TransContainer has published interim operational results for Q2 and H1 of 2018 as well as the market data for the period.
The Russian rail container market in Q2 grew 11.9% up to 1,060 thousand TEU. International container traffic, which increased 19.9%, was the main growth driver.
TransContainer saw its volume grow during Q2 by 4.8% up to 458 thousand TEU, also due to the increasing international traffic (up 13.1%). Export was up 13.9%, import up 5.4%, and transit up 29.7%.
Domestic traffic, on the contrary, declined 2.8% due to empty container transportation decrease by 9.5%, which in its turn is the result of optimized routing.
During H1 2018 the Russian rail container market increased 12.1% year-on-year up to 2,065 thousand TEU. Domestic traffic was up 2.8%, export up 18.1%, import up 19.3% and transit up 28.5%.
TransContainer carried 893 thousand TEU during H1 2018, up 3.8% year-on-year. The growth was much due to export and transit.
The company handled 322 thousand TEU (-3.1% year-on-year) at its terminals in Q2, and 604 thousand TEU (-2.9%) in H1 2018.