Complicated situation with oil products unloading on Murmansk railway

Publish date: February 2, 2006

According to the data of February 1, there are about 1,500 cisterns with oil products, stored at Murmansk Department of Oktyabrskaya railway.

These cisterns are to be unloaded on unloading complex at the Belomorskaya bulk plant. New trains are still arriving, making the situation more complicated. Railway operators have to stop trains with oil products before they approach the White Sea station. There are already 25 of such “abandoned” trains, agency of business information reported.

The main reason for such delays is planning mistakes, made by freight owners and recipients of goods, absence of empty storage tanks and others. The railway capacity development must be supported by development of oil unloading complexes in Murmansk region and better planed work of these complexes and freight owners.