Kazakhstan has difficulties with the transportation of oil due to the war unleashed by Russia
More than 1.3 thousand wagons and containers with Kazakh cargo are idle in China.
It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.
“Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” appealed to the railway administration of China with a request to expedite the dispatch to Kazakhstan of 1 340 wagons and containers idle at the border. These wagons and containers are loaded with equipment, engineering kits, raw materials, informs website of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs.
“Given the assurances of the Chinese side, we hope for the speedy departure of Kazakh cargo,” said Murat Amrin, director of the Atameken logistics and transportation department.
Complaints about demurrage of containers on the Chinese side began to come from businessmen last year.
In the fall, according to the Chamber of Entrepreneurs, China banned the transportation of liquid cargo by trains in the summer, including vegetable oils, for reasons of railway safety.
At the same time, entrepreneurs observe all safety measures when transporting vegetable oils.
“Entrepreneurs are even ready to consider the issue of additional voluntary liability insurance for liquid cargo transportation. However, in China there are not only rare goods, but also raw materials that are allowed for transit, without which many enterprises cannot work and fulfill their contractual obligations,” said Konstantin Nevzorov, President of the Oilseed Union of Kazakhstan.
Last year, due to the Chinese ban, Kazakh exporters began to export tropical oils through the Black Sea ports of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, which made supplies more expensive.
“Now the situation has reached a dead end, this transit route has been closed for an incomprehensible period due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. The issue of the speedy return of Kazakh containers coming from China and the search for solutions today is a priority,” the head of the union summed up.
As reported, Georgia and Kazakhstan may support sanctions against the Russian Federation.
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