MOSCOW, 19 February (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to discuss the transshipment of the export of potash fertilizers via Russian ports. Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko made the statement after a Belarusian-Russian intergovernmental agreement on organizing cooperation in the area of transportation and transshipment of Belarusian oil products, which are intended for export to third countries, via Russian sea ports was signed in Moscow on 19 February, BelTA has learned.
Aleksei Avramenko said: “We will trial these routes by exporting oil products. We are ready to discuss these matters with our colleagues later on. Not only potash fertilizers but forestry products, cargoes of the mechanical engineering industry, and so on.”
“The matter needs more thorough consideration from the point of view of capacities, port infrastructure,” he added.
Russian Federation Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev confirmed the Russian side is ready to consider the transshipment of Belarusian potash fertilizers and other cargoes via ports of St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast. “We will continue work on other Belarus-made products,” he noted.