Metrans stops rail shipments of Russian freight on its container trains

2022/03/02 at 4:34 PM

Czech rail freight operator Metrans with the Europe-wide network of intermodal connections has excluded shipments originated in or destined for Russia from its container trains. The company’s decision was put into operation starting from Wednesday, 2 March.

Metrans container train, source: Wikimedia Commons

Due to the EU sanctions on Russia and reports from the seaports of Hamburg and Rotterdam on refusing container shipments to and from this country, Metrans has decided to terminate rail shipments of the Russian freight on its container trains. “We must inform you that with immediate effect Metrans stops to accept and transport cargo destined for or originating in Russia,” the Czech company informed its customers on Wednesday, 2 March.

According to Metrans, this measure applies to all operations with containers destined for Russia and includes rail transportation, handling and storage or related road transportation. “We will continue to monitor the current development and extent of sanctions closely so that our steps are in full compliance with the international sanction measures applying to the territory of the Russian Federation,” the Czech intermodal operator specified.

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