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Georgian Railway Expects Growth in Freight Turnover

In 2018, rail freight turnover decreased again and amounted to about 10 million tons, however, CEO at the Georgian Railway  David Peradze says that the declining trend slowed down and he expects freight turnover to grow in 2019.

“The growth will be observed in dry goods turnover, namely coal, grain, carbamide from Central Asia to Europe,” he explains.

Despite the reduction in cargo flow, 2018 was a record in terms of container transportation from China to Europe which increased by 302%.

The declining trend on the railway started in 2012, including due to the decrease in the volume of crude oil transportation, which instead of the railroad now mostly delivered through pipelines.