Russian transport workers began to stop cargo transportation to Kazakhstan

Logistic companies began to stop cargo transportation to Kazakhstan due to high risks. Carriers are forced to stop transportation to Kazakhstan and deploy vehicles that have already crossed the border. They do not want to take on increased risks of cargo safety due to riots

Russian transport companies began to stop cargo transportation to Kazakhstan, industry representatives interviewed by RBC say. Cargo risks have risen sharply since unrest broke out across the country.

According to the head of the direction of international transportation FM Logistic Vostok Yaroslava Belousova, many logistics companies that deliver raw materials, clothing and goods for construction, stopped deliveries by road until January 10 to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. “ Those cars that are in transit through Kazakhstan stopped in closed parking lots until the situation improved, '' & mdash; he says. FM Logistic Vostok has (Russian representative office of the French FM Logistic) the main cargo flow goes to Alma-Ata, and the company “ together with clients '' decided to stop deliveries by auto and air traffic “ until the situation improves. ''

Managing Director Ideal Logistic (a transport and logistics company operating in the market of Kazakhstan, Russia and China) Victoria Sobolenko told RBC that all vehicles with cargo were stopped in Russia and other countries.

“ The current situation in the country does not allow making decisions entrance to the roads of Kazakhstan. There are risks. We also stopped the cars that were going through the territory of Kazakhstan until the situation was resolved, the warehouses do not accept goods '', & mdash; she said.

Sobolenko recalled that, according to the decree of the President of Kazakhstan, movement between regions is limited. In this regard, the highways between the regions of Kazakhstan are closed, cars that are trying to pass are not released.

In addition, carriers face a big problem with fuel: either there are huge queues at the filling stations, or there is no fuel at all, she said .

Development Director of Transazia Logistic (a logistics service provider with offices in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan) Arkady Ivanov told RBC that the company stopped all cargo, and the cars that have not yet crossed the border with Kazakhstan are returning back.

“ All fear primarily for the safety of the cargo. We are forced to stop all shipments in order not to deal with the insurance company later, '', & mdash; he explained.

Previously, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the country “ Atameken '' estimated the total amount of damage to businesses from riots in Kazakhstan at 40 billion tenge (about $ 91 million), in Alma-Ata & mdash; 39.5 billion tenge ($ 89.8 million).

Most of the damage was caused to businesses in the areas of trade, public catering, transport, services, as well as in the financial sector (ATMs).

< p> On January 6, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to provide state support to the affected small and medium-sized businesses.

Due to a sharp increase in the price of automobile gas, on January 2, massive protests began, which soon escalated into riots. In Almaty, protesters clashed with security forces. Participants in the riots on January 5 broke into the city administration building, attacked police departments and the National Security Committee, and seized the airport. Tokayev introduced a state of emergency in the country, at his request a CSTO contingent, including units of the Russian Airborne Forces, was introduced into the country.

According to official data, 18 law enforcement officers died during the riots, more than 1,000 people were injured.

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