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Dear clients and partners of Key Point Logistics!

April 14
Company news

Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone who has suffered from the unprecedented effects of coronavirus (Covid- 19). We constantly monitor the news, the situation with coronavirus is in the center of everyone’s attention and cannot but cause concern.

Maintaining the health of our colleagues, their relatives, our customers, partners and all those with whom we interact is our main priority. The best way to combat the spread of the virus is to reduce the number of social contacts, so most of our employees switched to work from home.

Before switching to a remote mode of operation, we have tested all infrastructure systems and are confident in uninterrupted access to our data and documents. We are confident that our technological platform and flexible work processes will ensure the high level of service that you expect from us and to which you are accustomed to when working with us. We will only change our usual forms of interaction with you, giving priority to contacts by E-mail, video, messengers and by phone.

The customs clearance service operates in a standard mode: brokers assist the customs authorities in the inspection of goods at customs terminals in accordance with the quarantine rules in force in the Russian Federation.

For details and additional information, you can contact your Key Point Logistics representative.

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Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS increased container transportation in 2019 to 35 thousand TEU

28 January 2020
Logistics News

At the end of 2019, the total volume of container cargo transportation Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS exceeded 35 thousand TEU. Including, export shipments accounted for 16 thousand TEU (+ 20%), import - 10 thousand TEU (+ 42%), domestic transport - 7 thousand TEU. In 2019, modular cargo transportation (LCL) continued to develop, which grew by almost 4.5 times compared to 2018 - their volume in import container shipments amounted to more than 20 thousand m3.

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Korean company will invest $ 500 million in MTK Primorye-2

23 January 2020
Logistics News

Volumes of transportations along the MTK Primorye-2 will increase significantly. The driver of this growth will be the construction of container and grain terminals in the port of Slavyanka. This was reported by the press service of the Far East Agency for Attracting Investments and Export Support (ANO IPA).

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Container carrier fleet will replenish this year 23 ULCV

16 January 2020
Logistics News

The analytical agency Drewry warns that in the coming year the problem of balancing the market will not lose its urgency, as it is planned to commission 1.2 million TEU of new container tonnage, TASS reports. The supply of 23 largest ULCV class container carriers for HMM, CMA CGM and MSC will give the market 532 thousand TEU of new capacity.

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TLC Bely Rast sent the first container train

02 January 2020
Logistics News

On December 27, 2019, a test shipment of cargo from the terminal and logistics center “Bely Rast” was successfully completed. The first train loaded with Leroy Merlin cargo was sent along the route of the Bely Rast TLC to the Eurosib-Terminal-Novosibirsk TLC. In 2020, scheduled container shipments on international and domestic routes are planned.

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Four new methods approved for determining customs value

26 December 2019
Logistics News

A new procedure has been established for determining the customs value of goods exported from the Russian Federation. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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Russian Railways Logistics, FGK and CFTO delivered the first Freight Express with timber cargo to China

18 December 2019
Logistics News

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of JSC Russian Railways Logistics, the Nizhny Novgorod Agency for Transport Services of JSC Federal Cargo Company and the Gorky Territorial Center for Corporate Transport Services of JSC Russian Railways organized the transportation of the first train as part of the specialized service Cargo Express for expedited delivery of timber cargo from Gorky iron stations roads to the People's Republic of China.

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The duty-free threshold in the next year "cheaper" by half

12 December 2019
Logistics News

From the beginning of 2020, the rate of duty-free import of personal goods that are shipped in international mail (MPO) and delivered by express carriers will be reduced. At the same time, the size of the levy will be reduced.

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Podilsky PZhT put into operation the ninth reachstacker

03 December 2019
Logistics News

Podolsk PZhT put into operation 9 reach stackers, this time of Chinese manufacture, which is much cheaper and has additional options.

