26 Oct 2022 13:21

Movement of trucks along automobile section of Crimean Bridge will not open prior to December

MOSCOW. Oct 26 (Interfax) - The movement of freight transportation along the automobile section of the Crimean Bridge will not resume sooner than December 1 this year, the Russian Transport Ministry said in a statement.

There are currently three route options available for trucks to move through the Kerch Strait, those being specifically along an alternative land roadway, through the Kerch ferry crossing, and by reloading to railway transportation.

The Transport Ministry notes that the authorities have determined lists of priority freight accepted on a first-priority basis for transport by ferries owing to the significant waiting time for loading onto ferries along the Port of the Caucasus-Port of Kerch route.

"Among the freight are perishable goods, socially significant foodstuffs and non-food cargo, and pharmaceutical products. Other types of cargo can be delivered between the territory of Crimea and the Krasnodar Territory along the alternative roadway from Taganrog, Rostov Region, to Dzhankoi, Crimea, as well as via transshipment to railway transportation," the ministry said in a press release.