11.01.2022   13:14

Loading volumes of export cargo shipped on the Russian Railways’ network to ports set new record in 2021

Loading on the network owned by OJSC Russian Railways and shipped to Russian seaports amounted to 351.1 million tons in 2021, an absolute record in the history of Russia’s domestic rail transport and an increase of 5.8% compared to 2020.

Various cargoes totalling 143.9 million tons were delivered to the ports of Russia’s North-West region*, an increase of 7.3%, 92.5 million tons to the ports in South Russia**, up by 17.1%, and 114.4 million tons to the country’s ports in the Far East region, a rise of 3.6%.

Coal accounted for 51.9% of the total export cargo flow, followed by petroleum products (22%), ferrous metals (6.8%), fertilisers (6.7%), ores (3.3%) and grain (2.4%).

Coal loading volumes dispatched to Russia’s ports increased by 9.3% to 182.3 million tons in 2021, including 94.6 million tons of solid fuel shipped to the ports in the Far East, a rise of 1.7%.

Loading volumes of oil cargo shipped to the country’s eastern ports increased by 7.3% to 7.9 million tons, while ores more than tripled, rising by a factor of 3.3 to 0.67 million tons, and timber by a factor of 1.3 times to 420,000. tons.

* These include the port stations at October, Severnaya (Northern) and Kaliningrad Railways.

** These include the port stations at North Caucasus Railways and Volga Railways.