SCR posts 11,3%cargo traffic growth in January – August

SCR posts 11,3%cargo traffic growth in January – August

PanARMENIAN.Net - The volume of South Caucasus Railways (SCR) cargo traffic in January– August 2012 totaled 2266,4 thousand tons, growing by 11,3% compared with the same period in 2011.

SCR transported 305,2 thousand tons of cargo in export in Jan.– Aug.2012, increasing by 11,1% compared with the same period in 2011.

Cargo transportation in import traffic totaled 884,7 thousand tons, which is 5,7% more than in January-August of last year. In local traffic, 1076,5 thousand tons of cargo was transported during the reporting period.

In January-August this year the average weight of a freight increased by 5% to total 1437 tons against 1368 tons last year.

Only in August 2012 the volume of freight traffic increased by 19,2%, with SCR transporting 380,1 thousand tons of cargo, including 169,2 thousand tons in the import, 49 thousand tons in the export and 161,9 thousand tons in local traffic.

In export traffic in the nomenclature of goods prevailed, in particular, non-ferrous ore (10.6 tons), cement (10 tons) and ferrous metals (5 tons). In import traffic in July 2012 mostly has been transported grain (54.8 tons) and oil products (23.2 tons). In the local traffic color ore (100.4 thousand tons), construction materials (26.1 tons), corn and grain cargo (1.8 tons) dominated.

The railway is gradually increasing its key performance indicators, including the volume of freight traffic, SCR press service reported.

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