TransContainer has posted operations results for Q4 and the whole of 2017.
In Q4, the company carried 460.5 thousand TEU, 8.5% more than during the same period of 2016.
The growth is much due to the increasing international volumes, which were up 15.9%.
Transit and export grew the highest, up 49.6% and 13.9% respectively.
During the whole of 2017, TransContainer carried 1.8 mn TEU, up 15.2% year-on-year.
The company says the results are in line with the positive trends in the Russian rail container market supported by the growing international traffic, optimistic macroeconomic background and expanding containerization.
According to TransContainer, container transportation in the Russian rail market in Q4 2017 grew 17.7% to 1.05 mn TEU. International traffic was up 26.5% much due to the increasing import and transit, while domestic traffic grew 8.6%.
In 2017, the all-Russia rail market expanded 19% to make 3.9 mn TEU. Home traffic was up 7.6%, export up 20.6%, import up 32.9% and transit surged 60.3%.