Major fishing company ships for export straight from Vladivostok

August 18, 2021 00:35

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has switched to direct shipments of seafood products in refrigerated containers to Europe, the USA and Southeast Asia by sea from the port of Vladivostok. Previously, the routine would be to ship to these regions exclusively through the ports of Korea and China, reports

"We strive to maximize the opportunities of the home port as a logistics hub. This allows us to reduce the time of delivery of products to consumers and ensure the safety of products, as well as avoid the risks associated with the closure of foreign ports for Russian products in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, " commented RFC’s First Deputy General Director Savely Karpukhin. The cost of shipping through Vladivostok has become competitive thanks to the state program of support and subsidizing transport costs implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture. We highly appreciate the program of support for exporters of agricultural products and expect that it will be extended for 2022 and for the subsequent periods. By helping to increase the cargo turnover of domestic ports, especially in the Far East, the program will undoubtedly contribute to the creation of new jobs in the region, the growth of tax revenue and, as a result, to the development of Russian ports and the growth of their competitiveness."

Since the beginning of the year, RFC has shipped more than 1000 containers with fish products through the port of Vladivostok. The company also develops export shipments by rail. In the near future, the RFC will begin rail deliveries from Vladivostok to Germany, the Netherlands and Slovakia.

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