Countries in the central Asian region are among those impacted by the war in Ukraine, with disruption to normal freight passage through the country.
According to FIDI Affiliate MoveOne, movers who would usually pass through Ukraine have had to switch to routes that avoid the country. With these alternatives, the company said that road and airfreight transport to Central Asia was now able to function ‘normally’. It added that the best ports for shipments to and from the region are currently Poti in Georgia and Klaipeda in Lithuania.
Meanwhile, the firm said ‘commercial shipments and air charters have been suspended and trucking from Baltic states has been frozen or indefinitely delayed’.
All business with the Ukraine is on hold, and there has been a significant slowdown in Russia and Belarus as many companies have withdrawn from the Russian market.
MoveOne said its team was ‘assessing the situation hourly’ and would contact its supply chain and customers directly. The company said: ‘…the situation is very fluid, and we expect transportation prices to quickly escalate.’