Freight traffic of soda and chemicals in Freight One wagons increased by more than a third
The Saratov branch of the First Freight Company (Freight One) for 11 months of 2019 increased the transportation of soda and chemicals by 34% compared to the same period last year, to 156.6 thousand tons. Cargo turnover in this segment doubled, to 617 million t-km.
“The bulk of the load fell on graphite electrodes – we exported 91.5 thousand tons of products from one of the aluminum smelters. In addition, the branch delivered 19 thousand tons of granular sulfur for the needs of the Balakovo branch of the Apatit plant (part of the PhosAgro group), ensuring a smooth supply of rolling stock to a key partner, ”said Sergey Titkov, director of the Saratov branch.
The bulk of the cargo flow – 92% in the overall structure – was made up of domestic transportation. Over 11 months, their volume grew by 69%, to 143.4 thousand tons. Freight followed mainly to the Republic of Buryatia, the regions of the North-West and Krasnoyarsk Territory.
13.2 thousand tons were shipped in the export direction (-59% to the level of 2018). Products went to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other countries of the near and far abroad through the ports of the North-West and Krasnodar Territory.