JSC Ukrzaliznytsia transported almost 80 million tonnes of cargo in July-September 2020, which is 2.7 million tonnes more than in the same period.
According to the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia on Thursday, October 22, transport volumes in domestic traffic increased by 11.3%, and in export by 1.8% for the specified period.
At the same time, it is noted that in the third quarter, the transportation of mineral construction materials, scrap ferrous metals, cement, and iron and manganese ores increased.
“The new tariff policy, which is now being implemented, will make rail freight transportation even more attractive for a wide range of customers. In particular, the company has already developed a new technology for the transportation of goods by block trains: three methods of calculating the tariff, the final cost depends on the volume of cargo and distance. The customer will be able to plan the turnover and speed of transportation,” Ukrzaliznytsia reported.
Volumes of cargo transportation in Jan- July of 2020, MLN tons.
Transport enterprises of Ukraine in January-April 2019 increased cargo transportation by 9.1% compared to January-April 2018, to 218.7 million tonnes. The State Statistics Service said freight turnover for this period increased by 2.8%, to 110.2 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January-March 2019, some 86.2 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail within the country and for exports, which is 0.4% less than in January-April 2018.
Transportation of timber decreased by 59.9%, construction materials by 24%, scrap ferrous metals by 17.7%, coke by 9.2%, ferrous metals by 3.9%, and coal by 4%. At the same time, transportation of iron and manganese ore grew by 3.8%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 4%, grain and cereals by 19.9%, oil and petroleum products by 6.8%, and cement by 10.9%.
In January-April 2019 compared with the same period last year, the volume of cargo transported by pipelines increased. Thus, gas pumping fell by 0.4%, oil rose by 5.5%, gas transit grew by 5.6%, and oil grew by 5.7%. Pumping and transit of ammonia increased 20.8% and 17.7%, respectively.