Update – Restrictions on DG cargo handling at FIFA World Cup in Russia
Referring to our customer letter dated April 5, 2018, please be advised that Russian authorities have placed restrictions on Dangerous Goods (DG) cargo handling between period of May 25 and July 25, 2018.
These restrictions are based on Presidential Decree No. 202 and the Order of the Captain of the Seaport St. Petersburg No. 02 / kp-2220. While the full scope and some details of the restrictions remain open, currently all IMO classes are banned for loading or discharging in the Port of St. Petersburg (RULED), without any exception.
Hapag-Lloyd will continue booking-stop for all dangerous goods declared cargo during this period to/from port of St. Petersburg (RULED).
For the Port of Ust Luga (RUULU) all restrictions have been lifted as World Cup games are not played in the area. Hapag-Lloyd therefore again accepts DG declared bookings to Ust Luga.
In Kaliningrad (RUKGD) restrictions have been lifted, except IMO classes 1 and 6.1 and DG declared bookings from all other IMO classes are accepted.