In 2017, the growth of loading on RZD network may exceed 2.6%

FIND /Primorsky Krai/, 5 Sep. /TASS/. Growth of loading on RZD network by year-end 2017 may exceed 2.6%, according to TASS, the President of the company Oleg Belozerov.

“Yes, reach (the previously announced figure of 2.6% – approx. TASS). Probably even more,” he said.

Earlier Belozerov said that one of the factors of growth is the increase in the transshipment of coal.

According to the Railways, the rise in world prices for coal has led to increasing demand for Russian coal. In the first half, Russian Railways transported 177.3 million tons of coal, which is 9.4% more than in the same period last year.

A significant increase of loading stated in the address of the port Railways. So, on the far Eastern railway shipped 47 million tons (+6,5% compared to the first half of 2016), Oktyabrskaya railway (including the ports of the North-West) – 26.1 million tons (+21.3 per cent), North Caucasus (including the ports of the South of Russia) – 8.6 million tons (+19%).

By the end of 2016 loading on RZD network has increased compared to the figure of 2015 was 0.6% and reached 1 billion 222,3 million tons.