Delivery speed and transport costs drive traffic volume
According to the Russia-based United Transport and Logistics Company - Eurasian Railway Alliance (UTLC ERA), its 2018 traffic volume rose to between 275,000 and 280,000 teu, 60% more than the 175,800 teu in 2017.
UTLC ERA expects to transport about 350,000 teu this year. In recent years, the volume containers in transit on the railway rose significantly. Along with the improved delivery speed, the service cost reductions make this cargo transport service mode ever more attractive. (ben)