In these challenging times, logistics operations have been impacted across the continent and beyond, New Silk Road Network’s member InterAvtoTrans (PRIMUM) from Kazakhstan, shares their insights with us on how the current situation is on the road between China and Europe.
What happened so far?
Let’s recap what has happened until today and how it has affected logistics operations. The adoption of the EU’s 5th package of sanctions against Russia on April 8th has had a significant impact on the activities of transport companies. To name a few:
•Unstable situation at border crossings
•A rapid increase in the cost of services
•Restrictions on entries and imports
Consequently, the conventional transit routes have lost their pertinence, and the logistics community had to look for alternatives to rebuild entire supply chains.
Along the Silk Road, shipments from China transiting via Russia and Belarus into Europe were particularly subject to fear of possible delays and disruptions. While the fastest and most used route on land was the China-Kazakhstan-Russia/Belarus-European Union route, many started looking into the Southern route via Central Asia and Turkey as an alternative.
What is the situation now?
As a company with 25 years of experience in the market, InterAvtoTrans (PRIMUM) is confident that they have been and continue to provide viable solutions for their Chinese and European customers.
•According to statistics provided by the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (https://gpk.gov.by/en/), currently an average of 650 cars per day travel between the Belarussian and Polish border crossing points. In short, the border is open and traffic flows are constant. The transit time per road transport from China to Europe is estimated at under 10 days, depending on destination.
•All cargo operations are possible in the transit territory, including direct flights, trans-shipment to the Customs Logistics Center, recoupling in specially designated areas.
•As evidenced by cars in transit, the route is so far secure and reliable.
Compared to the Southern route via the Caspian Sea, transit via Belarus could be both a time saving and cost-efficient solution. With their own fleet as disposal, the InterAvtoTrans (PRIMUM) team would be glad to assist with all enquiries for chemicals, oversized cargo, E-commerce goods, ADR and much more. They would also be happy to share further insights with those who are interested in the current status of transit through Belarus.
The New Silk Road Network team would like to thank InterAvtoTrans (PRIMUM) for sharing their insights!
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