Surging seafood shipments by Russian railways from Vladivostok
In the seven months of 2021, 331.7 thousand metric tons of fish products were shipped by rail from Primorsky Krai province (Capital Vladivostok) displaying an increase by 22.3% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, 46.6 thousand metric tons were shipped in July (+43% compared with July 2020), reports Megafishnet.com.
Further figures from the Russian Railways Company say that since the beginning of the year, the transportation of seafood in containers amounted to 216.7 thousand metric tons (+30%) while 115 thousand tons were sent in refrigerated railway cars (+5.5%).
The main volume of fish products in January-July was shipped to the consignees in the Moscow region (146 thousand tons), the Urals (39 thousand tons) and Siberia (60 thousand tons).
Export shipments of fish from the Uglovaya station of the Far Eastern Railway in the seven months of this year amounted to 38.4 thousand tons. In particular, in July 2021, 8.7 thousand tons were sent from Primorye to China – 10 times more than in July 2020.
The shipments of seafood by rail started in May 2020 and became an alternative to the delivery of seafood to China by road due to the adopted quarantine restrictions.