Rail container transportation volumes in Russia
TransContainer rail container transportation volumes for the full year 2013 amounted to 1,454 thousand TEU, compared to 1,484 thousand TEU for 2012, down 2.0% year on year. This decrease was mainly driven by a 8.3% drop in domestic transportation volumes, partly compensated by a 5.3% growth in international transportation.
Revenue-generating container transportation volumes were down 0.7% to 1,113 thousand TEU for the full year 2013, compared to 1,120 thousand TEU for 2012. TransContainer’s estimated share of Russia’s rail container transportation for the full year 2013 decreased to 47.0% compared to 50.4% in 2012.
Rail container transportation volumes in Kazakhstan
Rail container transportation volumes carried out by KedenTransService, the Company’s subsidiary in Kazakhstan, was 65.1 thousand TEU in the fourth quarter of 2013, which represents a near 9-fold increase compared to the respective quarter of 2012 as a result of a substantial increase in the flatcar fleet in operation. For the full year 2013, rail container transportation volumes performed by KedenTransService’s rolling stock amounted to 228.4 thousand TEU, representing a near 9.5-fold increase to the previous year’s results.
Throughput of the Company’s rail container terminal network in Russia in the fourth quarter of 2013 decreased by 6.0% to 341 thousand TEU, compared to 362 thousand TEU in the fourth quarter of 2012. This decline was mainly due to the 86.3% year on year drop in the handling volume of medium-duty containers (MDC), as a result of the continuing phasing out of the MDC fleet.
For the full year 2013, throughput of the Company’s rail container terminal network in Russia amounted to 1,319 thousand TEU, a decrease of 7.6% year on year, while MDC handling volumes dropped 78.7% year on year. For the full year 2013, container handling at the Dostyk rail side terminal grew to 119 thousand TEU, or by 45.0% year on year, based on preliminary data. Non-container throughput at the KedenTransService’s terminals was 0.9 million tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 3.5 million tonnes for the full year 2013, demonstrating growth rates of 15.1% and 17.2% year on year respectively.