Cargo Transport Split is Increasing, TELS Reports

For 4 months of 2013 the total volume of automobile carriages has increased by 7% compared to the same period last year.

London, United Kingdom, November 22, 2013 --( The international freight forwarding company with established logistics centres in the UK, the Baltics and CIS countries, calculated the total world’s turnover of automobile and railroad carriages between European countries and Russia. As Eurostat reports, a modal shift from railway to road transport is observed for 4 months of 2013 which appeared to be 3% more than it was transported for the same period last year. According to statistics, road transportation is expected to grow for the upcoming year.

The majority of cargo transportation from European countries falls within road transport, while export carriages from the Russian Federation are commonly handled by railways. It is estimated that the road cargo turnover between Europe and Russia has increased compared to the same period in 2012. Statistics shows that the Russian Federation continues to be the lead export partner to the majority of European countries. As the number of road carriages is growing, railway transportation, mainly export carriages, are losing in a rapid pace.

Commenting on the modal split issue between the EU and Russia, one of the TELS Group of company’s specialists said: “The modal split reflects the average distribution of various means of transport involved in inland and intercontinental freight forwarding. The varying proportions of each transport can be combined according to cargo parameters and specific transportation requirements. A significant split of transport modes can be observed for a wide range of products including metal and agricultural products. In particular, the delivery of metal products from Russian Federation has increased considerably this year.”

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