Azerbaijan, Baku /corr Trend S.Aliyev/ Corporate Communications OJSC Russian Railways reported that i n 2006 cargo deliveries by the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) railways exceeded last year's figures by 86.4 mln tons more than in 2005.
Year 2006 saw a rise in the volume of deliveries by CIS railways. Over 2.1 bln tons of cargo has been transported via 7 railway routes, which was 2.1% more than the target. The cargo shipment rose 86.4mln tons (+4.2%) compared to 2005. The rise was observed on different important types of cargo, such as coal (+3.8%), oil and oil products (+3.3%), cement (+11.9%), color ore (+9.2%), iron ore (+8.7%), ferrous metal (+9.8), industrial raw material (+5.5%), construction cargo (+2.9%), cargo in containers (+5.7%).
The rise in load was stably ensured by railways of Moldova (+17.7%), Georgia (+15.3%), Kyrgyzstan (+12%), Azerbaijan (+10.3%), Kazakhstan (+10.2%).
Cargo deliveries rose 56% compared to 2005. A rise in cargo deliveries was achieved in the railway of Moldova (+22.7%), Georgia (+20.4%), Azerbaijan (+14.9%), Tajikistan (+14.5%), Kyrgyzstan (+13.6) and Kazakhstan (+11.3).
In 2006 an average daily load of containers was 5,708 units, including big tonnage containers -2,398 units. Compared to 2005 the rise in the volume of load of all containers was 1.8%, while big tonnage containers were 5.9%. The rise in load was also observed in the routes of Russia , Kazakhstan and Latvia .