Russian Railways have reported a 2.9% year-on-year increase in rail container traffic during January-May 2022. All in all, 2.67 mn TEU was carried during the period under report. Domestic container traffic grew by 5.9% up to 1.05 mn TEU.
Commodity-wise, containerized chemical and mineral fertilizers grew the most, up 1.7-fold to 35.6 thousand TEU, and fish, up 1.4-fold to 13.9 thousand TEU. Grain transportation increased by 24.1% up to 19.8 thousand TEU.
Construction cargo was up 17.8% to 64.6 thousand TEU, other and LCL cargo up 18.7% to 76 thousand TEU, chemicals and soda up 1.7% up to 316.4 thousand TEU
Containerized timber and woodwork loading grew by 2.1% up to 240.6 thousand TEU, machinery, engines and equipment by 1.3% up to 149.7 thousand TEU, non-ferrous ore and raw sulphur materials by 11.1% up to 16.8 thousand TEU.
Meal and flour transportation was up 11.2% to 4.8 thousand TEU, potatoes, vegetables and fruit up 0.9% to 5.2 thousand TEU, other food products by 18.4% to 86.5 thousand TEU.
Containerized oil products grew by 0.7% to make 31.1 thousand TEU.
Consumer goods declined by 3.1% down to 173 thousand TEU, hardware by 3.7% down to 157.9 thousand TEU, paper by 1% down to 148.8 thousand TEU, vehicles and parts by 7.1% down to 84.9 thousand TEU, ferrous metals 0.2% down to 99.8 thousand TEU, non-ferrous metals by 10.1% down to 57 thousand TEU, and metal structures by 22.2% down to 5.1 thousand TEU.