Container transportation on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 17.2% in January-August 2018
In August 2018, 395,500 Twenty Foot Equivalent (TEUs) containers were transported on the network owned and operated by Russian Railways, 17.2% more than in August 2017.
During January-August 2018, the volume of containers amounted to 2.84 million TEUs, an increase of 13.2% compared to the same period last year.
About 1.23 million TEUs were shipped on domestic routes over the eight months to the end of August 2018, up 4.4%, 326,000 TEUs were shipped along transit routes, an increase of 28.8%, 737,000 TEUs went for export, a rise of 18.6%, while imported containers amounted to 552,000 TEUs, an increase of 19.8%.
The transportation of loaded containers on all types of routes during January-August increased by 13.1% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 1.91 million TEUs. About 27 million tons of freight were shipped, an increase of 11.4%.
The freight shipped during January-August 2018 included the following items. The figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-August 2017.