Russia: freight transport down for Zabaikal Railways

rusiaAccording to preliminary data, 16.063 million tonnes of cargo were shipped at railway stations of Zabaikal Railways, a branch of RZD, in 2014. This is 14.2% below the 2013 level, Zabaikal Railways’ press service informed. Four types of cargo accounted for the bulk of handling operations (88%): coal handling reached 8.2 million tonnes (-7.1%), oil 2.6 million tonnes (-38.4%) and construction cargo 2.2 million tonnes (-7.4%). Import freight reached 1.2 million tonnes (-23.4%). Cargo turnover was 233.3 billion tonne-kilometers (+8.1%).


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