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12.05.2020

JSC UTLC ERA container traffic in April 2020 doubled to 41 thousand TEU

Moscow, May 12. According to the operative data, the container traffic volume on route China – Europe – China with regard to transit services provided by Joint stock company “United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance” (JSC UTLC ERA) in April 2020 have made 41,2 thousand TEU that exceeds last year similar indicator twice and is an absolute record on volumes of the Eurasian transit container transportations for a month.

In total for the first 4 months till the beginning of the year 108,7 thousand TEU shipped on UTLC ERA services, including 33 thousand TEU in the direction of Europe - China and 75,7 thousand TEU from China to Europe.

"The crisis caused by the spread of coronavirus is not only a problem, but also a new opportunity for rail logistics.
Today it is the railroad that has become practically the only way to ensure trade between China and Europe and, most importantly, an unstoppable delivery channel for anti-epidemic drugs. Moreover, it is already obvious to many that the railway is not just an alternative, but is the main mode of cargo transportation, in conditions where high speed, clarity and stability are required. Today, these indicators are particularly in demand, so shippers in China and Europe make their choice in favor of our services.

Today it is extremely important not to deceive the expectations of those customers and partners who, among other things, trusted us with their cargoes for the first time, as well as to give a start to new projects that will ensure subsequent growth", - says Alexey Grom, the CEO of UTLC ERA.