Container shipment through the Russian Railways network increased by 12.2% in 11 months of 2019

Container shipment through the Russian Railways network increased by 12.2% in 11 months of 2019

In January-November 2019, over 4.53 million loaded and empty TEU containers were transported in all types of communications through the Russian Railways network, which is 12.2% more than in the same period in 2018.

1.89 million TEU (+ 8.6%) were sent in internal communication, 521.5 thousand TEU (+ 5.3%) in transit, 1.16 million TEU (+ 12.6%) in export, in import – 968.8 thousand TEU (+ 24%).

The number of loaded containers dispatched in all modes of transport in January-November increased by 12.7% compared to the same period last year and exceeded 3 million TEU (43.2 million tons of cargo were transported, + 13.2%), including including:

  • chemicals and soda – 508.5 thousand TEU (+ 13.5% compared to January-November 2018);
  • timber cargo – 466.5 thousand (+ 33.5%);
  • paper – 281 thousand (-1.3%);
  • industrial goods – 281.3 thousand (+ 9.6%);
  • hardware – 262.7 thousand (+ 8.4%);
  • automobiles and components – 226.8 thousand (+ 10.1%);
  • machines, machine tools, engines – 209.2 thousand (+ 8%);
  • ferrous metals – 126.9 thousand (+ 12.6%);
  • non-ferrous metals – 104.5 thousand (+ 5.7%);
  • construction – 103.4 thousand (+ 10.5%);
  • the rest and teams – 99.9 thousand (+ 21.1%);
  • oil and oil products – 79.4 thousand (+ 8.8%);
    chemical and mineral fertilizers – 35.4 thousand (-9.5%).