Cargo transportation amounted to 129.8 million tons in Azerbaijan in January to July, up by 1.7% YoY.
The road transport holds the biggest share of transportation volumes – 26.8% of goods were delivered via roads, the State Statistics Committee informed. The second most intense traffic was recorded by pipelines, their share in cargo transportation accounted for 26.8%. Railway and maritime transports’ share amounted to 2.7% and 6.3%, respectively while the air transport had the lowest load – 0.1%.
The freight traffic of private sector went up by 2.4% and the share of this sector in the total freight traffic amounted to 81.9%.
Transport workers provided 1.12 billion services, up by 1.9%. Some 87.7% of passengers were transported by road, 12% by metro and the rest of the passengers were transported by other means of transport.
Railways transported 8.2 million tons of cargo and 1.9 million passengers in January to July, up by 3.4% and by 26% respectively.
On average, 294 railcars were loaded per day, and 391 were unloaded.
During the day, loading operations weighing 11,600 tons were carried out in the north direction, 4,400 tons in the west, and 800 tons in the south.
In this period, 3.56 million of freight was shipped by sea, down by 28.4%. Oil products accounted for 34.1% of total traffic.
Some 4.7 million tons of cargo was loaded and unloaded via seaports and the share of transit cargo accounted for 91.8%.
As of August 1 the volume of cargo remaining in ports amounted to 1.4 million tons. The number of passengers transported by sea showed an increase of 23.1% in this period compared to the same period of 2018 and reached 11,200 people.
According to the statistics, maritime transport carried 3.52 tons of cargo, down by 28.9%. Moreover, a decline of 5.9% is also observed in freight traffic by air transport. Motor transport carried 72.22 million tons of goods and recorder an increase of 2.5%. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)