The rail freight traffic in Belarus–China direction rose 1.2 times
25 Sep 2020
Belarusian Railway increases freight traffic to China by 23% in January–August of this year. The volume exceeded 4 million tonnes compared with the last year. Main items were fertilizers, chemicals, machinery and equipment, hardware goods, forestry goods, paper and consumer goods.
The container transportation of Belarusian goods to China has increased to 14 000 twenty-foot containers (TEU), in January–August of this year.
Development and promotion of export transportation are the strategic priority for Belarusian Railway.
It should be noted, that in order to increase the transit attractiveness and competitiveness of the East–West–East transport corridor through Belarus, Belarusian Railway completed the modernization of the container terminal of Brest Paŭnočny railway station in 2019. As a result, the average of daily transshipment capacity and container storage area has increased.
In January–August of this year, more than 150 000 TEU were reloaded at the container terminal Brest Paŭnočny, up 10% compared the same period of 2019.
prepared by the Press Center of BCh