Russian airfreight soars

Russia’s freight traffic grew 6.3 per cent to nearly 2.5 trillion tonne-kilometers in 2007 according to Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov.

A total of 12 billion tonnes of freight was carried in 2007, which is more than two per cent growth on 2006. Commercial freight traffic reached 2,325 billion tonne-kilometers, a 6.6 per cent increase rise on 2006.

Meanwhile, Ivanov acknowledged that Russia was clearly experiencing a deficit of airfreight operations. Moreover, Ivanov noted an increase in exports of transportation services, which rose 16.5 per cent to $7.2 billion during the first three quarters of 2007 compared to the same period a year earlier.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest news

Cargolux and DSV Panalpina to increase China freighter services

By Damian Brett

Cargolux and DSV Panalpina will increase freighter capacity to China over the coming weeks as production lines resume operations. The…

Read More

Share this story

Swissport achieves CEIV pharma first for Africa

By Damian Brett

Swissport has become the first globally operating air cargo handler to receive the CEIV Pharma certification for a facility in…

Read More

Share this story

Qatar Cargo freighters join coronavirus relief efforts

By Damian Brett

Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China today carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline…

Read More

Share this story