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LDz: significant increase noted in black metal segment

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe volume of coal transported via LDz infrastructure had increased significantly in December 2016 – the volume of coal cargoes had increased by 28.4% when compared with December 2015. Overall, LDz has transported nearly 16 million tons of coal in one year, as confirmed by the company.

«A significant increase is also noticed in the black metal segment – 43.1% more when compared with 2015,» – LDz reports.

2.2 million tons of coal was transported in the last month of the year. LDz had previously turned attention to growing demand in this cargo segment. The company urged ports and active terminals to cooperate and reduce downtime for goods in LDz infrastructure.

The company reports that it transported a total of 47.8 million tons of cargoes in 2016, which is 1.8 million tons less when compared with the year before. December’s results, on the other hand, show 4.9 million tons of cargoes transported, which is 1.5% more when compared with December 2015.

The company reports an increase in black metal transports last year. 161 thousand tons were transported in December 2016. When compared with December 2015, this is a 136.8% increase. Over the course of the year, LDz transported 1.8 million tons, which is 43.1% more when compared with 2015 (1.3 million tons of black metals).

LDz reports that 1.2 million tons of oil products was transported in December 2016 and 16.6 million tons over the course of the whole year.

The volume of transported lumber was 148,000 in December 2016, which was 9.9% more when compared with the same period of 2015. The volume of lumber transported over the course of the year was 1.6 million tons (4.9% more when compared with 2015).

The volume of sugar cargo transported using LDz infrastructure in December 2016 was 13,000 tons, which is 225% more when compared with December 2015. The volume transported in 2016 was 144,000 tons, which is 16.1% more when compared with 2015.

Company’s representatives report a 12.6% increase was noticed in exports in December 2016. Throughout 2016, LDz transported nearly 2.4 million tons or 83.7% of the volume transported in 2015. 96,000 tons were transported within the country in December last year, which is 76.2% of the volume transported in December 2015. Over the course of the entire year, 1.5 million tons or 88.6% of the same period of 2015 was transported in the country. 4.4 million tons were carried in December 2016 and 42 million throughout the entire year.

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