North Caucasus customs Directorate reports about increased congestion on the Upper Lars and Yarag-Kazmalyar

The North-Caucasian customs Department warns of the increased workload of the customs checkpoints Lars and Yarag Kazmalyar, and encourages to consider this fact when planning international shipments.

The end of winter and beginning of spring is always associated with unstable weather conditions and the problems of ensuring safe passage of motor vehicles on the territory of Georgia. At the checkpoint Upper Lars, located on the North Ossetian section of the state border Georgian Military road connecting Russia with the countries of Transcaucasia, because often the need arises to ban the movement of heavy trucks formed a queue car. The suspension of traffic occurs on the Commission for emergency situations of the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania.

“Since the beginning of 2020, the total duration of suspension of movement of freight vehicles in connection with adverse weather conditions that prevent safe travel, amounted to over 16 days”, – said the first Deputy chief Severo-the Caucasian customs office Dmitry Stenberg.

Compounding the problem, and a fourfold excess capacity of multilateral automobile checkpoint Upper Lars on freight transport: at a rate of 170 trucks cross the border daily on average 696 trucks.

The situation of excess capacity, is emerging on the multilateral road checkpoint

Yarag-Kazmalyar, located on the Russian-Azerbaijani state border of the Russian Federation. If bandwidth 300 trucks Yarag-Kazmalyar daily crosses in average

471 unit heavy vehicles, and that’s 129 units more than in the same period in 2019.

Dmitry Stenberg also noted “a clear trend of annual growth of the load on the checkpoint. From the beginning of 2020 through the Yarag-Kazmalyar proceeded 25 thousand trucks in the same period of 2019 – 19 thousand.”

Please consider this information when planning deliveries and trips associated with the crossing of the Russian border with Georgia and Azerbaijan, as well as when to consider using alternative routes of transportation of goods, including other types of transport.

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