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April 2017

Throughput of Russian seaports review in I quarter 2017

Throughput of Russian seaports up 2.6% to 437.4 mln t in 8M’15In January – March 2017, Russian seaports handled 183.3 mln t of cargo (+9.5%, year-on-year), says the press center of Association of Commercial Sea Ports.

Transshipment of dry bulk cargo totaled 80.1 mln t (+9.3%) including:
33.8 mln t of coal (+15.8%),
11 mln t of containerized cargo (+10.6%),
7.2 mln t of ferrous metal (+3.3%),
8.2 mln t of grain (+14%),
4.1 mln t of chemical fertilizers (+4.3%),
0.7 mln t refer cargo (+6.8%).

Transshipment of liquid bulk cargoes increased by 9.7% to 103.2 mln t including
61.4 mln t of crude oil (+10.3%),
36.8 mln t of oil products (+7.9%),
3.8 mln t of liquefied gas (+15.2%).

Transshipment of export cargo amounted 114.7 mln t (+6.7%), import – 7.9 mln t (+9.1%), transit – 13.8 mln t (+7.8%), cabotage – 16.9 mln t (+44.2%).

Total container throughput of Russian seaports in January-March of 2017 increased by 11.8% year-on-year to 1.07 mln TEU, including import — 458.81 thou TEU (+12.4%), export 456.35 thou TEU (+12.3%), transit — 10.38 thou TEU (-16.2%), cabotage — 145.42 thou TEU (+11.1%).

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New regular block-train “First Container Express” will connect St. Petersburg and Moscow

First Container Express logoAVELANA FORWARDING Company together with Freight Forwarding Company AVELANA LOGISTIC start the new regular rail service for the dispatch of the containers as a part of the container block-trains from the First Container Terminal territory (Big port Saint-Petersburg) to “Freight Village Vorsino” terminal (Vorsino station of the Moscow railway) and in the opposite direction.

From the port of Saint-Petersburg in Moscow direction the First Container Express will start on April, 27 2017, and in the opposite direction the train will be dispatched on May, 2 2017. Transit time would be 38 hours. Further departures from Saint Petersburg will be carried out weekly on Thursdays, from Moscow – on Tuesdays.

Service First Container Express intended for imported customs cleared freight or freight that follow in the customs transit mode and for export and domestic freight.

For the detailed information about terms and benefits of the service First Container Express, you can get on the website

First Container Express is the second regular railway block-train service organized by companies AVELANA FORWARDING and FFC AVELANA LOGISTIC with terminals of the Global Ports group. In October 2013, companies launched regular block-train “Ust-Luga Express”, plying by port of Ust-Luga – Moscow – the port of Ust-Luga route with a frequency 2 train a week.

First Container Terminal (FCT is a part of the Global Ports group) is the largest container terminal in Russia. It works on the territory of the Big port of Saint-Petersburg since 1998. FCT is one of the first specialized container terminal in Russia.

“Freight Village Vorsino” terminal (Vorsino station) is a multimodal terminal, which represents a freight village of the federal format located on the border of the New Moscow and Kaluga region, with direct access to road, rail and air cargo transport thanks to the state of the art transshipment infrastructure. FV Vorsino is a part of Industrial Park Vorsino.

Loading data on Russian Railways network for the first quarter 2017

Loading at Russian Railways network up 6.7% to 100.1 mln t in Jan’17According to the figures, published on the company’s website, the network owned by Russian Railways loaded 305,1 mln t. of freight in January – March 2017 which is 3,8% more than in the same period last year.

In Jan-Mar’17, Russian Railways loaded the following freight:
91,1 mln t of coal (+9,3%, y-o-y);
2,8 mln t of coke (+3,9%);
61,2 mln t of crude and oil products (-0,2%);
26,6 mln t of iron and manganese ores (-0,2%);
17,8 mln t of ferrous metal (+0,4%);
2,8 mln t of ferrous metal scrap (+21,6%);
14,3 mln t of chemical and mineral fertilisers  (+5,1%);
4,6 mln t of cement (-2,3%);
10,8 mln t of timber (+3,9%);
5 mln t of grain (+0,6%);
27,9 mln t of construction materials (-3,2%);
5 mln t of  non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock (-1,3%);
6,7 mln t of chemicals and soda (+3,5%);
7,8 mln t of industrial raw materials and molding materials (+13,2%).

In Jan–Mar’17, freight turnover increased compared to the same period 2016 by 7,3% and amounted to 607,6 bn tariff ton-km. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs amounted 779,4 bn ton-km.


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