According to the data of the first quarter of 2019, the total cargo shipment of Georgian Railways amounted to 2.5 million tons, which is 105 000 tons more compared to the same period of the previous year and revenues from shipments exceeding $ 3.2 million in the first quarter of 2018.
The increase is due to a significant increase in dry cargo shipments and container transfers. In the first quarter of 2019, 1.48 million tons of dry wagons were transported, compared to 2018, up 9%.
Dry cargo shipments, first quarter (‘000 tons)
From 2018, the Georgian Railway will carry out new cargoes, namely Kazakh wheat and coal transit transportation.
In the first quarter of 2019, container traffic reached a historic maximum – it is transported to 18,000 containers, compared with 2018 to 31%.
Container Shipping, First Quarter (TEU)
Income from Container Shipping, First Quarter (‘000 USD)
The increase in container cargo turnover in the Georgian Railway is partly due to the increasing volume of transit cargo – positive trend in this regard was observed in 2018.
Taking into account the requirements of the market, the Georgian Railways is actively working on attracting dry cargoes, including containers and maximal use of transit potential of the country.