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Cargo owners will start paying fuel surcharges as early as next month

27 November 2019
Logistics News

Shippers and freight forwarders are preparing to start paying fuel surcharges from December 1, which are designed to compensate carriers for higher fuel costs due to the entry into force of new IMO requirements to limit the amount of sulfur impurities in marine fuel from the beginning of next year, TASS reports.

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Maersk shifts the focus of future investments to the development of ground logistics

20 November 2019
Logistics News

The world's largest container line, Maersk, refuses to buy new vessels and intends to focus on the development of land logistics, TASS reports citing an interview with the head of the Danish corporation Soren Skou Wall Street Journal.

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The new FGK container can be downloaded directly to the elevator

13 November 2019
Logistics News

The Federal Freight Company (FGK) has developed a new specialized container for the transportation of bulk goods, primarily cereals. Tests of the prototype took place in October.

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VMRP will install the fourth Kalmar container crane next year

06 November 2019
Logistics News

Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port OJSC (Vladmorrybport) entered into a contract for the supply of a Kalmar container crane. The equipment will arrive at the port in March 2020 in assembled form on a specialized vessel from the port of Shanghai.

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Russian Railways Logistics and Freight Village RU Group will develop warehouse infrastructure in Vorsino

31 October 2019
Logistics News

JSC Russian Railways Logistics and JSC FVK, the head structure of the Freight Village Ru group of companies, have entered into an agreement on cooperation in the development of logistics services in the Vorsino industrial park. The corresponding document was signed by Andrei Tonkih, First Deputy General Director of JSC Russian Railways Logistics, and Yury Yuriev, Executive Director of JSC FVK, at the site of the International Transport and Logistics Forum PRO // Dvizhenie.1520.

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Eurosib sent the first container train with grain to China

24 October 2019
Logistics News

Eurosib SPb - Transport Systems for the first time sent a container train with new grain to China from its container terminal in Novosibirsk (Inya-Vostochnaya station) to China. The train consists of 57 containers, inside of which are liner bags (inserts) with grain. This was reported by the press service of the company Eurosib.

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Cargo turnover in the ports of the Far Eastern basin of the Russian Federation in January-September 2019 increased by 5.2%

16 October 2019
Logistics News

The cargo turnover of the ports of the Far Eastern Basin of the Russian Federation in January-September 2019 amounted to 158.5 million tons, which exceeds the figure for the same period last year by 5.2%. Transshipment of dry cargo reached 100.69 million tons (+ 5.7%), bulk - 57.81 million tons (+ 4.4%), according to the Association of Commercial Sea Ports of the Russian Federation.

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Russia first sent mineral fertilizers to China along the Northern Sea Route

10 October 2019
Logistics News

Acron Group, one of the largest fertilizer producers in Russia, sent 23,000 tons of mineral fertilizers to China. This is the world's first transportation of fertilizers along the Northern Sea Route. The goods were loaded onto a ship in the Baltic port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region). From there, the cargo will proceed to the ports of China.

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Yamal LNG may lose the ability to use more than a third of its fleet

04 October 2019
Logistics News

The Yamal LNG project may lose the ability to use more than a third of its ice fleet - six Arc7 tankers - due to the fact that they are owned by the joint venture Cosco and Teekay, which fell under US sanctions, TASS reports citing Kommersant newspaper.

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Russian Railways Stimulates “Container Turnover” with Turkey

26 September 2019
Logistics News

Last year, Russia and Turkey transported about 95,000 TEU of export-import and transit containers via the Russian Railways transport network, the press service of the monopoly said. This figure is almost 23% or 18,000 TEU higher than in 2017. At the same time, the total volume of rail freight in the reporting period amounted to 20.2 million tons.

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Suez Canal increases discounts for LNG tankers

18 September 2019
Logistics News

The Suez Canal Administration (SCA) is increasing discounts for LNG tankers on routes connecting US ports in the Gulf of Mexico with India and further east, TASS reports with reference to SeaTrade Maritime.

