Ukrainian Railways grows early-year freight transportation by 30 per cent

Ukrainian Railways (UZ) has achieved year-on-year success by growing its freight transportation by 30 per cent. The growth concerns freight volumes in the period of January to May. At 57 per cent, export volumes grew even more. The total transported volume of freight in the first five months of 2024 amounted to 75,4 million tonnes.…

PKP LHS transports record freight volume between Poland and Ukraine

PKP LHS reports that it has transported a record freight volume between Poland and Ukraine in the first quarter of 2024. During this period, it transported 2,9 million tonnes of cargo between the two countries. This is 152,000 tonnes more than the same period last year. PKP LHS operates on the broad-gauge railway that connects…

PKP LHS transports record freight volume between Poland and Ukraine

PKP LHS reports that it has transported a record freight volume between Poland and Ukraine in the first quarter of 2024. During this period, it transported 2,9 million tonnes of cargo between the two countries. This is 152,000 tonnes more than the same period last year. PKP LHS operates on the broad-gauge railway that connects…

Ukrainian iron ore exports through Polish border crossing up by 43%

Ukraine’s iron ore exports through the Polish Izov-Hrubieszów border crossing have grown by 43 per cent in March. Ukrainian Railways has observed a growing trend throughout 2024. Other types of goods saw their volumes decrease. According to Ukrainian Railways, the 43 per cent growth in iron ore exports amounts to an additional 63,7 wagons on…

Dutch rail freight volumes fell by 10% in 2023

Rail freight volumes in the Netherlands fell by ten per cent in 2023. In its annual rail freight report, Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail explains that it was mostly external factors that contributed to the drop. As a result, operators have cancelled various charters throughout the past year. Rail freight volumes amounted to 42,7 million tonnes […]

Estonian Operail announces full privatisation in order to save itself

Estonian national rail operator Operail has announced a new business strategy that involves full privatisation. The privatisation is a necessary step to find additional financial sources. According to the company, privatisation will also enable the expansion of operations into foreign markets. Operail has been struggling financially after the implementation of sanctions against Russia and Belarus. […]

Russia and China see record rail freight volumes in 2023

Russia and China have reached a new record rail freight volume between the two countries. The total freight volume going through Russia’s Far East border crossings grew by 26 per cent from 2022, amounting to nearly 44 million tonnes. This number includes traffic to and from Mongolia. The total freight volume among all transport modalities […]