21 Apr 2022 14:05

RZD restricts shipments to Poland, via Zabaikalsk-Manchuria border crossing to China

MOSCOW. April 21 (Interfax) - Russian Railways (RZD) has imposed restrictions on shipments to Poland, as well as to China via the Zabaikalsk-Manchuria border crossing, the company said in documents.

The restrictions are in effect from April 19 until they are canceled for shipments to Poland and from 20 April until they are canceled for shipments to China.

"The restrictions on Poland concern coal and coking coal, due to the non-acceptance of trains by the Polish side," RZD told Interfax.

As for the Zabaikalsk-Manchuria border crossing, Russian Railways explained that "the restriction applies to 50% of cargo to this border crossing, introduced due to non-acceptance by the Chinese side," the company said. With an agreed rate of 22 trains a day, 13 trains are currently being transferred, RZD said.

Furthermore, from April 19 to 25, there are limitations on shipments to the Novorossiysk station of North-Caucasian railway and from April 20 to 26 - on deliveries to all stations of the Sakhalin region of Far Eastern railway via the Vanino-Kholmsk ferry.