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Amazon acquires its own 53-foot containers

12 September 2019
Logistics News

Amazon acquired its own branded railway containers as part of a strategy to develop its own logistics competencies and the infrastructure that provides them, TASS reports citing Journal of Commerce.

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Almost three thousand import containers "free" delayed in Russia

03 September 2019
Logistics News

The FCS of Russia has not completed the development of software tools for monitoring the timing of temporary import of foreign containers and their use in domestic transport. To such conclusions auditors of the Accounts Chamber as a result of the audit.

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DSV Cuts Panalpina Top Management

28 August 2019
Logistics News

Swiss logistics group Panalpina, which agreed to sell the Danish DSV business in the spring, said five of its top managers had resigned due to a decision by the new board to reduce the size of the Executive Board, TASS reported.

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The first train with a forest from Nizhny Novgorod arrived in Rizhao

22 August 2019
Logistics News

On August 21, having overcome 10 thousand km in 15 days, the first train with timber from Nizhny Novgorod arrived in Rizhao (Shandong Province).

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New freight railway train launched on the route Zhengzhou - Moscow

14 August 2019
Logistics News

The new freight train on the route China - Europe launched in the central Chinese province of Henan. It connects the regional administrative center of Zhengzhou city with Moscow, TASS reports with reference to Xinhua.

As noted in a statement by the initiator of the new international route to Zhengzhou International Hub Development and Construction, the new route will help reduce transportation costs for companies seeking to develop the Russian market.

Bilateral trade between China and the Russian Federation has been growing in recent years, China has been Russia's largest trading partner for nine consecutive years.«Rapid growth has also been recorded in trade between Russia and Henan. Food, wine and drinks are the main imports from Russia, while electronic products and steel products are the main export of this region to the Russian Federation».

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Cosco will make the Northern Sea Route Silk

07 August 2019
Logistics News

It was Cosco Shipping - the Chinese logistics giant, the world leader in the bulk cargo sector and one of the tops in the field of container transportation - that became the pioneer in the development of the Northern Sea Route back in 2013. The Cosco-owned container ship Yong Sheng is the first ship to travel from China to Europe via the NSR. It is not surprising that Cosco was the first in August 2019 to begin regular container transportation along the Polar Silk Road, as the NSR is called in China. Cosco Group intends to carry out 14 commercial container flights from China to Europe via the NSR with container carriers with a carrying capacity of 28-34 thousand tons.

In addition to transportation from China to Europe, Cosco plans to deliver transit goods from South Asia and even from the United States. So the Chinese operator is the first to start the global development of transportation via the NSR. None of the Russians has yet shown a desire to become a national operator of transportation on the NSR. Neither Rosatom nor Sovcomflot. Only Russian companies producing hydrocarbons in the Arctic show interest in the NSR.

The problems of the NSR are not only the absence of a single Russian operator, the small number of interested cargo owners and the seasonality of transport. 110 nautical miles of the NSR - the so-called "white spots" not covered by navigation maps. With such "blindness" there is always a chance to run aground.

For year-round navigation on the NSR icebreakers are needed. Two “Arctic” and three “Leaders” should be created within 15 years. Consequently, large-scale Arctic international freight traffic can only be discussed on the horizon of 2030-2035.

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Aponte predicts ONE and Hapag-Lloyd merger

30 July 2019
Logistics News

At the first meeting of the Assarmatori Italian Shipowners Association, MSC Executive Chairman Gianluigi Aponte, answering the question of who will be next in the series of mergers and acquisitions in the current wave of consolidation of the container industry, suggested that it would be Hapag-Lloyd and the combined Japanese carrier ONE.

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Container freight market divided

24 July 2019
Logistics News

Alphaliner predicts that the remaining part of the year will be difficult for participants in the container industry, but notes that the market is clearly divided into two levels, and larger and smaller vessels operate in very different conditions, reports TASS, citing Splash. The global capacity of the container fleet grew by the end of the first half of the year by 3.7%, to 22.7 million TEU.

