5 Dec 2023 13:20

Ukrzaliznytsia increases cargo shipments 33.8% in November on increased exports

MOSCOW. Dec 5 (Interfax) - JSC Ukrzaliznytsia transported 14 million tonnes of cargo in November 2023, which is 33.8% more than in November 2022, and 4% more than in October 2023, Ukrainian media reported, citing a company report.

"It is important that, in addition to domestic transportation, exports have also started growing, which is critically necessary for our country," Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia, Evgeniy Lyashchenko, said in the report.

November's results are the highest monthly figures since February last year. Thus, 7.3 million tonnes of cargo were transported domestically last month, which is 19% more than in November 2022, the company said. Export transportation increased 56.2% to 6 million tonnes, imports rose 35.4% to 679,000 tonnes, and transit was up 2.2-fold to 65,500 tonnes.

The largest shares among railway cargoes are held by grains, with 3 million tonnes (a 13% increase), construction materials, with 3 million tonnes (a 60% increase), iron and manganese ore, with 3 million tonnes (a 2.5-fold increase), and hard coal, with 2 million tonnes (a 7.7% decrease).

The report notes that in November, 2.4 million tonnes of grain were transported by rail for export, which is 13% more than the year before and 40.4% more than in October 2023.

Transportation of grain cargo to seaports in November totaled 1.7 million tonnes, which is 70% more than in October. Meanwhile, transportation via land border crossings decreased 4.2% to 720.000 tonnes.