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Aug 07, 2018

Container traffic on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 16% in January-July 2018

In July 2018, 381,400 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) were transported on the network of Russian Railways on all types of routes, 16% more than in July 2017.

In January-July 2018, the volume of transportation amounted to 2.45 million TEUs, an increase of 12.5% ​​compared to the same period last year.

On domestic routes, about 1.1 million TEUs were shipped in the first seven months, a rise of 3.9%, while transit freight in containers amounted to 271,500 TEUs, up by 26.2%, export freight rose to 641,500 TEUs, an increase of 18.5%, while import freight stood at 474,600 TEUs, a jump of 19.2%.

The transportation of loaded containers on all types of route increased by 12.9% in January-July 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 and amounted to 1.65 million TEUs with over 23.2 million tons of freight carried, an increase of 11%, including:

  • chemicals and soda – 278,800 TEUs (+8,5%);
  • timber – 207,500 TEUs (+35,7%);
  • paper – 179,900 TEUs (+8,6%);
  • industrial goods – 146,900 TEUs (+8,2%);
  • metal goods – 145,900 TEUs (+13,9%);
  • cars – 119,700 TEUs (+28,3%);
  • machines, machine tools, engines – 118,800 TEUs (+22,3%);
  • ferrous metals – 68,500 TEUs (+15,3%);
  • non-ferrous metals – 61,800 TEUs (-2,8%);
  • construction materials – 55,800 TEUs (+12,9%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers – 27,300 TEUs (-12,2%).

 

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