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Amount of cargos carried by rail in the first five months reached 23 298 thousand tons

Friday, 6 June, 2008

In the first five months of this year LDz Cargo Ltd, subsidiary of SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš, has transported 23 298 thousand tons of cargos, which is 11.1% more than in the respective period of 2007, when there were carried 20 977 thousand tons of cargos.

The biggest increase in cargos in the first five months - import transportations, ie. 12.5%, which reached 19 509 thousand tons, int.al. through the ports there were carried 17 556 thousand tons of cargos, they have increased by 15.6%. Overland transit and export transportations have increased by 6.9% and 4.6%, ie. 2176 and 961 thousand tons, respectively. Export transportations through the ports have decreased by 26.1%, ie. 411 thousand tons. In its turn domestic transportations have decreased by 3.4%, ie. 652 thousand tons of cargos.

In the first five months of this year there were transported the main kinds of cargos – oil products, ie. 8673 thousand tons, and coal, ie. 7386 thousand tons, which have increased by 13.1% and 28.4%, respectively, compared to the same time period of 2007. From other kinds of cargos carried by rail there was a considerable growth in grain transportation, ie. by 49.2% and reached 528 thousand tons. As regards transportation of chemical products, in the first five months of 2008 they have increased by 44.1%, ie. 996 thousand tons. Amount of metals carried by rail increased by 9.3% and reached 1206 thousand tons. Amount of carried containers increased by 11.4% and reached 23372 TEU units. Although mineral fertilizers is the third dominant kind of cargos, as a result of competition among Ventspils and Klaipēda ports, the amount of mineral fertilizers carried by rail in the first five months of 2008 decreased by 20.4%

Concern LDz comprises holding company SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš and 8 subsidiary companies – JSC Pasažieru vilciens, JSC VRC Zasulauks, LDz Cargo Ltd, LDz Cargo Loģistika Ltd, LDz infrastruktūra Ltd, LDz ritošā sastāva serviss Ltd, JSC Starptautiskie pasažieru pārvadājumi, and LDz apsardze Ltd.
Concern LDz employs 13600 people.

Prepared by:
LDz Public Relations Division in cooperation with
LDz Cargo Ltd.
Phone: +371 6723 2855

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