UZ transported more than 150 million tons of cargo in 2022
According to operational data, at the end of 2022, Ukrzaliznytsia transported 150 million 582 thousand tons of cargo, which is 52.1% less than the previous year. This was discussed during an online meeting of Ukrzaliznytsia with participants in the agricultural transportation market. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Rail.insider.
“Cargo transportation has almost halved in 2022. At the same time, all cargoes, without exception, reduced the volume of transportation. However, it is a very good indicator that the transportation of grain has fallen the least. According to the results of 2022, UZ transported 28 million 871 thousand 300 tons of grain. This is only 14.2% less than in 2021… The agricultural market has shown that it is stress-resistant, accepts challenges and withstands the impact,” said Valery Tkachev, Deputy Director of the Commercial Department of UZ.
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He recalled that this was largely achieved due to the increase to more than 1 million tons per month of grain transportation through the western border crossings, as well as the work of the sea grain corridor.
Valery Tkachev expressed the hope that in 2023 grain transportation will also grow.
Meanwhile, in the last month of the year, 10.1 million tons of cargo was transported in general. This is almost 0.4 million less than in November. One of the reasons is the strikes by the Russian Federation on the energy infrastructure. At the same time, shipments of grain, oil products, fertilizers, chemicals, salt and engineering products increased in December. Thus, transportation of grain exceeded November figures by 0.5 million tons (or 18.8%).
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