Transportation of containers on network of Russian Railways increased by 11% in January 2018
In January 2018, 317,500 Twenty-Foot Equivalent units (TEUs) of containers were transported on the network belonging to Russian Railways, 11.3% more than in January 2017.
Domestic container shipments were up to 134,500 TEUs, an increase of 5.9% compared to January 2017, while transit shipments jumped to 34,300 TEUs, a rise of 32.1%, export shipments rose to 85,500 TEUs, up 11.2%, and import shipments amounted to 63,200 TEUs, an increase of 14%.
Shipments of loaded containers on all types of routes increased by 12% in January 2018 compared to January 2017 and amounted to 200,800 TEUs, including the following freight categories. Figures in brackets show the change compared to January 2017.
In January 2018, 2.9 million tons of freight were transported by containers of OJSC Russian Railways, 9.9% more than in January 2017.