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The volume of freight traffic on the Far Eastern Railway decreased by 3,4%
At the stations of the Far-Eastern Railway for 8 months 2014 more than 31 million tons of cargo was loaded, which is 3,4% lower than the same indicator of the last year, the company's press service reports.
There is an increase in loading volumes for the following nomenclatures: oil products - 7,4 million tons (+ 7,2%), timber cargo - 2,8 million tons (+ 12,2%), ferrous scrap - 164 thousand tons ( + 21%), ferrous metal - 500 thousand tons (+ 42,1%), cement - 851 thousand tons (+ 5,7%).
On average, the volume of unloading from January to August inclusive amounted to 5567 wagons, which is 8,1% higher than the corresponding indicator of 2013 year (5148 wagons).
Operational cargo turnover since the beginning of this year has amounted to over 117,9 billion t-km - 12,6% more than in the same period last year.