Single Logistics Centre taking off in Primorye

February 20, 2007 16:39

Leading fishing companies, traders, ports and representatives of executive and legislative power of Primorsky Krai (capital Vladivostok) recently gathered at the round table and agreed to establish Single Logistics Centre in Vladivostok port, according to PrimaMedia.

Meanwhile, Russia's Ministry of Transportation has been discussing reduction of railway tariffs for local producers as it is extremely important for the nation's Far East Fisheries Basin that charges for seafood transportation should not change during the whole year.

From its side, the government is probably awaiting that the industrials should also take steps towards decreasing transportation costs. More specifically, they should optimize ports' operations, arrange accurate schedule of shipments and guarantee loading of railway cars.

According to the reports, the recent statements of the Russian high rank officials point to potential preferences for Primorye in the sphere of development of transport infrastructure, ports and the fishery industry. However, the seafood market operators can rely on the state support only subject to merger of their efforts aimed at transparency of their operations.

The Single Logistics Centre which is being in the process of establishment is supposed to coordinate operations of ports, transport workers and fishermen. The project will be implemented by OOO Dalrybport (ltd). Now about 60% of reefer capacities are concentrated in the province's fish ports.

The newly established multi-purpose company has already got developed railway infrastructure, cold storage facilities and modern loader fleet.

This one-window service is claimed to be a way towards complex development of fish ports which is to create convenient conditions for fishermen and railroaders.

Protest

Meanwhile, some market players in Vladivostok have been vigorously protesting against the new development claiming that the established company is inflating prices for services and showing signs of monopolistic behaviour.

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