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28.01.2014

Ukrzaliznytsia posts 2.8% rise in cargo loading since early 2014

The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) from January 1 to January 26, 2014 loaded 22.9 million tonnes of cargo or 357,208 wagons, which is 2.8% up year-over-year.

Over the period coal loading grew by 12.1%, to 6.7 million tonnes, iron ore loading by 2%, to 5.4 million tonnes, grain loading – by 23.6%, to over 2 million tonnes, metal – by 7.6%, to 2.2 million tonnes and fluxes – by 1.3%, to 1 million tonnes.

Loading of oil fell by 20.4%, to 268,900 tonnes, fertilizers – by 32%, to 501,200 tonnes, imported cargo – by 37.6%, to 433,900 tonnes and salt – by 44.5%, to 76,200 tonnes.

Among Ukrainian railways the highest indicators were registered at Donetsk railways loading over 9 million tonnes of cargo, which is 4.3% more than was planned and 7.7% up year-over-year.

Loading by Pivdenno-Zakhidna railways grew by 5.5%, to 1.9 million tonnes, Pivdenna railways – by 8.3%, to 2.1 million tonnes, by Prydniprovska it fell by 1.4%, to 7.5 million tonnes, Odesa – by 5.3%, to 1.4 million tonnes and Lviv – by 9%, to over 1 million tonnes.

Ukrainian railways cut cargo shipments by 3% in 2013, to 443.6 million tonnes.

In 2014, Ukrzaliznytsia plans to boost freight transportation by 1.2% from 2013, to 447.006 million tonnes.

Freight traffic in 2014 is expected to grow by 0.9%, to 226.012 billion tonnes per kilometer. Transit freight traffic alone is to increase by 0.7%, to 33. 475 billion tonnes per kilometer. Imported freight traffic is to grow by 4.1%, to 18.576 billion tonnes per kilometer, while traffic of cargo for export is expected to decline by 1.2%, to 93.188 billion tonnes per kilometer.