The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia recommended that TransContainer, on the eve of privatization of a controlling stake, take measures to prevent a shortage of capacity instead of trying to strengthen the presence of terminal capacities in the surplus segment. A representative of the agency told Tass.
"The decision taken by the FAS can be appealed in court, the Cabinet is considering rules for non-discriminatory access to terminals and dry ports in the context of the planned privatization of TransContainer." The organization is recommended to take measures to prevent a shortage of capacity - platforms, instead of trying to strengthen the presence in the surplus segment of terminal capacity, "- said the agency interlocutor.
At the end of 2017, the FAS refused to allow TransContainer to purchase a terminal from the Global Ports terminal in St. Petersburg (ZAO Logistics-Terminal). According to the service, the deal could lead to the strengthening of TransContainer's dominant position and limit competition in the container transportation market by rail to the Big Port of St. Petersburg.
TransContainer, in turn, sent additional analytical materials to the FAS with an assessment of the possible consequences of the transaction for competition in the terminal capacity market in the North-West region.
Global Ports planned to sell a 100% stake in Logistics-Terminal for 1.9 billion rubles.
TransContainer is the leading Russian operator of container intermodal transport.
Currently, 50% plus 2 shares of the operator belongs to United Transportation and Logistics Company JSC (99.84% - from OJSC Russian Railways). Fesco Group (the parent company - PJSC "Far Eastern Shipping Company"), controlled by "Sumy", owns 25%, OOO "Yenisei Capital" owns 24.5%.
"TransContainer" has 45 own terminals in all cargo-carrying centers of Russia, as well as 19 railway terminals in Kazakhstan (through the joint company of Kedentransservice JSC, the leading private operator of the network of railway terminals in Kazakhstan) and operates the container terminal "Dobra" on the border of Slovakia and Ukraine . The company owns more than 24 thousand fitting platforms and about 64,5 thousand large-tonnage containers.