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09 April 2021, 13:52

Russian Railways ready to ship Belarusian timber products, fertilizers to Russian seaports

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MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) – Russian Railways is ready to ship not only Belarusian oil products, but also timber products and fertilizers as Belarus redirects its cargo flows to Russian seaports, Russian Railways Deputy Director General Aleksei Shilo said, BelTA learned from TASS.

Russian Railways already ships Belarusian oil products and has expressed readiness to transport fertilizers, Aleksei Shilo noted. “Another major group of products comprises timber products that make up around 1.5-2 million tonnes. This is an insignificant figure in our total volume of shipments. We will be ready to transport as many products as Belarus wants,” he said as he answered the question about goods that Russian Railways is ready to deliver from Belarus to Russian seaports.

We could also transport products of [the Belarusian potassium mining company] Belaruskali, Aleksei Shilo added. “Belaruskali has some big clients in China, so we could look into organizing transit through border border checkpoints and seaports of the Russian Far East,” he explained.

Seaports located on the Russian Black Sea Coast have also expressed interest in handling Belarusian cargoes, Aleksei Shilo noted.

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