27 million t of freight transported by rail
In August 2018, Russian Railways (RZD) hauled 395,000 teu (+17.2% y-on-y) on the network that it owns and operate. Between January and August this year, RZD’s overall container volume amounted to 2.84 million teu, 13.2% more compared to 8M/2017.
Over the first eight months of 2018, about 1.23 million teu (+4.4%) were shipped on domestic routes, 326,000 teu (+28.8%) were shipped along transit routes, 737,000 teu (+18.6%) went for export, and the number of imported containers rose to 552,000 teu (+19.8%).
The transportation of loaded containers on all types of routes amounted to 1.91 million teu in 8M/2018, up by 13.1% year-on-year. About 27 million t of freight were shipped in 8M/2018, an increase of 11.4%. (ben)