From March to December last year, Ukrzaliznytsia transported an average of 23% more cargo each month than in the same period of 2022. The joint work of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, security services and the military to open the Ukrainian Corridor has helped to increase traffic through seaports.
As a result, 22.3 million tonnes of all cargo were transported through seaports. In December 2023, the company reached a record level of 3.8 million tonnes of cargo unloaded at Black Sea ports since the start of the full-scale invasion. The railway also increased traffic to the Danube ports by almost 33%, in particular through Moldova and Romania.
A total of 34.4 million tonnes were transported through land crossings.
Monthly traffic averaged over 12 million tonnes of cargo. November was a record month, with 14.1 million tonnes of cargo transported by rail. Domestic traffic increased most significantly in 2023. Compared to 2022, it increased by 11.4% to 84.8 million tonnes.
In general, compared to March-December 2022, Ukrzaliznytsia increased its total traffic from 102 million tonnes to 126 million tonnes in the same period of 2023. Grain was the largest cargo type transported.