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VAT on the transit of empty cars and containers offered to reset

16 July 2019
Logistics News

International transit is not only the delivery of goods, but also the transport of empty containers and wagons. The message with China is characterized by a strong irregularity of transportation, when the share of return of empty containers and wagons is high. The already high cost of transporting empty containers and wagons makes taxation at a VAT rate of 20% even higher. Note that for international transit of goods and related freight forwarding services, there is a 0% VAT rate.

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Unifeeder launches service Sweden-Poland

09 July 2019
Logistics News

European feeder carrier and logistics operator Unifeeder AS, which was sold to Dubai World last year, announced the launch of a new regular service on August 10, which will directly link the Swedish east coast with Poland.

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Russian wheat "going abroad" will not cost anything. Two more years

03 July 2019
Logistics News

The government extended the zero duty on wheat exports from the Russian Federation for two years at once. This time the exemption will be valid until July 1, 2021. This decision is enshrined in the relevant Government Resolution No. 830 of June 29. By the way, for such a long period the rate is not reset for the first time. Such a decision was already made in 2016. Then the exemption was introduced until July 1, 2018.

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Ports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Harbor will unite

26 June 2019
Logistics News

Valery Nemytov, Minister of Transport and Roads of the Khabarovsk Territory, spoke about the upcoming merger of the ports of Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan into a single transport hub at a meeting at the council meeting under the governor of the Khabarovsk Territory on export support. The solution of this issue, according to the minister, is scheduled for 2020. A set of measures for the unification of ports was developed jointly with the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the administration of ports.

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Cargo turnover at the ports of the Far Eastern Basin of the Russian Federation increased by 7.1% in 5 months

19 June 2019
Logistics News

The cargo turnover of the ports of the Far Eastern Basin of the Russian Federation in January-May 2019 amounted to 86.42 million tons, which exceeds the figure for the same period last year by 7.1%. Transshipment of dry cargo reached 53.9 million tons (+ 8.1%), bulk cargo - 32.52 million tons (+ 5.4%), according to the Association of Sea Trade Ports of the Russian Federation.

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Russian Railways and Global Ports will start up the foreign trade flow on the Transsib

13 June 2019
Logistics News

Russian Railways OJSC and Global Ports signed an agreement on the implementation of joint activities for the processing of foreign trade cargo traffic. The document was signed on June 6 in the fields of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Starting the development of regular container routes is planned with six trains a week.

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Bridge Blagoveshchensk-Heihe docked!

05 June 2019
Logistics News

The docking of the most important bridge for communication with China over the Amur, which will connect Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, Russia and China, has been completed. This is reported by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East on its website. May 31 is already a historic date for friendly states.

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In St. Petersburg, built a cargo terminal for year-round ferry service

31 May 2019
Logistics News

The Government of St. Petersburg has approved the conclusion of an agreement with the Passenger Port St. Petersburg Sea Facade on the development of a land plot of over 328 thousand square meters. meters to the address: Vasileostrovsky district, the shore of the Neva Bay VO, building 1A.

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Cosco stretches route to Moscow from Inner Mongolia

29 May 2019
Logistics News

While in the Tula region are preparing to launch the plant Haval, 129 crossovers Haval H6 began their journey from Ulanchab (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region) to the capital of Russia. A new regular container service from Inner Mongolia to Moscow was launched by COSCO SHIPPING Corporation in partnership with the international logistics company Neimenggu Asia-Europe International Logistics Company (“Inner Mongolia - Asia-Europe”). 43 containers with Haval cars left Kisumu station in Ulanchab for Moscow on Friday. Travel time through Ulan Bator, Eren-Khoto and Vorsino will be 15 days.

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The Big Port of St. Petersburg leads in container turnover among the ports of Russia in January-April 2019

24 May 2019
Logistics News

The Big Port of St. Petersburg occupies the leading position in the ranking of container ports of Russia with a turnover of 766.63 thousand TEU (+ 9.2%). The port of Vladivostok took the second place - 310.29 thousand TEU (+ 14.3%), the third place - Novorossiysk - 279.91 thousand TEU (-7.3%).

