Russian Railways increased shipments of Pacific seafood from Primorye by 1.5 times in August 2021
In January-August 2021, 394,800 tons of fish products were dispatched by rail from Russia’s Primorsky Territory in the country’s Far East region, 23.8% more than in the same eight-month period last year. At the same time, 63,160 tons were loaded in August, up 53.6% compared to August 2020.
The shipment volumes of seafood transported in containers since the beginning of the year amounted to 259,300 tons, which was up by 24.9% on January to August 2020. The volume shipped in refrigerated wagons rose to 135,500 tons, an increase of 21.7%.
The bulk of fish products in January-August was shipped to consignees in the Moscow region, that is Greater Moscow, and amounted to 183,600 tons, followed by the Urals (73,400 tons) and Siberia (68,700 tons).
Export shipments of fish from the Uglovaya station on Far Eastern Railways in the eight months of this year to the end of August amounted to 52,100 tons. In August 2021, 11,100 tons were shipped from Primorye to China – four times more than in August 2020.
These shipments began in May 2020 as an alternative to the delivery of seafood to China by rail due to the quarantine restrictions adopted because of the Covid pandemic.