Freight One has increased its transport of cement from South Ural plants to Moscow region. The company hauled about 100,000t of cement from the beginning of the construction season in April (when active deliveries began to Moscow and its suburbs), through July 2011. The figure for the same period of last year was 4Mt.
Most of the loading was done at Novotroitsk Cement Plant in Orenburg region and Magnitogorsk Cement Refractory Plant in Chelyabinsk region, from which 90,000t of cement were delivered in Freight One wagons to Moscow and Moscow region. The traffic was distributed mainly among the stations in the east of Moscow region as well as Kuntsevo-2, Presnya and Solnechnaya stations in the vicinity of Moscow Railways’ Small Ring.
The company hauled a total of 587,000t of cement from the stations of the South Ural Railway from January to July 2011, which is 28% more than in the same period of last year. On top of this, the rate that Freight One charges on cement transport for its Russian customers is an average 1% lower than the total cost of using state-owned wagons for the same purpose.