Business news from Ukraine

FROM JUNE 27, TRUCKS UP TO 7.5 TONS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES WILL NO LONGER PASS THROUGH YAGODIN-DOROGUSK CHECKPOINT

From June 27, only trucks weighing more than 7.5 tons and scheduled buses will pass through the Yagodin-Dorogusk checkpoint to reduce queues at the border, the State Border Service of Ukraine reports.
“Cargoes up to 7.5 tons and light vehicles will not be processed. Empty trucks will move in separate traffic lanes, while fuel trucks will continue to be processed in the first place,” the message on Facebook said.

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ON HIGHWAY M-06 KYIV-CHOP PARTIALLY OPENED TRAFFIC FOR TRUCKS

On the Zhytomyr highway on the M-06 Kyiv-Chop highway, traffic was partially opened for trucks on Saturday, the right passage of the destroyed bridge will be restored at the next stage, Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
“The movement of trucks on the Zhytomyr highway is open. Today we opened the left lane on the international road M-06 Kyiv – Chop near Parking and resumed traffic on the highway for trucks,” Kubrakov wrote on Facebook.
He noted that with the opening of the bridge on the M-06 highway, traffic will be resumed in almost all the main strategic directions of Ukraine and promised that the next step would be the restoration of the right passage of the destroyed bridge.
“We plan to complete the work in the fall,” the minister stressed.
According to him, it took less than two months to build a temporary passage for transport on the site of those destroyed as a result of hostilities.
“It took less than two months to build a temporary span structure on the remains of old structures, arrange a monolithic slab of the span structure and lay a layer of asphalt concrete. The road markings have been updated and appropriate road signs have been installed,” he said.
He stressed that thanks to the blown up bridge on the road to Irpin in the first days of the Russian invasion, the occupiers could not move further and surround the capital.
Kubrakov also reports that immediately after the liberation of the capital region, the construction of temporary crossings and detours began.
“A temporary bridge near Stoyanka was erected in mid-April, but only light vehicles could move through it – trucks were forced to take a detour, wasting extra time and fuel,” he added.

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UKRAINE AND POLAND AGREED TO CANCEL PERMITS FOR PASSAGE OF ALL TRUCKS WITH FUEL

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development of Poland have agreed to cancel permits for all carriers engaged in international transportation of fuel, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure reported on Friday.
“Russian missile strikes on refineries and oil depots have created a critical situation in the fuel market. The goal of the team of the Ministry of Infrastructure in these conditions is the complete liberalization of international freight traffic to solve this problem. The new rules have already entered into force, and both Ukrainian and and Polish carriers. I am grateful to the Polish side for the constructive work,” Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov is quoted as saying.
According to him, work will continue on simplifying cargo transportation and creating the most simple and understandable rules for carriers of goods necessary for Ukraine.
To enter the territory of Poland without a permit, fuel carriers must register by filling out the form: https://forms.gle/waid3FnRX1duve9z8
You must fill out the form no later than one day before crossing the border.
As reported, in April, Ukraine and Poland also agreed to increase the volume of rail transportation of Ukrainian exports to the EU and to world markets through Europe. In particular, the parties will set up a joint logistics venture in the near future.

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SALES OF NEW TRUCKS IN UKRAINE IN JAN-JULY INCREASE BY 72.6%

The sales of new trucks weighing over 3.5 tonnes in January-July this year increased by 72.6% compared to the same period in 2020, to 2,746 units, according to AUTO-Consulting.
According to information on its website, 521 trucks were sold in July, which is 30.9% more than in the same month last year.
“Road construction continues to be the market driver. Dump trucks are bought like “hotcakes,” and it was the supply of equipment for road workers in July that changed the balance of power in the market,” analysts say.
Leadership in July 2021, as in the previous year, was retained by Belarusian-based MAZ with a market share of 15% and the sale of 78 vehicles (five more than in July 2020).
German-based MAN, which came in second with a margin of three vehicles, became the leader in the heavy-duty truck segment at the same time.
Scania maintained its third position, adding 30% in sales, to 70 vehicles and taking 13.4% of the market, and in the heavy segment it ranked second.
“In July, these three manufacturers managed to break away from competitors in terms of supplies and each sold more than 70 units of equipment,” the experts state.
The fourth was Ford Trucks with 55 vehicles sold and an increase of 72%, and Volvo ranked fifth in July (compared to the ninth place a year earlier) with the largest growth of 2.7 times, to 38 units.
A year earlier, the third and fourth lines of the July rating were occupied by Renault and Mercedes-Benz (in July this year – the eighth and sixth lines of the rating, respectively).

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NOVA POSHTA GLOBAL STARTS DELIVERIES FROM CHINA’S ALIEXPRESS BY TRUCKS

Nova Poshta Global, a part of the Nova Poshta Group, has started delivering parcels from China’s AliExpress trading platform to Ukraine by trucks. The press service of the company said on Tuesday that last week a truck with parcels from AliExpress departed from the Chinese city of Urumchi and overcame the distance of around 6,000 kilometers before reaching the sorting center in Kyiv on May 12.
The truck delivered 7,467 parcels from AliExpress for Nova Poshta clients.
“The pilot shipment showed that it is possible to meet the planned time of delivery by truck. In general, the journey from Urumchi to Warsaw took six days and the two more days to Kyiv. The transit and customs did not take a long time. We continue introducing the multimodal delivery services and testing new means of transport and routes in order to make delivery time as short as possible for our customers,” the press service quoted Nova Poshta Global CEO Yuriy Benevytsky as saying.
Now the company can deliver parcels from AliExpress by air, railway and motor vehicles.
As reported, Nova Poshta Global noted a 28% increase in Ukrainians’ orders from AliExpress compared to April last year.
Nova Poshta Global (formerly Nova Poshta International) has been providing international express delivery services since 2015, and is part of the Nova Poshta group of companies. Nova Poshta Global is developing the NP Shopping service – the delivery from online stores in the United States, China, Britain and Poland, provides import and export services for businesses and the ability to ship from any Nova Poshta branch to most countries of the world.

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UKRAVTODOR SEEKS TO INTRODUCE TOLL FOR LARGE TRUCKS FOR USING ROADS IN UKRAINE

The State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine, also known as Ukravtodor, plans to introduce the toll system for large trucks for using Ukrainian roads.
“It was my initiative to implement intelligent transport systems in Ukraine. In addition to Weight-in-Motion (WiM), this includes recording speeding and traffic analysis systems using cameras. The fourth part of the global intellectual transport system of Ukraine is tolling, that is, collecting payments from heavy vehicles for traveling on Ukrainian roads,” acting Head of Ukravtodor Slawomir Nowak said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
He believes that the introduction of the toll will be a serious legislative change for Ukraine, which will significantly improve the condition of roads in the country.
“We need to pass a law that will regulate this toll. We urgently need to introduce an additional source for the Road Fund. There is a European principle: trucks, especially those that earn on transportation, must pay more for traveling on roads,” the acting head of the agency said.
According to Nowak, the volumes of road destruction due to overloaded transport are huge.
“The problem with overloaded tracks in Ukraine is very, very big,” he said.

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