Container shipments on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 15.4% in January-May 2019
From January to May 2019, the Russian Railways network transported 1.97 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) on all routes, 15.4% more than during the same period in 2018.
Domestic routes saw the shipment of 817,100 TEUs, an increase of 10.3%, while transit containers amounted to 219,200 TEUs, up by 21.1%, export containers totalled 520,700 TEUs, a rise of 13.3%, while the number of containers imported rose to 414,400 TEUs, equivalent to growth of 26.7%.
The number of loaded containers shipped on all routes increased by 14.5% in January-May 2019 compared with the same period last year and amounted to 1.31 million TEUs, which carried more than 18.6 million tons of freight, an increase of 15.3%.
Containers carried freight in the following categories. Figures in brackets show the percentage increase compared to January-May 2018.