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Shipping container sector for seafood will experience challenges in 2022. The shipping container sector in Russia will continue to experience post-pandemic difficulties in 2022, Maersk believes. Long-term planning, including in relation to fish cargo, is capable of correcting the situation, experts say.

According to an article by fishnews.ru, the lack of containers and the rise in the cost of container transportations are called by market representatives as one of the main problems of fish logistics against the backdrop of a pandemic. It persists even after the partial lifting of severe restrictions in international transport.

The situation that is observed today not only in the container segment, but also in logistics in general, is compared by representatives of the transport sector to a snowball, which, in their opinion, will continue in 2022.

“There are many reasons, the main one is that delays and disruptions in logistics provoke delays in staging, therefore, we must use more ships and containers to transport the same amount of cargo. The demand, accordingly, also increased, “said Alexander Bobrakov, Sales Director of Maersk Eastern Europe.

However, the expert noted, the situation is not hopeless, with proper planning of transportation, it can be controlled next year.

“We are looking forward to 2022-2023 with hope. And since we are talking about the container segment as a high-quality and promising one for the fishing industry, I would like to draw the attention of those involved in the fishery to the importance of long-term planning – this is necessary for container logistics! “, said the representative of the transport industry at the International Fisheries Forum and Exhibition in St. Petersburg.

But the shippers had practically no time left for planning transportation. “Now, in September, we are planning 2022 – all container traffic that we will be contracting. Then it will really be impossible to get any container, because we will have everything planned out, ”stressed Alexander Bobrakov.

In general, the representative of the international company positively assessed the results of the efforts that have been made in recent years for the development of fish container transportation. The participation of the fishermen themselves plays an important role in this matter.

“Together with the Norebo group and the Seroglazka terminal, we have been engaged in containerisation of cargo – catches of aquatic biological resources – in Kamchatka for several years. There is experience of sending both for export directly from the peninsula, and through Vladivostok to Moscow, St. Petersburg by rail and sea. That is, we combine different delivery methods, and the Northern Sea Route is one of the options. Today we are seeing a very large demand for this kind of transportation.”

Stocks with reduced limits include:

  • Hoki nationwide
  • Black cardinalfish off the east coast of Northland and Auckland
  • Hapuku and bass off Northland, Bay of Plenty, and the North Island’s east coast
  • Red Gurnard off the east and west coasts of Auckland and Northland, and the Bay of Plenty
  • School shark off Southland and the sub-Antarctic islands
  • The commercial blue cod fishery off Kaikoura, Canterbury, and Otago