SeaIntel: Few Baltic ports hit by Russian import ban

No definitive signs so far that the Russian import ban on food items from the EU and the US, among others, has impacted the Baltic Sea ports, according to SeaIntel.

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The Russian import ban on a long list of food items from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway does not yet seem to have had a definitive impact on shipping. Among a long line of Baltic Sea ports, Kaliningrad seems to be the only port that has seen a significant decline in container volumes handled in August, says analyst agency SeaIntel in its weekly newsletter Sunday Spotlight.

"The development in container throughput volumes in the Baltic Sea ports in August does not give any solid indication of whether the Russian food," says SeaIntel, noting that Russia already looks to have found new suppliers in South America, also adding that container carriers on services from South America to Northern Europe have registered a growing demand for reefer transports.

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