Russian Railways have reported a 5.7% year-on-year increase in rail container traffic during January-April 2022. All in all, 2.16 mn TEU was carried during the period under report. Domestic container traffic grew by 6.7% up to 836.7 thousand TEU.
Laden container traffic exceeded 1.5 mn thousand TEU, up 5.5% year-on-year.
Commodity-wise, containerized chemical and mineral fertilizers grew the most, up 1.6-fold to 25.4 thousand TEU, and fish, up 1.3-fold to 10.4 thousand TEU.
Construction cargo was up 26.3% to 52.2 thousand TEU, non-ferrous ore and raw sulphur up 20.8% to 14.3 thousand TEU, other and LCL cargo up 26.6% to 61.5 thousand TEU.
Containerized chemicals and soda grew by 2.6% up to 254.7 thousand TEU, timber and woodwork by 4.2% up to 189.3 thousand TEU, consumer goods by 4.8% up to 147.5 thousand TEU, hardware by 5.1% up to 134.1 thousand TEU, machinery, engines and equipment by 9.6% up to 126.6 thousand TEU.
Containerized grain was up 4.5% to 14.1 thousand TEU, and oil products up 0.2% to 24.7 thousand TEU.
Paper transportation declined by 2% to 117.5 thousand TEU, vehicles and parts by 7.1% to 84.9 thousand TEU, ferrous metals 0.1% to 80 thousand TEU, by non-ferrous metals by 9.7% to 45.6 thousand TEU, and metal structures by 21.6% to 4.2 thousand TEU.