In the first half of 2018, about 590,000 tons of cargo was transported by rail freight cars of Aurum Group, which is 28.3% more than in the same period in 2017.
As reported by Andrii Zhariy, the CEO of Aurum Group.
“The average monthly number of gondola cars, which are used by the enterprises of Aurum Group in the first half of 2018, was 478 units, whereas in the first half of 2017 we managed 368 units. Thus, the personally-owned fleet of cars of the group over the mentioned period increased by 30%, the volumes of transported goods increased respectively,” Andrii Zhariy comments on the reasons for the growth of freight traffic.
According to the CEO of Aurum Group, as of July 1, 2018, 486 gondola cars are owned by the enterprises-operators of the group.
“As part of the long-term development strategy of Aurum Group, we are actively investing in the construction of new gondola cars based at our car building plant “Diesel Plant”. During the first half-year, the fleet of gondola cars of the group was replenished with 16 gondola cars of own production, “said Andrii Zhariy.
The top 5 most popular cargos of the first half of the year 2018 were: ore, clay, coal, crushed stone and limestone.
According to the CEO of Aurum Group, there is no change in the list of cargo generating regions. As before, Dnipropetrovsk leads the way, followed by Donetsk, Zaporizhya, Khmelnytsky and Odessa regions.