Container traffic in UTLC ERA transit services in May exceeds 49 thousand TEU

According to recent data, container traffic volume en-route China – Europe – China with regard to transit services provided by Joint stock company “United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance” (UTLC ERA, joint venture of Belarusian, Kazakh and Russian railways) in May 2020 amounted to 49.1 thousand TEU, which is twice more than the same figure for the last year and represents an absolute volume record in monthly Eurasian container traffic.

Specifically, shipment of loaded containers to China in May grew by 2.2 times and amounted to 13 thousand TEU. 33 thousand TEU of loaded containers have been shipped to Europe, which exceeds the same last-year figure by 2.4 times.

In May 2020, UTLC ERA services in both directions on route China – Europe for the first time exceeded the milestone of 500 container trains per month.

“Together with our shareholders, we have managed to create a good buffer for the throughput of our corridor in the previous months to enable the May shipment record. We are receiving increasingly more customer requests for transportation of E-commerce products including clothes, toys, electronics and home appliances. We also maintain a nonstop ‘green corridor’ for shipment of epidemic protection equipment that is in high demand with the EU countries today. Our relations with the Universal Postal Union have taken a very favorable turn and now we’re building a long-term program for strategic cooperation and development.

Presently it is crucial to preserve the high level of service and speed to improve our competitive ability and increase our volumes. We will work hard to achieve a new record as early as in June,” comments UTLC ERA CEO Alexey Grom.