The volume of freight traffic of "South Caucasus Railway" in January-June 2012 amounted to 1584.5 thousand tons, up 10.5% over the same period in 2011.
In the first six months of 2012 SCR transported 216.0 thousand tons of cargo in export, which exceeds the first half of 2011 by 11.1%.
The volume of cargo in import traffic was 598.8 thousand tons, up 2.6% over January-June last year. In local traffic during the reporting period of 2012 the railway transported 769.7 thousand tons of cargo, which is 17.3 higher than in the first half of 2011.
It should be noted that in January-June this year the average weight of a freight train increased by 5.7%, reaching 1 432 tons against last year's 1355 tons.
In addition, in June 2012 the volume of freight traffic increased by 18.7%. Only during the month SCR transported 340.8 thousand tons of cargo, including 120.5 thousand tons in import, 36.7 thousand tons in export and 183.6 thousand tons in local traffic.
The railway is gradually building up key performance indexes including the volume of cargo. We achieved these results thanks to SCR flexible tariff policy aimed at reducing transport costs in the price of the goods transported.
SCR Significantly Increased the Efficiency of the Locomotive and Car Fleets
South Caucasus Railway in January-June 2012 significantly increased the level of efficiency of freight cars and locomotives. According to CJSC "SCR" recent statistics accelerated turnover of freight cars increased by 0.4 days or 11.1% to the level of the first half of 2011.
According to statistics on the average one car was on run during 3.6 days. In January-June 2012 the average daily performance of a car amounted to 4021 tones/km net / wagon, up 11% over the same period in 2011.
The locomotive fleet performance indexes also improved. In particular, the average mileage of the locomotive was 355.5 loc/km, which exceeds the first half of 2011 by 5.9%.
The Company achieved such results due to its policy of railway infrastructure and traction-rolling stock improvement on the basis of comprehensive measures to ensure traffic safety.
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