production processes, including in the field of food polymer packaging, said the Union of Plastic Processors

The transport and logistics company FESCO, which owns the Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port (VMTP), has suspended the acceptance of dangerous goods (these include glue, solvents, paints and other liquid products), Kommersant writes. This is due to the fact that in the ports of the Far East, the storage areas for such goods are filled to the limits allowed by the norms, the source told the publication.

Applications for the transportation of containers with liquid dangerous goods in barrels and eurocubes on sea routes to Vladivostok and further by rail “in the import and transit direction” are temporarily not accepted, according to a letter from FESCO sent to shippers, the newspaper writes.

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A spokesman for FESCO declined to comment. Global Ports, which manages the Eastern Stevedoring Company (VSK) in Nakhodka, reported that VSK continues transshipment of dangerous goods in accordance with regulations.

Historically, liquid dangerous goods went through the ports of the North-West, now they are not loaded, and the minimum volume passes through Novorossiysk, so the entire load falls on the Far East, says the interlocutor of the publication.

This is not the first time that chemical cargo transshipment has been stopped in the region. At the end of the summer, imports became more complicated due to changes in the requirements of Russian Railways for the placement and fastening of goods of this category in containers. At the same time, the Chinese side does not have agreed uniform requirements for the packaging of dangerous goods, the newspaper writes.

Russian Railways has prepared the technical conditions for packaging, but due to the inertia of the transportation processes, many incoming cargoes do not meet the requirements. “As a result, containers are delayed for securing cargo in them, which is accompanied by full unloading, transport repacking and loading of goods back into the container,” the source explained to the newspaper, adding that it takes a whole day.

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