Financial losses of the North-Caucasian railway amounted to 253 million rubles in the first quarter 2006
Financial losses of the North-Caucasian railway (SKZHD) from the demurrage of cargo train for the first quarter of 2006 amounted to 253 million rubles. As RZHD-Partner reports referring to Interfax, from January till March of the current year every day actually 8.9 thousand wagons stood on the operating territory of SKZHD as on average 3349 are acceptable. Thus, the demurrage for every day is equal to 5.5 thousand wagons. The excess of exported cargoes following to Novorossisk, for every day made 4.3 thousand, in Tuapse - 751 wagons. SKZHD in the first quarter imposed a fine for the left trains at a rate of 4.1 million rubles. 3.2 million rubles were collected. Thus, according to the interlocutor of agency, «the railway for three months has received less, than the cost of week demurrage of one sea vessel in the port". Stevedoring companies of the seaports are responsible for demurrage of export cargoes on railway communications, which follow in the direction of these seaports. "The analysis of volume of the applications confirmed by the ports and oil storage depots forwarded to them for 2005-2006 shows that the stevedoring companies confirm the volume of cargoes considerably exceeding their technical facilities. Thus they do not bear any financial responsibility ", - the representative of the press-service explained. Thus, the stevedoring companies of the port of Novorossisk confirmed the application forwarder to it for 1.249 thousand wagons day, at the same time the real shipment averaged 1.102 thousand wagons a day, the port of Tuapse confirmed 251 wagons, shipped 240 wagons. According to the representative of railway, certain imperfections of standard base allow the stevedoring companies to completely avoid the financial responsibility. -Caucasin railways has been The North proposinfor several years a motion concerning basic changes of this matter. However the acceptance of necessary amendments is being postponed for the uncertain term ", - he emphasized.