OREANDA-NEWS The rates for transporting a 40-foot container from the main Chinese ports to Moscow by rail fell from $12 — 13 thousand in 2021 to $8 — 9 thousand at the beginning of 2023. This was written by the newspaper "Kommersant" with reference to the assessment of the international carrier ModernWay.

According to the general director of this transport company Nikolay Olshansky, by May the tariffs were reduced even more — to $ 6 — 6.5 thousand.

As the head of the railway transportation department of the logistics company Stalogistic Alesya Kuveko noted, since the beginning of this year, rates have fallen from $9.5 — 10 thousand to $6.5 — 7 thousand, depending on the location and transportation conditions.

Dmitry Sukhoversha, Head of multimodal transportation at FM Logistic, linked the cost reduction with a decrease in the total volume of shipments after the Chinese New Year, as well as with the launch of new long-distance ocean transportation services (Deeep sea) from Chinese ports to St. Petersburg and Novorossiysk.

The day before, Bloomberg wrote that the extremely hot weather in Asia "played into the hands" of Russia, which dramatically increased fuel supplies to this region.