By the top of December, the common day by day variety of oil and petrol tank automobiles deserted on the Russian Railways has reached 9,000 and continues to develop. This can be a report quantity in 5 years. It’s also 2.4 instances greater than in late 2020, RBC stories.
As of December 27, as many as 1,125 trains have been deserted on the community of the Russian Railways. That is almost 79,000 railway freight automobiles. The trains have been deserted on the tracks after the Russian Railways determined to lift freight tariffs by 6.8 % ranging from 2022.
For instance, Transoil, one of many largest oil cargo railway operators, has greater than 3,000 tank automobiles stalled. A few of them have been left on tracks close to town of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the place temperatures drop to -45C.
Frozen tank automobiles trigger delays with the dealing with of different automobiles that arrive to be unloaded. Such a state of affairs has occurred because of the finish of river navigation, worsening climate situations, elevated demand for coal, and better costs for oil and oil merchandise. Downtime additionally happens on account of a scarcity of locomotives and lengthy weather-caused delays at ports. For instance, gasoline oil turns into too thick at subzero temperatures. Because of this, the method to unload one gasoline oil tank takes as much as 70, as a substitute of 10 hours at some terminals.