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«Sad-Giant» will build a XXL warehouse. In the Krasnodar Territory

22 May 2019
Logistics News

In the Slavyansk region of the Krasnodar Territory, construction began on a fruit storage facility with a capacity of 60 thousand tons of agricultural products: peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries, the press service of the regional administration reports. Its construction is planned to be completed by 2022. Investment in the project is tentatively estimated at 3 billion rubles. It will be implemented by Sad-Gigant JSC. The company signed a corresponding agreement with the regional administration this year at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.

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From China to Suomi in 14 days

18 May 2019
Logistics News

RZD-Logistika has transferred container shipments on a regular basis in communication between China and Finland.

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Eurosib sent over 100 container trains in April

15 May 2019
Logistics News

In April of the current year, Eurosib SPb - Transport Systems sent 102 container trains of its own formation, for the first time overcoming a hundred-year limit. Positive dynamics was achieved thanks to the effective work on expanding the client base and increasing the fleet of fitting platforms, which allowed an increase in the number of flights on traditional and new directions of transportation.

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FESCO speeds up shipping

08 May 2019
Logistics News

From May 10, FESCO will change the rotation and the names of the container lines in communication between China, the Republic of Korea and the ports of the Far East. About this TG FESCO reports on its website.

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“Russian Railways Logistics” transported multi-ton autoclaves “in limbo”

30 April 2019
Logistics News

JSC “Russian Railways Logistics” organized a series of domestic Russian shipments of autoclaves for a major domestic manufacturer of concrete products - Silikat LLC, which were transported for five months: from November 2018 to March 2019.

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Cargo turnover at the ports of Latvia in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 10.4%

27 April 2019
Logistics News

The cargo turnover of the ports of Latvia in January-March 2019 amounted to 17.18 million tons, which exceeds the same period last year by 10.4%.

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A new service for importing goods from Russia has been launched in Hunan Province

24 April 2019
Logistics News

On April 17, the first container train to Taicang (Jiangsu Province) departed from Yueyang Station (Hunan Province) for the first time by train.

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Transport in the Crimea "will try" the railroad at the end of summer

21 April 2019
Logistics News

Open trial railway traffic on the Crimean bridge is planned in August-September 2019, reports TASS with reference to Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Mikhail Seleznev. In particular, he made such a statement at the V Yalta International Economic Forum.

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RCG launches China-Europe railway service through Kazakhstan and Ukraine

16 April 2019
Logistics News

Rail Cargo Group (RCG) - the freight operator of the Austrian federal railway operator ÖBB - announced the launch of a new regular railway route connecting China and Hungary through Kazakhstan and Ukraine. According to TASS, RCG successfully completed a trial shipment of a container train along a new route through Alashankou / Dostyk at the Chinese-Kazakhstan border and Batevo / Epereshka at the border of Vengia and Ukraine.

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Exhibition of transport and logistics services and technologies TransRussia 2019

12 April 2019
Logistics News

On Monday, the largest exhibition of transport and logistics services and technologies TransRussia in Russia opens. The exhibition will be held from April 15 to April 17 2019 in Moscow, in Pavilion 1 of the Crocus Expo IEC.

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Container shipping market shrank by 8% in February

09 April 2019
Logistics News

The global demand for container traffic in February was 11.55 million TEU, which is 7.75% less than a year earlier and 18% less than in January, TASS reports.

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Exports float predominantly through Northwest ports

06 April 2019
Logistics News

The loading on the networks of JSC “Russian Railways” to the seaports according to the results of Q1 increased by 5%, exceeding 80.6 million tons, the southern harbors didn’t get much — about 20.6 million tons. The indicator was improved by increasing the transportation of ore by 23.1%, coal by 11.7%, oil by 6.5%, timber cargo by 4.4% and paper by 3.2%.

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