Eastern Railway reports declining fish shipments from Russian Far East in January-February 2021
The shipment of fish products from the stations of the Far Eastern Railway (a subsidiary of JSC Russian Railways) in the western direction in January–February of this year decreased by 7% compared to the same period last year, namely, to 82.8 thousand tons, reports Megafishnet.com.
According to the company, the reduction in February to February 2020 was 2% (to 52.8 thousand tons). The bulk of fish products in February were shipped to customers in Moscow (21.9 thousand tons), Novosibirsk (5.3 thousand tons) and St. Petersburg (4.2 thousand tons).
Since the beginning of the year, the problem of storing and processing the catch has worsened in the Far East after China refused entry of Russian fish shipped by reefer vessels.
In 2020, 507.5 thousand tons of fish products were sent from the stations of the Far Eastern Railway displaying a rise of 0.2% versus 2019.
Container fish shipments in January – February 2021 amounted to 2.8 thousand TEU declining by 9.5% on the same period in 2020.