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2019 June 6 14:09

Container shipments on Russian Railways' network 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, the company says in a press release.

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): chemicals and soda – 214,100 TEUs (+9.7%); timber – 209,900 TEUs (+48.1%); paper – 130,700 TEUs (+1.7%); fabricated metal products – 111.700 TEUs (+12.5%); industrial products – 108,900 TEUs (+13.6%); cars and components – 96,400 TEUs (+10.8%); machinery, machine tools, engines – 84,900 TEUs (+5.1%); ferrous metals – 54,000 TEUs (+12.9%); non-ferrous metals – 45,300 TEUs (+3%); construction materials– 42,100 TEUs (+20%); oil and petroleum products – 34,700 TEUs (+4.9%); chemical and mineral fertilisers – 17,700 TEUs (-21.1%).