In January-February 2017, Russian Railways carried 421.5 thousand TEU of loaded containers, up 16.9% year-on-year.
Domestic container transportation in January grew 5.9% year-on-year to 274.5 thousand TEU. Export traffic was up 17.3% to 174.5 thousand TEU, import traffic up 20.1% to 129.5 thousand TEU, and transit surged 40.8% to 65.2 thousand TEU.
According to Russian Railways’ statistics, machinery, equipment and engines transportation grew the most, up 33.6% year-on-year to 28.6 thousand TEU, timber and logs volume grew 30.7% to 49 thousand TEU.
Industrial goods were up 22% to 42.2 thousand TEU, cars up 30% to 32 thousand TEU, hardware up 27.3% to 37.7 thousand TEU, paper up 10.8% to 49.1 thousand TEU, chemicals and soda up 9.2% to 73 thousand TEU.
Ferrous metals transportation grew 24.3% up to 17 thousand TEU while non-ferrous metals volume increased 10.3% to 17.7 thousand TEU.
Mixed and other cargo traffic volume amounted to 11.8 thousand TEU, up 6.1% year-on-year. Construction cargo transportation increased 9.2% to 10 thousand TEU.
Chemical and mineral fertilizers declined 2.1% to 10.1 thousand TEU.
In February, loaded container rail traffic made 221.3 thousand TEU, up 10.2% month-on-month, while overall rail container transportation grew 16.7% year-on-year making 326.2 thousand TEU.