Ministry of Transport: More than 150,000 freight cars are idle in Russia due to sanctions


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The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation estimates it at more than 150 thousand. The number of empty wagons that are idle in Russia due to changes in the direction of cargo flows due to sanctions is more than 150 thousand, according to the Ministry of Transport of the country.

Such data are provided in the official response prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development together with the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Customs Service of Russia, to the request of the head of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Andrei Kutepov.

The document notes that the situation with idle wagons “negatively affects the operational environment, makes it difficult to move laden wagons.” The Ministry of Transport offers rolling stock operators assess the wagon fleet that will actually be involved in the transportation of goods, as well as determine the number of wagons for laying on the basis of the analysis.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in the Donbass. The goals of the special operation are called “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine. This was followed by tough economic sanctions by the US, the EU and other countries against Russia. Many Western companies left the Russian Federation.

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Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.

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