Lithuanian Ports can't Cope with Car Influx for Belarus

09.06.2011 11:45

Influx of used cars to Belarus has rapidly increased in anticipation of their customs duty growth from July 1, thus creating serious problems in Klaipeda port. Both container terminals of the port cannot cope with the car stream. So, Klaipėdos Smeltė terminal lack room for cars, supplied by MSC company, targeted for customs clearance and export.

According to Director of Administration of Klaipeda seaport Arturas Drungilas, Klaipėdos Smeltė has no time to remove all the cars due to lack of railway platforms, DELFI citing Lietuvos zinios.

The territory shelters about 1.5 thousand unloaded containers. A number of transport companies bankrupted during the years of crisis, which resulted in today’s lack of transport services, said ArturasDrungilas.

As Telegraf previously reported, the State Customs Committee confirmed on May 26 that single customs duties and taxes on imported cars by individuals would be valid from July 1, 2011 in Belarus under Customs Union.