24 December 2018

Vostok1520 increases its domestic freight share

Railway operator Vostok1520 (part of First Heavy Haul Company) increased the volume of its domestic coal shipments by 70% during the first 11 months of 2018, compared with the same period the previous year. The company shipped 10.6 million tonnes of coal domestically, accounting for 20% of its shipments.

Shipments to enterprises in the energy and utilities sectors accounted for 5.3 million tonnes of these shipments, representing a 60% increase on the figure for 2017.

Since October 2018 the operator has been facilitating coal shipments from Intaugol, having shipped 65,000 tonnes of coal to date. Transportation technologies include shipment by closed-loop routes, allowing up to 600 cars to be sent per month, which ensures the stable supply of coal to TGC-1 Severodvinsk.