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84.4% of last year’s cargo volume was transported by rail in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUContinuing last year’s autumn trend, the volume of cargoes carried by Latvijas dzelzceļš had increased in November. The volume of cargoes transported by rail reached 4.46 million tons or 7.6% more in comparison with November 2015.

Coal transports have increased significantly.

1.8 million tons of coal was transported in November. This exceeds the index of November 2015 by 28.7%. Considering such a major increase, LDz Cargo has established a cargo transporting record, having transported more than 1,100 coal wagons a day, as reported by LDz.

Compared with last year’s November, the volume of land transit has increased by 61.2% (195,000 tons) and import cargo volume has increased by 10.4%. Export cargoes volumes have declined in comparison with last year’s results. Compared with November 2015, LDz transported twice as much sugar, 247% more black metals and 14.7% less oil products in November 2016.

Throughout eleven months of 2016, LDz has transported 42.88 million tons of cargoes, which is equal to 84.4% of the same period of 2015.

Oil products were carried in the amount of 15.45 million tons this year, which is equal to 77.5% of the same period of 2015. The second more notable cargo group – coal – was transported in a total volume of 13.7 million tons, which is equal to 78.9% of last year’s volume.

The volume of transported black metals has grown 37.8%, reaching 1.64 million tons. The volume of transported lumber materials has grown 4.6%, reaching 1.4 million tons. The volume of mineral fertilizers has increased 2.3%, reaching 3.51 million tons.

LDz has also transported a total volume of 131,000 tons of sugar (+9.2%) and 1.56 million tons of grains and flour (+95.8%).

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