Loading volumes of cargo for export dispatched to ports on network owned by Russian Railways up 9.5% in IH 2021
In January-June 2021, the loading volumes on the network owned by Russian Railways and dispatched to Russian seaports for export amounted to 176.7 million tons, 9.5% more than in the same period in 2020.
Various cargoes totalling 71.1 million tons were shipped to Russia’s North-West ports, an increase of 9.9% on the same six-month period in 2020, while 46.5 million tons were delivered to the Southern ports, up 22.1%, and 58.9 million tons to the ports of Russia’s Far East, a rise of 8.4%.
Coal accounted for 52.5% of the total export cargo, followed by oil cargo, which made up 22.2% of the total, ferrous metals (6.9%), fertilisers (5.9%) and grain (2.4%).
Coal loading volumes dispatched to ports in January-June 2021 increased by 17.4% and totalled 92.7 million tons.
Shipped to the ports of the Far East were 49 million tons of solid fuel, up 8%, 14.6 million tons to the ports of the South, up by a factor of 1.8, and 29.1 million tons to the North-Western ports, an increase of 14.1 %.