All routes of container trains "BISON" and "Baltika-TRANZIT", as well as the first test flight from Riga port to the city of Kashgar in Western China were transported 6764 20-foot container.
"Knowing that this growing market segment is still in great demand from customers that confirms and organized by us last week in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana the discussion on the development of container transport, we are particularly focusing on this area of work. In June we signed a contract with the company "DHL Global Forwarding", opening up new opportunities for the development of container transport, and we are actively working with partners from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China and Germany on the further development of this segment", — stressed the Chairman of the Board of "LDz Loģistika" Werner Lusis.
At the same time, the company, like other market participants, continues to work with traditional groups of goods. Just so for the first half of 2017 for the infrastructure of SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš" carriers transported 24.2 million tonnes, which is 1.2% more than in the first 6 months of 2016. Along with the activities of the "Latvian railway Loģistika" in the segment of container shipping is experiencing a notable development, the inland transportation, which is expected to further rise, as last week, "LDz Loģistika" has started seasonal work with carriers grain — they have the greatest activity is expected by the end of the summer.
While in Maritime transit in the first half was transported 20.2 million tons of cargo, which is 406,6 thousand tons, or 2% more than in the first 6 months of last year. Land transit transported 1.7 million tonnes of cargo, which is 127% higher than the same period a year earlier.