Russian Railways has proposed raising its transportation tariff for all types of cargo by 6.8% in 2017 or to differentiate between tariff increases depending on types of cargo.
The company’s differentiated tariff proposal envisages a 8.2% rise for first-class cargoes, excluding coal and ore, and for mineral fertilizers; a 6.8% rise for coal, ore and second-class cargoes; and retention of a 4.5% tariff for third-class cargoes.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service’s Director Igor Artemyev said the service proposed increasing the company’s tariff below 4.9% in 2017, while Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozyorov said the company was studying differentiating tariff growth in 2017 by classes or types of cargoes with the general growth below inflation.
The cost of transportation via railroads comprises the infrastructural part, which is received by Russian Railways and defined by the Federal Antimonopoly Service, and the rail car part, which is transferred to operators for provision of rolling stock to a cargo sender. (Prime/Business World Magazine)