Senators on Wednesday approved a Law according to which the state until 2018 will adjust the price for the carriage of passengers, baggage, vehicles and trains on ships between the ports of the Crimea and the Krasnodar territory.
Crimea became a Russian region after the referendum in March 2014. From Russia, the Peninsula is separated by the Strait of Kerch, and get to Crimea by land route only through Ukraine. The bridge across the Kerch Strait with a length of about 19 kilometers must be built before 2018. As long as in the form of a main traffic artery connecting the Crimea with the Krasnodar territory, the work of the Kerch Ferry crossing.
The law regulates the relations connected with the state regulation of prices (tariffs) for services on transportation of passengers, Luggage, vehicles, railway rolling stock between the sea ports of the Crimea and Sevastopol and seaports of Krasnodar region, and associated with such additional transportation services at government controlled prices. The prices regulation will implement the FTS of Russia through the establishment of prices, as well as their maximum level.
according to the Department ekonompolitike, state regulation of prices for ferry service between the ports of the Krasnodar territory and Crimea is justified, because in conditions of limited land messages in this area the availability of ferry crossings have a high social value for the residents of the Crimean Peninsula. Price of ferry services directly affects the Price of items coming to the platform of the Peninsula, and the quality of life for residents, while at the same time, high workload of the route can cause a significant increase in the prices of adequate transport service. The ferry across the Kerch Strait (the ferry port Krym - port Kavkaz) is a major traffic artery connecting the Crimea with mainland Russia, for this reason, traffic jams and long hours of waiting loading cars on the ferry are commonplace. It is used to transport both freight and passenger cars.