The TIS container terminal handled 782 container trains in 2019. These trains transported 58,800 TEU, which is 2.1 times more than the 27,600 TEU it handled in 2018.
The TIS company announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
Cargo transported by unit trains accounted for a quarter of all the cargo handled by the TIS container terminal.
“We launched a new regular route to Chernihiv and increased volumes to all destinations last year. Compared with 2018, in 2019, the volume of traffic in the Kharkiv direction increased 4.3 times to 9,564 TEU, the volume in the Ternopil direction more than 2.5 times to 14,983 TEU, Dnipro almost 2 times to 17,250 TEU, Kyiv by 17.7% to 12,679 TEU," TIS said in the statement.
According to the company, it was able to begin regularly dispatching 15 container trains to five destinations per week by the end of 2019.
The most common goods transported by container trains last year were grains, lumber, foodstuffs (flour and sunflower oil), pipes, spare parts for railcar manufacturing, and a variety of consumer goods.
As reported, it was announced last week that the DP World company, which is one of the world's largest port operators, has acquired over 51% of the TIS container terminal.