Inland waterways traffic in Russia grows 3.7% in 1H2014 to 44.7 million tonnes
The overall volume of freight carried via Russia's inland waterway in January-July 2014 rose 3.7% to 44.7 million tonnes, Rosmorrechflot reports.
Since the beginning of the 2014 navigation season inland water transport has transported 30.4 million tonnes (+1.1%) of inbound goods and 14.3 million tonnes (+9.8%) of outbound goods.
Cargo turnover rose 2.2% from the same period a year before to 31.9 billion t/km.
In the reporting period inland water transport transported to the Far North regions as much as 6.0 million tonnes of different cargoes, which is a 113.5-percent surge on H12013 figures.
In January-July passenger traffic via inland waterways decreased by 3.6% compared with the same period in 2013 to 4.6 million people, or 175.7 million passengers per km, which is 10.3% less than a year earlier.
Cargo throughput at river ports, dedicated berths and terminals between January and July 2014 was 56.3 million tonnes (+9%).